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Siemens Stiftung Newsletter
Issue 15 | April 2017

  International impact

As an internationally-active foundation, how can we achieve impact on a large and small scale? This question is at the heart of our work when we develop and implement our projects.  

Take a digital journey with our latest Annual Report through our projects and initiatives in Africa, Latin America, and Europe while meeting educators, social entrepreneurs, and artists working around the world for secure access to basic services, high-quality education, and an understanding of culture. Learn how ideas for sustainable social development are implemented locally, but also through regional and cross-border collaboration.

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News from the projects

  Increasing knowledge, strengthening values

Why is science and technology education particularly suited to strengthen value creation? More than 120 politicians, researchers, and representatives working in the field came together on March 27 in Munich to discuss ways to anchor value-building in STEM-subjects, and intensify their practical application. A documentation of the results is available in German and English on the event website.

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    Technology experts on tour

With the empowering people. Network, we support inventors and social entrepreneurs who are seeking to improve basic services in developing countries. Many need assistance from experts on their way to scaling their ideas. The empowering people. Expert Service connects volunteer specialists with organizations to help them achieve their goals over a certain period of time.

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    Remembering and forgetting in a society

This year’s theater academy EXPERIMENTA SUR in Bogotá is called “Mnemofilia & Lotofagia” and addresses the question of remembering and forgetting in a society. The peace efforts in Colombia played an important role in shaping the academy. Five experts reflected on the historical impact of an eyewitness account from a victim of the armed conflict.

More information about the program

    More than 800 new young entrepreneurs

More than 800 graduates of the Community Economic Elevator Program, which is offered by Siemens Stiftung in collaboration with The Youth Banner organization at 12 sites in Kenya, were recognized in a festive ceremony end of March. The young graduates have now started their small businesses after a six-month training and mentoring program.

More on the Community Economic Elevator Program

    BCUC concert in Berlin

Berlin’s “Long Night of Ideas,” which sees partners of Germany's Foreign Office present their projects, is taking place on May 12. Siemens Stiftung will present the music platform Music In Africa in the event location Spreewerkstätten. Following a podium discussion on the subject of “Networked Worlds: Co-Production Platforms in Cultural Work,” the South African band BCUC will take the stage. Admission is free of charge.

More information about the event

    Experimenting in Chile

Eleven-year-old Renata from Chile is taking part in the international STEM educational program Experimento. Together with her fellow pupils, she is discovering the world through experimentation, learning about science and technology interrelationships and much more. A film accompanies her and our Chilean multipliers and partners.

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    Clinic for Jordanian refugee region

January saw the opening of the Connected Solar Clinic in Al-Mafraq, Jordan: it is the first clinic that can provide quality medical services without an external power supply. With the clinic, Siemens Stiftung and Solarkiosk are making an important contribution to improving the capacities of the Jordanian Ministry of Health in the border region with Syria.

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April 27, 2017
Berlin, Germany



Book presentation: Werner von Siemens in Letters – A Modern Entrepreneurial History
Nathalie von Siemens talks with Lennart Budelmann about similarities and differences of start-ups in the 19th century and today


April 27 - 28, 2017
Berlin, Germany



G20 Conference: ONEWORLD without hunger is possible
Conference on the future of rural areas


May 10, 2017



Webinar for social entrepreneurs
Webinar “How to approach investors when looking for growth capital” from FASE and Siemens Stiftung


May 12, 2017
Berlin, Germany



Long Night of Ideas 2017
Foreign Ministry partner projects on display; “Music In Africa” concert and podium discussion


May 18, 2017
Osnabrueck, Germany



Podium discussion on digital education
Discussion led by Forum Education and Digitalisation as part of German Foundation Day 2017: “Beacons of digital education: How can foundations capture best practices?”


May 19, 2017
Osnabrueck, Germany



Discovery-based learning with Experimento
A Siemens Stiftung event at Europe’s largest foundation congress


June 1, 2017
Berlin, Germany



5th National STEM Summit
Conference of Germany’s national STEM Forum focusing on: “The future of society - challenges in STEM education”


June 12 - 13, 2017
Berlin, Germany


G20 Conference on Africa Partnership
Conference as part of Germany’s G20 presidency, which addresses “Partnership with Africa”


August 27 - September 1, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden



World Water Week 2017
International water conference focusing on “Water and waste – reduce and reuse”


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