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Press release | Education | 17. December 2019
“Design Thinking in STEM” expands to Latin America
After a successful start in South Africa, the education program from Siemens Stiftung and The Index Project continues to grow Teaching and learning methods combine STEM and creativity in the classroom Workshops for educators and multipliers from Chile, Mexico, and Colombia   Following a successful launch in South Africa, Siemens Stiftung and The Index Project Read More...
Press release | Head of Unit | 12. December 2019
Siemens Stiftung Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Nina Smidt to Board of Directors
Nina Smidt, current Director of International Planning and Development at ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and President of the American Friends of Bucerius, will join the Siemens Stiftung Board of Directors from 31 March 2020, taking over the role currently held by Dr. Nathalie von Siemens.   In Nina Smidt, Siemens Stiftung has added an Read More...
Press release | Education | 6. December 2019
International forum on early childhood education in Berlin declares: STEM can do more! Good STEM education empowers children to take sustainable action
Today in Berlin, 120 education experts from more than 30 countries have presented an international position paper: “Using Science to Do Social Good – STEM Education for Sustainable Development.” These experts support a shift in the STEM education sector (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) toward recognition of societal context and incorporation of the United Nations Sustainable Read More...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 21. November 2019
E-mobility action platform launched in rural Africa
When it comes to creating an environmentally-friendly future in the transportation sector in Africa, e-mobility represents several promising opportunities. A group of experts at a conference on innovation and investment in the Western Kenyan city of Kisumu found that the continent’s rural regions stand to benefit the most from new, attractive jobs in the e-mobility Read More...
News | Education | 15. November 2019
“STEM Education for Sustainable Development:” International conference in Berlin
Our world is changing rapidly. Global developments like digitalization, climate change, increasing social injustice, and migration will play a much larger role in our future lives than they do now. Those who are currently at the start of their lives – children and adolescents – will be affected most by these changes. These young people Read More...
Press release | 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...
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