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German Weeks 2021: The Programme

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11.06.2021 - Article

For the 4th time, the German Embassy Windhoek and various German organisations active in Namibia present to you the German Weeks, a series of events related to German language, development cooperation, culture, arts and science!

COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to at all events. Please note that due to the pandemic, short-term changes to the programme might be necessary!

All events are also featured on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GermanEmbassyWindhoek

WEEK 1: 10 TO 16 JUNE 2021

THU, 10 JUNE 2021

  • +++POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19+++ Morning podcast: Every Thursday morning, Dennis Schröder (Head of Goethe Institut Namibia) and Peter Deselaers (Deutsche Welle Akademie Programme Director Namibia and Southern Africa) talk to Namibians acticve in media and creativity industry.
    On facebook @GoetheInstitutNamibia

FRI, 11 JUNE 2021

  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Goethe Institut Namibia German Language Competition (full day online event, exams are not public)

SAT, 12 JUNE 2021

  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Goethe Institut Namibia German Language Competition (online event)
    11.00 to 15:00 public livestream on facebook @GoetheInstitutNamibia
    Experience a colorful entertainment program with star guests from the music and cultural scene like the musicians Lize Ehlers and EES, games and interactive fun in German, moderated by Jasko Rust and Sybille Moldzio (Hitradio Namibia)
    The award ceremony and final show will take place during the livestream at 14:00!

MON, 14 JUNE 2021

  • Ingo Schulze
    Ingo Schulze © Gaby Gerster
    Online Disucssion
    with German author Ingo Schulze about his book “Die rechtschaffenen Mörder”
    The event will be in German language! Further information on the book is available here.
    18:00, via Zoom, please find the link here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdumpqjouHtHw6ZgoY3jGsJXjulbKT4z6

TUE, 15 JUNE 2021

  • Inauguration of the AgriTVET Campus at Rundu Vocational Training Center
    On the new campus, vocational training in the agricultural field will be offered. The project is funded in the framework of the German-Namibian development cooperation and will contribute to gearing the TVET system towards the needs of the Namibian labour market.
    10:00 - 12:00 @ Vocational Training Center, Maria Mwengere Road, Rundu
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation Information Stall
    09:00 - 12:00 @ UN Plaza, Katutura, Windhoek
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation Radio Interview on the topic of the KAS scholarship programme
    06:30 - 08:00 live on Hitradio Namibia

WED, 16 JUNE 2021

  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Reading with Jewish-German author Adriana Altaras (in German language)
    More information on her books is available at https://altaras.eu/writing/
    19:00 @ Goethe-Institut Namibia, Fidel Castro Street, Windhoek

WEEK 2: 17 TO 22 JUNE 2021

Jewish-German author Adriana Altaras
Jewish-German author Adriana Altaras © Gene Glover
THU, 17 JUNE 2021

  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Reading with Jewish-German author Adriana Altaras (in German language)
    More information on her books is available at https://altaras.eu/writing/
    In the morning @ DHPS, Church Street, Windhoek
    (not open to the public)
  • +++ ONLINE EVENT, ON INVITATION ONLY +++ Public Discussion Forum on the topic “German-Namibian socio-economic relations: Reciprocal trends and opportunities for the future towards a 4th Industrial Revolution”, organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation
    16:00 - 21:00 @ Hilton Hotel, Reverend Scott Street, Windhoek

FRI, 18 JUNE 2021

  • Winner's announcement
    Announcement of the winners of the #GermanIsFun photo competition     (online)
  • Launch of #StepThree Narrating Namibia
    ‘Narrating Africa is an impossible task due to the cultural, linguistic diversity’ and at the same time an ‘interesting’ and ‘brave topic’, reflects Namibian writer Rémy Ngamije. The Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach – together with partners from universities and institutions in Germany, Switzerland and Namibia – takes on this challenge by asking questions such as “How do we narrate Africa as a continent and its diversity? Which images and stereotypes, which colonial and national ideologies can we find in literature about Africa and how does literature shape, continue or do away with them in turn?”
    #StepThree of the series “Narrating Africa” focuses on literary texts and cultural objects that narrate Namibia. The selection of texts portrays the multilingual Namibian society. Together, texts and objects represent snapshots of Namibian literature and culture. Scholars and writers discuss and contextualise their meaning and narration, but also raise further questions. This exhibition was curated by Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach in co-operation with the University of Namibia.
    18:30 @ Goethe-Institut Namibia, Fidel Castro Street, Windhoek
    The launch of #StepThree will take place virtually via Zoom. The link will be published here shortly: https://www.dla-marbach.de/kalender/. The exhibition is open from 21 June at the Goethe-Institut Namibia.

