Stories & Interviews

There are plenty of people around the world with the courage to try something new and turn ideas for a better future into reality. Here you’ll hear from our project cooperation partners, network members, and participants in addition to experts in fields that motivate us and make a difference in society.

Interview | Education | 11 February 2024
#Bildungswende: «We want children to become active shapers of their future!»
«We want children to become active shapers of their future!» Videocast with Prof. Dr. Reiss and Dr. Smidt In the #Bildungswende (educational turnaround) videocast, our Managing Director Dr. Nina Smidt and Prof. Dr. Kristina Reiss, renowned education expert and long-serving head of the PISA program in Germany, discuss the future of education with David Neil Read More
Insight | Arts & Culture | 29 December 2023
The power of networking for business and sustainable development
From November 9 to 11, 2023, over 1,200 participants from 40 countries gathered at the ACCES Conference in Tanzania. In this article, Siemens Stiftung provides an insight into one of the largest networking events for the African music industry.
Insight | Social Entrepreneurship | 18 December 2023
Foundations as Catalysts for Resilience
As representatives of civil society, foundations are particularly well suited to forging partnerships and providing testing grounds for new solutions that enable sustainable social development in our fast-changing world. An article by our board member Dr. Nina Smidt.
Insight | Education | 13 October 2023
UNESCO Digital Learning Week 2023
Under the motto “Steering technology for education”, the DLW brought together over 1,000 participants from 45 countries to discuss the transformative power of digital platforms and generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of education. Siemens Stiftung representatives attended the event – here are a few of the insights we gained.
Interview | 12 October 2023
Caring for our Planet: Climate change education and workforce development are vital to our future
Climate change and the subsequent environmental degradation are accelerating at a rapid pace, adversely impacting millions of lives around the globe. Insights into the commitment of Siemens Stiftung and Siemens Foundation USA.
Insight | 29 June 2023
“Good intentions and high ambitions are no guarantee for success”
To share learnings and reflect with experts from other multistakeholder initiatives, a panel discussion has been organized and recorded in April 2023. The aim: to discuss, how collaboration in development cooperation can be successful.
Interview | 20 June 2023
Our Guiding Principle is Working Together
How can our foundation work achieve the greatest possible impact? An interview with Dr. Nina Smidt and Klaus Grünfelder about Siemens Stiftung’s adapted strategy and why learning and creating together are crucial to this.
Interview | 09 March 2023
Inspiring change: Paving the way for gender equality through social entrepreneurship, music, and education
Siemens Stiftung’s initiatives have been a game changer for the women beneficiaries in Africa and Latin America through projects in clean energy, music, and education, thus promoting the Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality, climate action, quality education, reduced inequalities, and partnerships for the goals.
Insight | 06 February 2023
“We’re part of the DNA of African music!”
The pan-African network 'Music In Africa' has a constant beating pulse on the web. The impulse generated, however, when creative minds come together from across the continent is an issue explored by our report on the ACCES.
Insight | Arts & Culture | 20 December 2022
The transcendent power of music: A social and economic leveler
In her blog post, Dr. Nina Smidt sheds light on the role Africa's largest music network can play in the continent's social and economic development.