Namibian university lecturer Dr. Kletus Muhana Likuwa will participate in an information visit on the theme of “How Germany is dealing with the history of the 20th century”. The visit takes place from 2 to 8 June 2019 in Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig and is part of the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. Ambassador Christian Schlaga handed over the letter of invitation on Wednesday, 24 April.
Focus of the information visit is on presenting educational work and efforts to come to terms with the past in the context of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II as well as visits to places of remembrance and memorial sites.
Discussions will take place at the Federal Foreign Office and other federal ministries, as well as at the German Bundestag and various institutions such as the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”, the Federal Commission for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR and the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Germany.
Discussions with research institutions and civilian conflict prevention institutions on social cohesion and current phenomena of right-wing populism and extremism as well as anti-Semitism as challenges for open and democratic societies will round off the fully packed programme