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Partners and alumni invited to a networking event at the home of the German Ambassador by the German Embassy in Nairobi and the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi 

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It was a beautiful summer evening with good mood, music, food, and drinks at the networking meeting for partners and alumni of Kenyan-German programs, hosted by the German Embassy together with the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi at the Residence on January 24, 2023. “Diplomatic relations between Kenya and Germany were established in 1963; Germany was the first country to recognize the young republic after Kenya’s independence.” “This year we celebrate 60 years of German-Kenyan relations,” emphasized the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kenya, H.E. Sebastian Groth, in his welcome address.

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Beate Schindler-Kovats, director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) office in Nairobi, noted in her opening remarks that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the DAAD office in Nairobi.

DAAD Kenya

She thanked DAAD alumni, partners from universities and ministries, as well as local and international organizations, for their continuous and long-standing commitment to DAAD and for their cooperation and support of DAAD’s regional and worldwide programs and projects.

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For the nearly one hundred guests, including many alumni and university representatives from across the country and Tanzania, it was a great opportunity to exchange ideas, make new contacts, and network.

DAAD Kenya

The DAAD supports academic exchange in both directions, has a large network of more than 10,000 registered alumni in the area, and pays for university partnerships and centers of excellence in East Africa.

It was a great way to start the new year, which is sure to be full of more exciting meetings and events related to academic relations between Germany and East Africa.

 

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