For more than four decades, the German government has been supporting independent peace-keeping capacities in selected African partner countries through its Equipment Aid Programme. Namibia has been a partner country since 1992. So far, equipment aid agreements amounting to 30 Million Euro have been signed.
2017 - 2020 Equipment Aid for more than 6.8 million Euro
On 10 November 2016, Germany and Namibia signed the Seventh Equipment Aid Agreement, which extends the cooperation between the two countries from 2017 until 2020. The current tranche of 6.8 million Euro (roughly 109 million NAD) runs until December 2020.
The main aim of the agreement is the training of Namibian defense personnel in order to improve peace-keeping capacities as well as implement common tactical goals in the area of defense cooperation - for a peaceful and flourishing Africa.
Responsible for implementing the projects in Namibia is the German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group, GAFTAG).
The following projects are currently being supported: