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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.

Background story | 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.
Background story | Arts & Culture | 19. December 2022
Diversity sounds good
In 2022, the Gender@Work workshop series prepared young women from all over Africa for a career in the music industry for the third time.
Background story | Social Entrepreneurship | 29. September 2022
Sustainability as a Growth Engine
A reportage of projects in a country aiming to expand its economic power sustainably and without detours, and the role that social enterprises play in this.
Background story | Social Entrepreneurship | 2. August 2022
Toward green economy with climate and gender equality: Three Kenyan social enterprises pave the way
The “epScale Funding Call Promoting Women in the Green Economy” supports social enterprises that have a positive impact on the environment along with strengthening economic opportunities for women.
Background story | Education | 27. October 2021
Science with a pink rabbit
Teaching in a completely different way! Facundo Mercado Sandoval and his fictional persona Facu bring STEM education to preschool and elementary school children in Chilean Patagonia – until close to Antarctica.
Background story | Social Entrepreneurship | 26. October 2021
E-Mobility Innovation Call 2021: Five African innovations for greener mobility
Innovative, sustainable and social: Get to know the winning solutions of the E-Mobility Innovation Award 2021 of Siemens Stiftung.
Background story | General | 1. October 2021
Thank you for nine years with Siemens Stiftung, Rolf Huber!
Rolf Huber stepped down as Managing Director at Siemens Stiftung on 30 September 2021. A tribute from our team and network partners.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
Welcome to Antarctica: with school closed, the world is a classroom
Even though Jessica Espinoza Fuentes' students have never met in person at school, they discover the world together on a digital research trip.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
Even the smallest collaboration creates great cohesion
Teaching in the Pandemic: Emma Janelle UC Artigas on digital platforms and the unwavering will to keep teaching.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
When creativity sparks curiosity even digitally
The pandemic turned María Vargas Fernández's life upside down: From one day to the next, kindergarten classes moved online.