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Field Notes: A story about foundations, government and a public debate

Michael Alberg-Seberich 23 September 2011

Imagine: a national government publishes a strategy on a social policy issue and explicitly points towards foundations as key players in the field. Imagine: as a reaction to this policy recommendation, an academic analyses the …

Where is Griebnitzsee? A report from Germany’s 4th Vision Summit

Michael Alberg-Seberich 21 April 2011

Do you know where Griebnitzsee is? No? This small railway station on the outskirts of Berlin is home to a campus of the University of Potsdam that also hosts the School of Design Thinking. In …

Gates Foundation pledges to match German government’s contributions to GAVI Alliance

Alliance magazine 7 April 2011

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) yesterday announced that it will increase its funding for childhood immunization by pledging an additional €14 million to the GAVI Alliance – bringing Germany’s total …