Ambassador Harald Günther meet Under Secretary General Sahle Work-Zewde
On November 20th, 2014, Ambassador Harald Günther handed over his letter of credentials to Under Secretary General Sahle Work-Zewde, effectively accrediting him as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Nairobi. Amb. Günther and the USG also discussed issues of mutual interest, such as the position of Nairobi and Vienna in the UN system.
Official visit to the Republic of Seychelles
On November 11th, Ambassador Harald Günther handed over his letter of credentials to the President of the Republic of Seychelles, HE Pres. James A. Michel. In addition, Ambassador Günther met with a range of government officials and business partners as well as the Diplomatic Corps and the Austrian community. We thank the authorities of the Republic of #Seychelles and the Austrian Honorary Consulate in Victoria for the excellent organisation.
The Embassy handed out more than 300 sanitary kits in two Kenyan schools
On October 10th, H.E. Ambassador Harald GÜNTHER and a team of the Embassy visited two schools in Kiambu County, Njenga Karume Primary School and Gatatha Primary. Together with our project partners @Rural Teenagers Support Programme and the Deputy County Commissioner of Kiambu County, the Embassy handed out sanitary kits to over 300 girls and boys, which included soap, underwear and re-usable sanitary pads. A great start to the International Day of the Girl Child!
Austria's new Honorary Consul Petra Chantal Reiser
The Austrian Embassy Nairobi is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Petra Chantal REISER as Austria's new Honorary Consul to the Republic of Seychelles, based in Mahé.
The official opening of the Honorary Consulate by the Austrian Ambassador Christian Hasenbichler is planned in spring 2014.
The Honorary Consulate can be reached with immediate effect:
Tel. +248 4261020 (land line) +248 2514111 (mobile)
Two members of staff of the Austrian Embassy in Nairobi visited the NGO „Co-Exist Initiative“ that has been actively supported by the Austrian North-South Embassy projects. Within the scope of the cooperation, Co-Exist focuses on the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) of Maasai peoples in Kajiado County in Kenya. Educational advertising to the male Maasai population of the effects of FGM stands at the fore of the project. This is a unique approach, since other NGOs predominately focus on FGM and women, whereas Co-Exist aims at eradicating FGM as a cultural practice by targeting the male Maasai population.