News in development cooperation
Mr. Ralph Timmermann, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy Manila travelled to Southern Leyte from November 12-14, 2012 to visit the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) initiatives there.
Deputy Head of Mission visits Leyte
The German government, through the Savings Banks Foundation for International
Cooperation (SBFIC) and the Savings Bank Essen, continues to support the Center for
Agricultural and Rural Development or CARD – a partner institution of SBFIC. With more than 1,400 branches spanning the Philippines, CARD continues to transform the lives of more than 1.7 million poor women through nine different institutions (including a training institute and a pharmacy). The initiative is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Germany supports the Philippines’ Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
The German Embassy in Manila recently granted 480,000Php to GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, Inc. (GEHFI) under its small-scale projects scheme. The funds will be used for the establishment of a drip irrigation system for 10,000 moringa trees -locally known as malunggay- on GreenEarth's tea production plantation in San Miguel, Bulacan.
German Embassy supports GreenEarth Foundation
The German Embassy in Manila recently granted 150,000 Pesos to the ERDA Technical and Vocational Secondary School in Manila. With its grant, the Embassy wants to help improve ERDA's health services, provide a more conducive learning environment as well as develop a better quality of education.
Vocational School receives grant from German Embassy
Germany and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently signed an Agreement concerning the provision of German nationals as Associate Professional Officers at the ADB. The Agreement aims to give German nationals the opportunity to support the ADB in carrying out its multilateral development cooperation activities.
Germany and ADB sign agreement
Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gudrun Kopp, emphasized the importance of future funding for international climate protection at a side event during the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Manila. In 2011 nearly 30 per cent of Germany´s bilateral funding for climate protection went to Asia.
Germany to focus on Green Growth, climate protection in Asia
During the political meeting with Secretary Cayetano Paderanga (NEDA), Mrs Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), assured German support for climate-smart development and green growth in the Philippines with a new commission of up to Php 170 Million.
Green Economy project
The small-scale development project “Aganan River Federation of Irrigators Association (ARFIA) Vermicomposting Livelihood Project” funded by the German Embassy Manila was recently inaugurated in Oton, Iloilo. The project aims to promote organic farming and benefit more than 700 local farmers by increasing their income through the use of low-cost organic fertilizer.
Embassy project Iloilo
Under its Small-Scale Projects Scheme, the German Embassy Manila has earmarked 3 million Php for small-scale development projects in the Philippines for 2012. Small-scale projects are local initiatives financed by the Federal Foreign Ministry through the German Embassy.
German Embassy earmarks 3 million Php for 2012 projects
Germany has decided to provide around 500,000 Euros (roughly 30 million Pesos) in humanitarian emergency aid for the victims of the tropical storm “Sendong”, which has caused widespread devastation and loss of life in parts of Mindanao.
Germany grants 500,000 Euros aid for Sendong victims
The German government has recently provided around 100,000 Euros (roughly 6 million Pesos) through Karl Kübel Stiftung, to fund a project supporting the fight against sex trafficking of children and women through awareness raising. The project will be implemented in eight municipalities in Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur in Mindanao.
Germany grants 6 million Pesos to fight sex trafficking
A high level visit of the Chairperson of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament “Bundestag”, Ms. Dagmar Woehrl and four Committee members to the Philippines took place last August 26 to 29.
German Parlamentarians visit Philippines
Under its small-scale projects scheme, the German Embassy in Manila recently released more than 500,000 Pesos to implement a road improvement project in the Municipality of Buguias, Benguet.
The German government has recently provided around 90,000 Euros (roughly 6 million Pesos) to fund a disaster prevention project in 15 coastal communities in the province of Albay, Bicol region.
Disaster prevention in Albay
Sitio Matablong in Barangay Balbalungao, Municipality of Lupao/Nueva Ecija was the site of the formal handover ceremony of the Embassy's small-scale project 'Balbalungao Water System' that took place recently.
The German Embassy together with the German Development Cooperation (GDC) sponsored a tour for local journalists from 18-21 October 2010 to showcase German development projects in Cebu and Leyte.
Under its small-scale projects scheme, the German Embassy in Manila recently granted 500,000 Pesos to the Municipality of Calbiga in Samar.
The German government granted 400,000 Euros (roughly 24 million Pesos) funding for a disaster preparedness project of earthquake prone communities in two Asian metropolises.
The German government provided around 200,000 Euros (roughly 12 million Pesos) to fund a disaster prevention project of 72 communities in 12 typhoon prone Philippine provinces.
Germany gave a grant of 500,000 euros (estimated 56.7 million pesos) to jumpstart WFP operations to support conflict-affected people in Central Mindanao.