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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...
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...
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...
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