Entries from 'SADC'

SADC water-management and its impact

As I am working already nine months in the GTZ Transboundary Water Management programm supporting the SADC Water Division with monitoring activities, donor-harmonisation and diverse public relation activities I wanted to share some results and impacts of our work for better understanding. Often regional integration is not easy to explain and benefits are indirect and…

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FIFA World Cup: magic vuvuzela-times

FIFA World Cup in South Africa: So many words have been written and so many stories told but these were some extra-ordinary weeks over here in Southern Africa with great games & people, freaky vuvuzelas, amazing hospitality and most of all a great team-spirit. Before the games started everybody was nervous and also a bit…

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Between work, lions and once-in-lifetime experiences

Now it´s almost three months that I arrived back to Southern Africa – to this amazing continent full of extrems: amazing people and hospitality – chaotic and ineffective organisation … incredible landscapes – poverty and health problems … lots of work – but also great short-time holidays. Even if my pictures speak different languages and…

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Happy to be back in Botswana

After a very long flight taking me from Berlin to Munich – over the white Alpes, through whole African continent to Johannesburg in South Africa and I finally arrived on Tuesday after almost a day of travelling to beautiful Gaborone in Botswana. It was great flying in over a totally green Kalahari-desert, as it was…

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Back to Botswana/SADC in March

After some waiting I received last week the final approval for my new challenge in Africa. From March on I will move back for at least one year to Gaborone (Botswana) and start working for the GTZ in their water-programme in the SADC region. As I wrote my thesis about this topic I am familiar…

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Master-thesis was sucessfully handed in!

After three months of field-research in Southern Africa with the GTZ in Botswana and trips to South Africa, Mozambique and Tansania and afterwards one month writing my master-thesis in Singapore I finally handed in this “masterpiece” yesterday to my university in Berlin. The thesis elaborates before the background of transboundary water-management in the SADC region…

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About consultancy and speed

When I started thinking about my thesis I just wanted to realise a topic, which had afterwards an effect on real life and did not end up in a dustbin after reading by the professor and maybe me. Than it speeded up fast… I managed to convince an MP as my supervisor, got an internship…

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Well arrived in Gaborone

After some long days in transit I finally arrived in Gaborone, Botswana, where I will stay the next three months until chrismas and work for my final thesis on the transboundary water-management in the SADC region. I flight over crazy Dubai and arrived in Joburg fine, where I had a great stay in the former…

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