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Background 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.

Background story | Education | 6. July 2020
Sustainable by design: pursuing the SDGs through Design Thinking
How can Design Thinking, a method for user-centric design and problem solving, enrich classroom lessons? Teachers and students from South Africa share their experiences.
Background story | Culture | 15. May 2020
“Journal Rappé:” Social criticism wrapped in hip-hop
Post-colonialism, environmental topics, and development in Africa – just some of the issues addressed in ten episodes of “Journal Rappé,” which will be presented at Munich Biennale 2020.
Background story | Head of Unit | 31. March 2020
Dr. Nathalie von Siemens: Thank you for 7 ½ years of working with the foundation
After 7 ½ years, Dr. Nathalie von Siemens is stepping down from her role as Managing Director at Siemens Stiftung. Colleagues reflect on their time together.
Interview | Development Cooperation | 30. March 2020
Full speed ahead! – One year of WeTu in Kenya
Our social enterprise, WeTu, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Kenya. What challenges did the company face when it was founded? What has been accomplished so far? What is next in the water, energy, and e-mobility segments?
Interview | Education | 27. February 2020
Open Educational Resources: A new culture of sharing
All teaching materials are now available on the Siemens Stiftung media portal as Open Educational Resources (OER) and can be downloaded free of charge. But how can educators put them to use? An interview with Corinna Hartung.
Interview | Education | 29. January 2020
Unlocking every child’s gifts
How do inclusive experimental lessons work? An interview with primary school teacher Stefanie Trense on new methods for STEM lessons.
Interview | Culture | 9. January 2020
How Music In Africa is changing the music landscape
After launching in 2013, the Music In Africa Foundation and its musicinafrica.net online portal have become permanent parts of African music. An interview with Aisha Deme (Senegal) and Serge Maboma (Cameroon).
Interview | Education | 15. November 2019
Local actors – internationally networked
“The only way we can create permanent change in the global education system is by working together with an international network.” Badin Borde on Siemens Stiftung’s network-building efforts.
Interview | Development Cooperation | 28. August 2019
Constant dripping wears the stone
Max Steiner’s work focuses on providing support for the disadvantaged. In Bolivia, he’s spreading the concept of OneDollarGlasses.
Interview | Development Cooperation | 21. May 2019
Driving development with e-mobility
Innovative mobility solutions for rural regions of Africa. Rolf Huber discusses the potential of e-mobility and the approach taken by WeTu, Siemens Stiftung's social enterprise.
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