Tipp-Kick-Figuren
Tipp-Kick! © dpa
SAT, 19 JUNE 2021

  • +++ CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Tipp-Kick Tournament
    Tipp-Kick can be described as “football in miniature”. It's easy to play and fun is guaranteed!
    For children (6-16 years), no previous registration needed!
    09:30 - 13:00 @ Goethe-Institut Namibia, Fidel Castro Street, Windhoek
  • +++ CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ 2020 European Football Championship: Public Viewing Portugal vs Germany
    18:00 @ DELK Gemeindezentrum (German Church Community Center), Windhoek-West, Külz Street
    (broadcast in English language)

MON, 21 JUNE 2021

  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation Information Stall
    09:00 - 12:00 @ Komasdal Extension 27, Playground, Windhoek
  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Reading with Jewish-German author Adriana Altaras (in German language)
    More information on her books is available at https://altaras.eu/writing/
    18:00 @ Swakopmund Museum, Molenweg, Swakopmund

Anke Helfrich and Adrian Mears in concert.
Anke Helfrich and Adrian Mears in concert. © contributed
TUE, 22 JUNE 2021

  • Inauguration of a German Teaching Room at the University of Namibia
    The technical equipment for this room was supported by the German Embassy Windhoek.
    15:00 @ UNAM Main Campus, Windhoek
  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Anke Helfrich Jazz Duo (piano & trombone)
    19:00 @ Residence of the German Ambassador to Namibia (on invitation only)

WEEK 3: 23 to 30 JUNE 2021

WED, 23 JUNE 2021

  • Tafel House Open Market Oshakati: during construction of the upgraded market stands.
    Tafel House Open Market Oshakati: during construction of the upgraded market stands. © GIZ
    Re-opening: Tafel House Open Market Oshakati

    Upgraded to ensure adherence to COVID-19 regulations, the informal trading area will re-open. The project was supported by GIZ in the framework of the bilateral development cooperation. GIZ will present an overview of similar interventions in other towns.
    12:00 @ Oshakati West
  • Queenzab Brass Band Concert
    and handing over musical instruments donated by Goethe-Institut Namibia
    14:00 @ Groot Aub

THU, 24 JUNE 2021

  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Anke Helfrich Jazz Duo (piano & trombone)
    Grown up in Namibia and Germany, Anke Helfrich is today one of the leading female Jazz pianists in Europe! The entrance to the concert is free.
    19:00 @ DHPS, Church Street, Windhoek

FRI, 25 JUNE 2021

  • Information event: Senior Expert Service
    The Senior Experten Service (SES) is the leading German organisation for voluntary assignments carried out by specialists and executives retired or taking a career break.The Senior Experts work internationally and pass on their expertise and professional experience always on a voluntary basis and on demand. Interesting for small and medium-sized companies, social and medical institutions, schools and vocational training institutes!
    10:00 - 12:00 @ Goethe-Institute Namibia, Fidel Castro Street, Windhoek
    Please register at r.mueller-bornemann@rep.ses-bonn.de 
  • Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten
    Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten © Ja
    Book launch and discussion with the author: “This land is my land” by Namibian author Erika von Wietersheim
    09:00 - 12:00 online event

SAT, 26 JUNE 2021

  • +++ POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 +++ Anke Helfrich Jazz Duo (piano & trombone) Matinée
    Grown up in Namibia and Germany, Anke Helfrich is today one of the leading female Jazz pianists in Europe! The entrance to the concert is free.
    12:00 @ Crocodile Farm, Otjiwarongo
  • Youth Orchestras of Namibia (YONA) Concert
    and handing over of an instrument donation from Germany
    12:00 @ WHS Suiderhof Primary School
  • Car Cinema: “Rico, Oscar und die Tieferschatten”
    Load your family in the car and come watch the German children's movie in German language with English subtitles! The entrance is free. Find a synopsis of the movie's story here: “Rico, Oscar und die Tieferschatten”: synopsis
    15:30 @ parking of the German Lutheran Church Community Center, Külz Street, Windhoek-West
  • Grave Decisions (Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot)
    “Grave Decisions” (“Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot”) © _
    Car Cinema: “Grave Decisions” (“Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot”)

    German comedy movie in German with English subtitles. The entrance is free. Find a synopsis of the movie's story here: “Grave Decisions”: synopsis
    18:30 @ parking of the German Lutheran Church Community Center, Külz Street, Windhoek-West

MON, 28 June 2021

  • Get Started Workshop - from your innovative idea to a successful and creative pitch

    The workshop particularly addresses applicants of the Falling Walls Lab Namibia and those of you, who have an interesting idea, but who still have doubts about submitting an application. The workshop covers a presentation about Falling Walls and the application process, strategies for brainstorming ideas, presentation techniques, public speaking and a pitch training.
    08:30 - 13:00 please register beforehand at daad.namibia@gmail.com

  • Information event: Senior Expert Service
    The Senior Experten Service (SES) is the leading German organisation for voluntary assignments carried out by specialists and executives retired or taking a career break.The Senior Experts work internationally and pass on their expertise and professional experience always on a voluntary basis and on demand. Interesting for small and medium-sized companies, social and medical institutions, schools and vocational training institutes!
    10:00 - 12:00 @ Goethe-Institute Namibia, Fidel Castro Street, Windhoek
    Please register at r.mueller-bornemann@rep.ses-bonn.de 

TUE, 29 JUNE 2021

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