Welcome to the German Embassy in Harare!
The Embassy and the Consular Section are closed on 3rd and 4th October due to celebrations of German Unity day.
You are planning to travel to Germany? As a Zimbabwean citizen, you will need a visa. This website guides you through the application process and allows you to download the application forms and requirements.
Climate Change, Risks and Challenges – explained by top climate scientists
In November, about 20,000 politicians, researchers, diplomats and activists will meet at the annual World Climate Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany to discuss global climate protection. The challenge is how to mitigate climate change and guard against the already existing impacts.
However, the responsibility should not be placed solely on politicians, since the international climate diplomacy requires perseverance over years and needs the civil society to build up ambition and momentum.
WWF and Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK) offer free online course
Germany’s guidelines for Africa
Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.
Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa
Kosmos Humboldt website - www.kosmos-humboldt.org
Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20
Germany’s International Sports Promotion programme
„The German Embassy in Zimbabwe has donated sports equipment to the “Aces Youth Soccer Academy” in Harare. This donation is part of Germany’s International Sports Promotion programme.”
Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – deutschland.de has a new face to it
Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others: If you want to understand what makes Germany tick and what Germany is busy talking about, then visit deutschland.de and its social-media channels.
The Deutschland portal has a new face: young, refreshed, mobile and highly interactive. www.deutschland.de
As part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the German Foreign Office, the Sports Science Faculty of Leipzig University organizes postgraduate study courses for coaches and physical education teachers. These 5-month courses take place twice a year and are offered in four alternating specializations and languages (English, Spanish, Arabic and French).
Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now
The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at
www.EnergyEfficiencyAward.de - Klick: English Version
youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project
Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!
The best project will win 15,000 euros.
To take part, visit youforg20.deutschland.de/en
Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.
Further information is available on the following webpages:
Are you a German national?
Were you born after 31/12/1999 geboren?
Were you born abroad (not in Germany)?
Are you expecting a child which will also be born abroad (not in Germany)?
If you can affirm all the questions above, then you need to be aware of the following:
You must apply for the birth to be registered in the register of births at the competent German registry office before your child's first birthday. The deadline is deemed to have been met if the application is received by the competent German mission abroad within the one-year period.
If you fail to do that, then your child will not acquire German nationality through birth if it already has got another nationality.
We would like to inform that, in support of the sustainable development goals of agenda 2030 (SDGs), Technische Universität Dresden is offering a range of environmental management courses in 2016 and 2017. For those who are interested, please
“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages
“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.