Town Twinning

History and development of the town twinning between Mwanza and Wuerzburg

and what vitalises it today:

mutual visits - internships and trainings - important events in the sister city


The Connective Cities international Dialogue Event “Municipal sustainable energy production and efficiency: planning and implementing innovative solutions” took place from 9 to 11 May in Würzburg, Germany.

The event took place at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg and was organized by Connective Cities in cooperation with the City of Würzburg.

As part of the event excursions the participants had the opportunity to visit examples of sustainable energy production and energy efficiency in the Würzburg area.

The participating cities and institutions from Germany but also from Latin America and Africa that participated in the event were:
Buffalo City, South Africa
Portmore, Jamaica
Kragujevac, Serbia
Nablus, Palestinian Territory
Skopje, Macedonia
SALGA (South African Local Government Association)
City of Oldenburg, Germany
City of Hagen, Germany
City of Würzburg
University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
University of Würzburg Fraunhofer ISC
ZAE Würzburg
M.W.A.N.Z.A. e.V., Würzburg

The participants had the possibility to present their local good practices, to discuss and address their challenges as well as to develop new joint project ideas.

50 Years of Town Twinning - 5 artworks from Mwanza - 5 Anniversary-T-Shirts

Dear friends, together with Afri-Calabash Art Fair, Mwanza, and Fonelisco e.V. we are offering 5 jubilee T-Shirts in order to celebrate 50 years of Mwanza and Würzburg being sister cites. If you would like to order a T-shirt, please let us know. We can then help you with the ordering process which is in German as the T-Shirts are printed by the German company Seedshirt. Thanks for the great Mwanza artwork to the three artists Simon Lusana Ndokeji, Mathew Atik and Edward Tibasima. Special thanks to Isack Asfao from the art initiative Afri-Calabash Art Fair for his support.

By installing and successfully operating four photovoltaic (PV) power plants on municipal buildings that will deliver electricity for consumption by the owners, the relevant target groups in Mwanza will be made aware of the technical and economic potential of solar power generation. In the medium term they will then be able to build PV-based solar power plants on a large scale. Furthermore, in the municipal buildings the power required from the public grid will be reduced, and overall expenditure on electric power will be lowered in the medium term.

- Es gilt das gesprochene Wort -

Ceremonies upon the signing of the city twinning agreement between Würzburg and Mwanza (twinning established on 28.06.1966), 12.06.2013,
8.00 pm City Council chamber

In Würzburg, the towels are embroidered with the names of the guests. The class H III of the Vocational School of Home Economics at the Clara-Oppenheimer School, has produced these towels with the assistance of their professional teacher Martha Oehrlein.

Marked Towels for the Mwanza Guests


„Tilapia-fish from Lake Victoria meets fruit-wine-soup from Wuerzburg“

„What`s life like in Tanzania?“ This was the key question of a preparatory workshop of the Frankenwarte Academy for nine students of the Wuerzburg School of Domestic Science, who are planning a journey to Mwanza / Tanzania. In a co-operation project of the academy, the Klara Oppenheim School, and the M.W.A.N.Z.A.-Association the students realized a three weeks' training together with their collegues of the V.E.T.A. Vocational School. „We will never get this chance again“, form captain Katharina Eich is convinced.

M.W.A.N.Z.A. - Association presents itself on the market place on the occasion of „Gate to Africa"

Würzburg. A Vietnamese priest from Mwanza, an African documentary filmer, a Tansanian expert für sewing machines, a secondary modem school headmaster from the region of Schweinfurt, a retired Swiss woman architect, a qualified educator in therapeutics- the latter two living in Mwanza -a Mwanza, a Mwanzan artist from Baden-Baden, beginning trainees - they all met at the stand of M.W.A.N.Z.A. association in the tent of the One-World-Forum at the Africa Festival. Globalisation alive!


Representatives and Delegations from Wuerzburg Visiting Our Sister City Mwanza

Representatives and Delegations from Mwanza Visiting Wuerzburg

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