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News | Culture | 31. October 2019
ACCES 2019: Akon as one of the leading speakers
From 28-30 November, the Music In Africa Conference For Collaboration, Exchange And Showcases (ACCES 2019) brings together music experts from more than 50 countries to discuss challenges facing the music business, discover emerging musicians, and increase global recognition of African music. This year’s edition of Africa’s largest music conference is in Accra, Ghana. One of Read More...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 7. October 2019
Diversified Sources of Capital and Investor Matchmaking are Key Success Factors for Social Enterprises in Development Work
A new report, ‘Innovative Financing for Social Entrepreneurs’, released today by Siemens Stiftung, shines a spotlight on imperative solutions for social development’s biggest hurdle: financing. As it stands today, social entrepreneurs working in development have trouble scaling their businesses because of obstacles in accessing tailor-made capital and in finding the “right” investors. The report is Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 30. August 2019
Safe Water Enterprise sells one millionth liter of clean drinking water in Wath Onger, Kenya
Around the world, three out of ten people do not have access to clean drinking water. Half of these people are in Africa south of the Sahara. The Migori region in western Kenya is one of the regions that lack clean drinking water. But for the last six months, a Siemens Stiftung water kiosk has Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 21. August 2019
WePower: clean solar lamps for fishermen at Lake Victoria
Siemens Stiftung’s Kenyan social enterprise, WeTu, uses specially-designed solar fishing lanterns for nighttime deployment on Lake Victoria. With up to 12 hours of light and 500 charging cycles, the lanterns are well-suited for nighttime omena fishing. The LED lights attract insects, which in turn attract omena fish that are picked up in fishing nets. The Read More...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 12. July 2019
epAward 2019 Proudly Presents Its Winning Solutions — Three Social Enterprises Have Taken The Top Spots
CAIRO, July 12, 2019 – Siemens Stiftung’s empowering people. Award (epAward) 2019 is thrilled to present the winners of this year’s international competition which sought out sustainable, low-tech, and critical solutions for daily needs in developing regions.   Our top 3 solutions:   1st place – SOLbox (SOLshare), winner of €50,000 2nd place – Adjustable Read More...
News | Education | 9. July 2019
Experimento reaches the classrooms in Bolivia
In some regions of Bolivia there is no reliable access to clean water and sanitation due to a lack of infrastructure. This is why the international education program Experimento in Bolivia focuses particularly on the topics of health and hygiene and related teaching and learning methods.   It is particularly important that children learn already Read More...
News | Culture | 8. July 2019
Music In Africa Conference ACCES 2019 in Ghana: Register now!
This year’s Music In Africa Conference For Collaboration, Exchange And Showcases (ACCES), features more than 80 music professionals and numerous African artists. Registration for the annual conference, which will be held from 28-30 November in Accra, Ghana, is now open.   With more than 1,500 attendees, ACCES is the most important music conference on the Read More...
Press release | Education | 27. June 2019
7th National STEM Summit in Berlin
NMF seeks national quality alliance in STEM education Key issues: Growth potential in STEM education Nationales MINT Forum introduces six core demands   Berlin, 27 June 2019 – “We want to join politicians, civil society, the private sector, and academia in creating a national quality alliance.” This statement was made by Dr. Nathalie von Siemens Read More...
News | Education | 27. June 2019
Comenius EduMedia Seal for the Media Portal
Great joy for the Siemens Stiftung’s Education team: The Gesellschaft für Pädagogik, Information und Medien e. V. was very impressed with the quality of our media and our commitment to high-quality STEM lessons, and has honored the Media Portal with the prestigious Comenius EduMedia Seal on June 27 2019 in Berlin.   “It makes us proud Read More...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 5. June 2019
11 Top Global Social Entrepreneurs Compete for epAward 2019 – Vote for Community Prize Now!
Munich, June 5, 2019: After months of intense evaluation, the wait is finally over: empowering people. Award (epAward) 2019 announces its finalists! 11 promising enterprises have emerged from the pool of 800 award submissions from 86 countries. The finalists will now battle it out for the top 3 slots and an additional Special WASH Award Read More...
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