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German Development Media Awards announced
The German Development Media Awards seek to honor journalists worldwide who despite challenges are dedicated to reporting on human rights issues affecting their communities, countries and regions. These Awards are a new initiative by the German Government and Germany's international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle. Entries can include all journalistic formats in print, radio, TV and online focusing on human rights and development and must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Applications can be handed in until 31st May 2013.
Within the framework of German-Nepali bilateral development cooperation a High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) was handed over to the National Medicines Laboratory on Friday, April 19th, 2013.
On April 9, 2013 the Biomass Stove Testing Laboratory has been inaugurated at the Renewable Energy Test Station (RETS). RETS as an institution under the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) aims at making energy use for domestic and productive purposes in Nepal more efficient.
Nepal coach successful in DFB International Coaching Course
In 2012, the German Government again invited a football coach from Nepal to participate in the renowned DFB International Coaching Course (B-Level) in Hennef/Germany. After successful completion of the demanding course, Mr. Kishor Kumar K.C. who currently coaches both on a national and club level received his DFB certificate from Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Henning Hansen at the Embassy on 20 December 2012. International sports promotion has been an integral part of Germany's cultural relations and education policy since 1961. In Nepal, the promotion of football and athletics have been a particular focus of German support.
The German Government continues the successful and long-standing bilateral economic cooperation with Nepal in the mutually agreed focal areas of 'Economic Development and Trade, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, and Health'. Further activities are implemented in the field of infrastructure development and strengthening of the peace process.
The German Government will make available a total amount of EUR 37.2 million for new and ongoing programmes in Nepal for the years 2012 / 2013. This comprises of EUR 14.0 million for Financial Cooperation and EUR 23.2 million for Technical Cooperation projects.
New German commitments for 2012-13