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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...
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...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 2. April 2019
Siemens Stiftung launches social enterprise in Africa
Siemens Stiftung has established WE!Hub Victoria Ltd, Kenya. The social enterprise will work on innovative solutions related to drinking water and energy supply on the shores of Lake Victoria. In addition, newly-developed electric vehicles will be deployed for the first time in rural Africa. By utilizing social and ecological business models relating to e-mobility, the Read More...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 29. November 2018
New Life Perspectives for Young People in East Africa: BMZ and Private Foundations Launch Joint Initiative TeamUp
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and leading German private foundations are launching a unique initiative, TeamUp: Together, the Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), Siemens Stiftung and BMZ will be supporting young people in rural areas of East Africa in improving their living conditions. A first pilot Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 24. September 2018
New workbook for social entrepreneurs “Stories about us – How to tell your business narrative”
Stories, unlike conventional business reports, crammed with facts and figures, are things that people know, love, and remember. This gives them the potential to be a real asset for a social business, enabling entrepreneurs to reach out to their network of investors, customers, and other stakeholders.   Siemens Stiftung is convinced that storytelling – the Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 30. August 2018
Angela Merkel visits Impact Hub in Ghana
German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit today to the Impact Hub in Ghana’s capital, Accra, as part of her official visit to Africa. She was joined by German business representatives. Impact Hubs are innovation labs and entrepreneurial centers in Africa that provide networking space for businesses in various branches and phases of development. During Read More...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 4. July 2018
empowering people. Award is back: Social Enterprises Win a Chance to Springboard to a Sustainable Future
Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to enter. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. This is the third round of the competition, launched online through videos and a widespread social media campaign. Technologies Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 16. May 2018
New case study: “The practice of co-design for technology transfer”
Co-developed by MIT D-Lab and Siemens Stiftung, a new case study illustrates how participatory design can be used to catalyze technology transfer across underserved communities and contribute to a transfer’s long-term outcomes.For about 16 years, the MIT Development Lab (D-Lab) contributed to international development through their innovative approaches mainly through collaborative design approaches and the Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 20. April 2018
Results: External evaluation of the empowering people. Network
Since 2002, the Center of Evaluation (CEval GmbH) has been examining the impact of projects and programs for development cooperation. In 2017, the institute has evaluated the empowering people. Network. The international network connects and supports social entrepreneurs who improve living conditions in developing countries through their technical solutions.   The objective of the impact Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 15. November 2017
epWorkshop in Amsterdam: Organizational Development Expert meet Social Entrepreneurs
“Roles or functions?”, “Control or trust?”, “Conscious decision-making or coincidence?” The participants of the “empowering people. Workshop” in Amsterdam asked themselves these and other questions last week. On four instructive days almost 50 social entrepreneurs, all of them “empowering people. Network” members from Argentina, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Read More...
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