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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 | General, Only in German | 4. June 2019
Deutsche Stiftungen für Zukunft: oberste Priorität für Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Klimaschutz
Berlin, Bonn, Hamburg, Osnabrück, St.Leon-Rot, Stuttgart, 4. Juni 2019: Mehrere einflussreiche Stifter, Stiftungsvorsitzende und Generalsekretäre haben wenige Tage nach der Europa-Wahl und einen Tag vor Beginn des wichtigen Jahrestreffens Deutscher Stiftungen die Bundesregierung zu beschleunigtem Handeln beim Klimaschutz und der Umsetzung der UN-Nachhaltigkeitsziele (SDGs) aufgefordert. In einem heute veröffentlichten gemeinsamen Aufruf heißt es, das Pariser Read More...
News | Education | 6. May 2019
International Conference on “Climate Change Education” in Santiago de Chile
Climate change is a global challenge that can only be overcome if we work together to turn the tide. A fundamental grasp of science and technology is essential for understanding the changes we face and for developing solutions to deal with the effects of climate change.   The two-day conference brings together speakers and participants 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 | Education | 18. February 2019
Siemens Stiftung incorporates “STEM and creativity” into education program
Siemens Stiftung is introducing “STEM and creativity” into its international education program by integrating design thinking as a new teaching method in STEM lessons. Addressing challenges inherent in globalization, digitalization, or climate change requires high-quality STEM education. Additionally, skills such as creative problem solving, the ability to innovate, and critical thinking – known as “21st 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...
Press release | Culture | 16. November 2018
Highlighting social cohesion in cities: CHANGING PLACES / ESPACIOS REVELADOS 2018 in Colombia
Cultural project CHANGING PLACES / ESPACIOS REVELADOS from November 23 through December 1, 2018, in Bucaramanga, Colombia.   How does a city meet the challenges of living together under the pressure of change? How does a sense of belonging arise in urban space? And what role will art play in this process? As part of Read More...
News | Culture | 7. November 2018
Pan-African music conference “ACCES” in Nairobi
Musicians, festival promoters, producers, and journalists from more than 40 countries will attend the Music In Africa Conference For Collaboration, Exchange And Showcases (ACCES 2018) from 15-17 November 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya.   In workshops, discussions, presentations, and networking sessions, Africa’s music sector will address topics including royalities, music streaming, distribution models, and new technology. 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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