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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...
News | Education | 28. August 2018
STEAM education in Latin America: Two conferences move the issue forward
The promotion of STEAM education, that is, science and technology training enhanced by creativity, art and culture, is one of the major education innovations in Latin America. The Pacific Alliance Meeting of the Experimento partner organizations and the Seminario Internacional STEAM were recently held in succession in the capital of Peru. Representatives from politics, science Read More...
Press release | Culture | 31. July 2018
The Music In Africa Foundation celebrates an anniversary
The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) supports the African music sector, creating new opportunities for musicians to conduct a dialog in a 38 country network. The MIAF was set up five years ago by the Siemens Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut for the purpose of establishing and operating the online portal Music In Africa. A large Read More...
News | Education | 23. July 2018
Service-learning for a STEM education with an emphasis on value promotion: Web-based training introduces the topic and supports teachers in taking the first steps toward implementation.
Out of the “Service-Learning in STEM subjects” model project, which was put together by Siemens Stiftung and the Foundation for Learning through Civic Engagement, an online course of the same name has emerged for teachers. Because it is web-based, there is flexibility in the way it can be put together – in terms of environment, Read More...
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