Schulfest in Thiès

Children show solidarity for children

Childrens rights are the overarching topic of the current school year in the schools within the jurisdiction of the catholic education authority of Thiès. This includes the right of every child to a b...

KfW Development Bank: Financial cooperation with Senegal

KfW Development Bank support the energy sector in Senegal with 80 Billion FCFA

Michael Wehinger, head of the West Africa and Madagascar department at the KfW development bank in Frankfurt, visited Senegal between the 21st and 25th of November 2016. He used his first visit to Sen...

Members of Sthenos Phanos Senegal e.V. and ASPAIL association with Ambassador Dr. Schimkoreit

Creating opportunities through vocational training

Vocational training in electromechanics and solar technology for young Senegalese and return migrants from Germany: the German association Sthenos Phanos Senegal e.V. has many years of practical exper...

canoe sports

Short-term canoeing project

The Senegalese Canoe and Rowing Federation is hosting the german cano expert Manuel Matzka for three weeks. The president of the Federation, Ady Fall, is very pleased by the support and expects valuab...

Presentation of letters of credence

Presentation of letters of credence

On October 11th 2016 Ambassador Renate Astrid Schimkoreit presented her letters of credence to the Senegalese President Macky Sall. President Sall and Ambassador Schimkoreit underlined the trusting pa...

Theater performance "Chaque fois qu'elle pluie tombait"

Theatre performance in Rufisque

Six Senegalese actresses, a German director and a story based on a Fulbe fairy tale: the theatre group presented its piece “Chaque fois qu’elle riait … la pluie tombait” at the “Centre Culturel Mauric...

Back from a trip to Germany

Back from Germany

For Yoro, Ndeye Khady, Marième and Yeya school has started again in Senegal. Only few days ago they got back from Germany, from a 4 week long trip with many new impressions, experiences and new friend...

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. 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.

Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller

Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development., Dr. Gerd Müller visits Senegal

With his visit to Senegal on the 8th of August, federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller starts a 5 day tour of the continent that will also lead him to Niger and Ruanda.  In Senegal the Federal Ministry of ...

Grünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts

Final of the International German Olympics held in the Weltsaal at the Federal Foreign Office

For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.


Germany assumes the chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement

On average, earthquakes, floods, droughts, storms and climate change force one individual every second to flee their home – more than 200 million people since 2008 alone. In an attempt to provide glob...

Teranga Bär

The German Embassy in Dakar welcomes its Teranga Bär!

Since the beginning of June the freshly painted Buddy Bär adorns the Residence of the Ambassador! The senegalese artist Lamine Diémé colourfully painted the Bear with scenes from daily life in rural a...

Official launch of the higher education programme PESEREE

Official launch of the higher education programme PESEREE

On May 24th Mary Tew Niane, Senegalese Minister of Higher Education and Research, and Bernhard Kampmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, officially launched the higher education program...

Deutschland-Stand bei der EU-Studienmesse in Dakar Mai 2016

Conference and student fair on „Study opportunities in Europe“

In mid May the Delegation of the European Union in Dakar organized a conference and student fair on „Study opportunities in Europe“ at the „Place du Souvenir“ and invited the member states of the Euro...

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

Energiewende in Deutschland

Making good progress with the Energiewende

The first Government monitoring report entitled “Energy of the future” shows that Germany’s Energiewende – the transformation of its energy system – is on course. As part of the “Energy of the future” monitoring process, the German Government takes stock of progress made with the Energiewende each year.

Schools: Partners for the Future

Responsibility, partnership, dialogue – these are the cornerstones of our value-based foreign policy. Education is a central resource in the globalized world. That is why the Federal For-eign Office and its partners have established sustainable education partnerships through the global network of 1500 partner schools.

Studenten während einer Statistik-Vorlesung im Hörsaal an der Universität Leipzig

Germany is an attractive place to study

The Initiative for Excellence, greater autonomy for institutions of higher education, the introduction of new subjects, more bachelors and masters degree courses and larger numbers of students from ab...

Deutsche Sprache

German – A Language Learned all over the World, but Firmly Rooted in Europe

German is the second foreign language in the European Union (EU) and when it comes to the 90 million people whose mother tongue is German, it is actually in first place. It is also officially recognised as a minority language in eight countries Does this then mean we should not worry about the status of the German language in Europe? The answer unfortunately is - yes, we should be concerned, as the German language plays only a minor role in the institutions of the EU.

Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn

The World of Media

Germany is one of the countries with the highest media density and the greatest press diversity in the world. Hundreds of daily newspapers, thousands of magazines and millions of active Internet users guarantee an exceptional diversity of opinion. The relationships between the individual “voices” of the different media are changing in the age of Web 2.0: whether print, television, radio, Internet, social media, books or film, the media future will be played in an orchestra.

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of

The Liaison Office of the German Embassy Dakar in Bissau will be closed

from Thursday, 9th until Friday, 24th of February 2017.

The Liaison Office of the German Embassy Dakar in Banjul will be closed

from Monday, 6th until Friday, 24th of February 2017.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Dr. Renate Astrid Schimkoreit

Dr. Renate Astrid Schimkoreit, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde based in Dakar.

Visa information

Find here our online-appointment system for visa application and information sheets!

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.