“Simple technologies and social entrepreneurship models are significant for challenges in developing countries.”

July 26, 2013

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeCER-Cznk8&feature=player_embedded

 

The KfW (business area Development Bank) is an important partner for the “empowering people. Award”. Their latest annual report illustrates just how significant simple technologies and innovative spirit are when encountering the challenges of the present and future in developing countries and emerging economies. We were pleased to conduct an interview with Stephan Opitz, the Director General for Policy and Latin America Region within the KfW Development Bank. He is also a member of the “empowering people. Award” Jury. In our interview he talks about why innovation, simple technologies and social entrepreneurship models are significant for challenges in developing countries.

 

The interview is also available in a written version.

 

 

Carola Schwank
Carola Schwank

Carola Schwank is project manager of the “empowering people. Award” at Siemens Stiftung (foundation). After studying German Philology, History, Political Science and Sociology she held several managing positions in communications and social policy at Siemens AG. From 2000 to 2009, she headed the internal and external communication activities of Siemens in the Erlangen-Nuremberg region. Since October 2009, she has worked as a senior project manager in the action area of Basic Needs and Social Entrepreneurship at the Siemens Stiftung.

You can follow her @Emp_Ppl_Award.

Function:
Senior Project Manager

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