2nd of February: World Wetlands Day

February 2nd is World Wetlands Day!

This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971. Wetlands are of upmost importance for coastal protection. The German Embassy in Port of Spain supports initiatives focusing on wetland protection wherever we can.

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The Embassys' small scale projects

A day care centre for the Christian Union Restoration Centre in Freeman’s Village, Antigua was officially inaugurated by Ambassador Lutz Görgens and his wife in October 2014. Finde more information o...

Ambassador Görgens at his visit to the day care centre for the Christian Union Restoration Centre in Freeman’s Village, Antigua

Ambassador Görgens at his visit to the day care centre for the Christian Union Restoration Centre in Freeman’s Village, Antigua

At the day care centre

At the day care centre

Ambassador Görgens and his wife

Ambassador Görgens and his wife

Hon Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry, Fisheries and Industry,  Mr. Ashley Cain, Chief Agricultural Officer,  Mrs. Rhonda Sutherland, Director of Communications Department,  Ms. Eva Maria Näher, CATS Programme

Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions launch in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

On Dec. 9th, 2014 the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) program, operated by the German Development Cooperation and the Windward Islands Farmers Association (WINFA) launched component one of the Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Forestry project. The focus is on adaptation measures to climate change in agriculture and forestry and a ridge to reef approach with activities in the Marriaqua valley.

Ms. Nealla Frederick, Project Manager TNC; Ambassador Lutz Görgens; Minister Emmalin Pierre, Parliamentary Representative for the St. Andrews South East; Mr. Tyrone Buckmire, Director of Grenada Fund for Conservation

Ambassador Görgens visits the launch of the Coastal Defense Project in Grenville Bay, Grenada

The German Embassy teamed up with Nature Conservancy for a pilot project for the coastal protection of Grenville Bay. The project will design and place eco-engineered reef structures in northern Grenv...

Vice Ambassador Michael Freudenberg with First Lady Reema Carmona and dignitaries

Children's Climate Carnival

The German Embassy teamed up with the Cropper Foundation to raise awareness and to visualize the effects of climate change on every part of social life in Trinidad and Tobago. Even at their very heart...

EU Presidency Latvia 2015

Latvia assumes EU Presidency

Latvia will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2015. You'll find in depth coverage on the website of the Latvian Presidency.

Human rights challenge - The logo

10th of December - International Human Rights Day

Human rights are principles that are usually protected as legal rights in national and international law. On the December the 10th 1948, the UN proclaimed its “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. ...

Guyana

Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) program 2014

2014 CATS developed detailed Plans of Operation for the climate change component in eight CARICOM Member States: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Vince...

Meeting President Anthony Carmona

New Head of Mission

Lutz Görgens presents his credentials in various countries of the Eastern Carribean. Ambassador Lutz Görgens Chargé d’Affaires Michael Freudenberg Lutz Hermann Görgens PhD is Ambassador of ...

Govenor General of Barbados, Sir Elliott Belgrave, Ambassador Lutz H Görgens

Honorary Konsul Andreas Kusay hosted a reception

“On the evening of the 9th of November, 1989 around 7 p.m., CET Socialist Unity Party Secretary, Günther Schabowski, called a press conference to announce that East Germans would be allowed to cross t...

Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov

Genova & Dimitrov

Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov, a piano duo, considered by the world music press as one of the world's finest and most successful young ensembles, were guests in Port of Spain. Upon invitation of ...

Renewable Energies (combo)

"Renewables – Made in Germany" in Barbados

During the Fourth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF IV) meeting on the 13th and 14th of November 2014 in Barbados, the hosting Caribbean Development Bank will show the exhibition "renewables – ...

The group of runners from the German Embassy

25 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Life in the German Democratic Republic (Germanys republic in the east) was grately affected by travel restrictions imposed by their leaders. After the merge of the two German nations to a unified home...

With Lina Nientimp, Person in charge for our visitors programme, GIZ (German Association for International Cooperation)

Countries with rapid urban growth face many problems

The visitors programme gave the participants from all over the world a chance to consult with stakeholders in Germany. Mrs. Cetty represented the Ministry of Transport, Trinidad and Tobago.

Steinmeier in New York

G7 Foreign Ministers discuss Isis, Ebola and Ukraine

In a meeting chaired by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the fringe of UN General Assembly in New York, the G7 foreign ministers focused on the threat posed by the terrorist organisa...

Steinmeier in front of UN building

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on reaching 50 ratifications of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Commenting on the fact that 50 states have now ratified the Arms Trade Treaty, thus ensuring its entry into force, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (25 September 2014) issued the followi...

Climate Diplomacy Day on 9 September 2014

Climate Diplomacy Day on 9 September 2014

A delegation of British and German diplomats traveled to Tobago to meet representatives of sponsored projects. The trip was crowned by a guided tour of the Gilpin Trace by Mr. Newton George.

Ambassador Stefan Schlüter with President Donald Ramotar of Guyana

Ambassador Schlüter has left Trinidad and Tobago

Towards the end of his stay in Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador Stefan Schlüter  visited many countries of the jurisdiction of the Embassy. In the course of his trips he met with Foreign Minister Nicko...

A devastating look into the baren and unprotected coastel region of Suriname

Youth in action for mangrove

The German Embassy has teamed yet again with SORTS (Stichting Ontwikkeling Radio en Televisie - Foundation for Development through Radio & Television in Suriname) to raise awareness of the importance ...

German Embassy sponsors Film Series on Climate Change

In its continues efforts to raise awareness on climate change Green Screen is back! Sustain T&Ts environmental film series will show feature movies starting 28th of October 2014 in different locations...

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
14:53:29 2 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

International Telekom Beethoven Competition

International Telekom Beethoven Competition - 2014s competitors

The International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2015 (TBCB) is open to pianists from all nations, who were born between 1983 and 1997 inclusive and are between 18 and 32 years old at the time of ...

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT

Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present in the Medium of Information Design

The Federal Foreign Office supports projects around the globe that enhance knowledge about climate change, its causes and consequences. Our focus is on countries that are key actors in climate change,...

Working, training and studying in Germany

Studierende mit Laptop

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

German presidency of the G7

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Further information is available on the following websites:

PURSUING CREATIVE STUDIES IN GERMANY

Schweinfurt: Kunsthalle (Gallery of Art) - German Art after 1945 Copyright: Museen und Galerien der Stadt Schweinfurt

This is the place to learn art: Germany’s creative universities are as varied as the subjects they teach and offer unique study programmes. But one obstacle has to be overcome: the entrance examinatio...

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

The Germans in Trinidad

The Germans in Trinidad

This book, published first in 1994, has been hard to come by in local book stores recently. But thanks to the University of Florida - Digital Collections - the book is now available as a scan on the i...

International Coaching Courses at the University of Leipzig

Judo

Every year, on behalf of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, in cooperation with the Sports Science Faculty of the University of Leipzig, the university organizes several Internatio...

Renewable Energy in Germany

Energy mix in Germany 2014

Recent analysis show that renewable energy is currently producing nearly half of Germanys energy needs. Data provided by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) show the latest figures...

Alumni Germany

Alumniportal Deutschland

Almuniportal Deutschland, the social online network for people from all over the world who have studied, researched, worked or completed a course of advanced training in Germany, is expecting its 100.000 member to sign up in a few days. Read more in the following summary or on the Alumniportal