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    Welcome to the network! Learn more about the constantly growing possibilities within the network and discover the amazing innovations in the Solutions section!
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  • empowering people. Award

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In September 2014, the first "empowering people. Onsite" workshop takes place in Jinja, Uganda. It will be -different from other workshops- regionally based and have an emphasis on praxis combined with a hands-on character instead of theoretical discourse.

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New technological innovations which offer simple and intelligent approaches to basic need problems in developing countries, are available now in our Solutions Database.
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September 11, 2014 

Read the latest interview with the inspiring maker Eden Full....

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IRENE panel at the GSBS

The International Research Project on Social Economic Empowerment (IRENE|SEE) has become Presenting Partner of the Research Conference of the GSBS in Mexico City, on Nov. 25 – 26, 2014 and will host panel there...

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September 11, 2014

The Siemens Stiftung is the presenting partner in the 2nd GSBS Research Conference on Social Business in Mexico City. Read about this event and more news from the Network here.

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