NWR, German Intercultural Relations forge closer ties

By Martha Nangombe

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Germany, through the Intercultural Relations Foundation, have announced the arrival of 100 apprentices who will join the NWR team to improve maintenance and skill transfer initiatives in the hospitality industry.

The alliance aims to deepen diplomatic relations by highlighting the two countries ‘ strong cooperation and mutual commitment, promoting cultural exchange and sustainable development.

The German apprentices’ delegation brings with it vocational and technical knowledge.

Led by Joachim Keferstein, the delegation is slated to come to Namibia in three groups, with the first arriving on October 26.

The second group will arrive in November, followed by the final group in February 2024.

The apprentices will be assigned to various NWR resorts around Namibia, where they will contribute their knowledge to maintenance operations while also benefiting from the experiences and insights of NWR’s highly competent local staff.

NWR spokesperson Nelson Ashipala highlighted the importance of this diplomatic initiative.

“We are thrilled to work with the Inter-Cultural Relations Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany. Skill transfer is critical in our industry, and this relationship provides us with a unique opportunity to learn from our German counterparts while they benefit from our unique expertise. With many interns currently working in our camps, this is an excellent opportunity for them to benefit from the wealth of information given by this distinguished delegation,” he said.