News | Development Cooperation 08.05.2013

Rolf Huber discusses foundations’ international commitment

Growing global inequality, climate change, educational deprivation – many current and future challenges can only be solved through international cooperation. German foundations are actively involved in developing and emerging countries in a wide range of ways. The Siemens Stiftung also designs and implements projects relating to providing basic needs, education and culture in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. They aim to promote individual responsibility and self-initiative among the population.

 The Siemens Stiftung also designs and implements projects relating to providing basic needs, education and culture in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. They aim to promote individual responsibility and self-initiative among the population.

Why is such commitment worthwhile? And what challenges does it bring? Those questions are at the focus of the event “Going Global: The International Commitment of Foundations” that will be held as part of German Foundation Congress on May 15, 2013. Rolf Huber, Managing Director of the Siemens Stiftung, will hold a podium discussion with representatives of internationally operating foundations, Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, Vice-Minister at the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and Engagement Global gGmbH – Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen.

Participants in the German Foundation Congress are warmly invited to attend.

Venue: Congress Center Düsseldorf, Room 26
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:15 – 3 p.m.

Here you can find more information on the 2013 German Foundation Congress (German only).