High school learners introduced to Green Hydrogen

The German Embassy in Windhoek, in collaboration with the Namibia Green Hydrogen Research Institute (NGHRI) and the University of Namibia (UNAM), hosted more than 100 high school learners from around the country to introduce them to green hydrogen.

The event, titled “Green Hydrogen: What does it mean for Namibian Students?”, brought together enthusiastic students, who wanted to learn more about the much talked about energy carrier of the future. The field of science and technology is becoming increasingly relevant internationally and plays an important role in Germany's bilateral relations as well as multilateral relations. In this context, the German Embassy is intensifying its activities in the field of science diplomacy and green hydrogen occupies a prominent position in the cooperation between Namibia and Germany.

The necessary skills to be acquired by young Namibians in order to find employment opportunities in the green hydrogen sector in the future were discussed at the workshop. A variety of speakers introduced the students to the basics of green hydrogen and study opportunities available for those interested in pursuing a career in green hydrogen. The learners were also treated to demonstrations by experts on components that are of importance for the development of a green hydrogen industry in Namibia.

Ambassador Herbert Beck and the UNAM Vice Chancellor Kenneth Matengu, welcomed the students to the day-long event. Both were pleased by the enthusiasm they demonstrated to learn more about green hydrogen.

Ambassador Beck told the students that the event was a timely one and said there will be a series of similar engagements conducted as Namibia develops its green hydrogen economy. “Green hydrogen has the potential to create jobs for Namibians. I am delighted by the large turnout of female students. Green hydrogen opportunities are not only for men.”