Europe: DIY networking: the path to a more democratic internet — By Panayotis Antoniadis on The Conversation com| Read how the communities are creating independent networks

DIY antennas are often placed in churches for better visibility, longer distance and better quality connections. Freifunk.net, CC BY-SA The refugee crisis has revealed the limitations of the telecommunications market to offer internet connectivity to people in need. As is often the case when the market fails, citizen organisations have stepped in. Freifunk.net, one of…

‘Dialogue for the future’–Even in Donald Trump as the president, the Transatlantic Climate Bridge will be championing sustainable climate and energy policies says Deutschland de

There could admittedly be a better basis for transatlantic dialogue on CLIMATE issues. Indeed, in the person of Donald Trump a candidate was elected US president who has repeatedly sided with the CLIMATE-change sceptics. Doubts on CLIMATE change and the need for a transition to renewable energy sources have also been expressed by countless other…

Afghanistan: A step forward for civil society — By Maiwand Rahyab on BAAG Org UK

Director of new initiative AICS explains some of the challenges faced by Afghan civil society A strong, credible and proactive civil society in Afghanistan is critical for the country to continue its journey toward becoming a just, democratic and prosperous nation. To date, civil society’s contribution to the development of Afghanistan is unquestionable. Afghanistan’s key…

Germany and EU partners proposed to reactivate the mission to monitor the border crossings out of Gaza such as the “EUBAM Rafah” which was suspended in 2007

Middle East: together with EU partners we are ready to make a contribution — Federal Foreign Office, Germany ***** As a means of helping to achieve a long‑term calming of the situation in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier is advocating working together with European partners to reactivate the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM…

Surfing to success in the weird city — Professional Engineering article on National Instruments mentioning two long-serving European executives Francis Griffiths and Rahman Jamal

National Instruments prides itself on being a bit different, fostering its own ethos that even includes having a 100-year business plan Universal knowledge: NI’s equipment and software is crucial to the success of the research at Cern (…) “The 100-year plan is crucial to our core values,” says Francis Griffiths, the University of Wales electrical…

Deutsch-Türkische Schulpartnerschaften — Auswaertiges Amt de (article in Deutsch)

Deutsche und türkische Schülerinnen und Schüler vor der Kulisse von Schloß Neuhaus  © Gymnasium Schloss Neuhaus Länderübergreifende Schulpartnerschaften bekommen angesichts einer sich stetig internationalisierenden Bildungs- und Arbeitswelt eine immer größere Bedeutung. Insbesondere interkulturelle Erfahrung und Sprachkenntnisse nehmen einen hohen Stellenwert ein. Ziel der Ernst-Reuter-Initiative ist es daher, die deutsch-türkische Zusammenarbeit in den Bereichen Schüler- und…

Paderborn’s 36 years old young Member of Parliament Dr. Carsten Linnemann became head of CDU Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) of Germany- (Die Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsvereinigung ) — Press Release in German

MP (Abgeordnete des Deutschen Bundestages)  Dr. Carsten Linnemann Photo courtesy CDU PB Home page   Pressemitteilungen Generationenwechsel an Spitze von CDU-Wirtschaftsflügel MIT Bundesgeschäftsstelle In Pressemitteilungen von MIT Bundesgeschäftsstelle Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013, 14:45 Uhr Die Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsvereinigung der CDU/CSU hat sich personell neu aufgestellt und dabei einen Generationenwechsel vollzogen. Auf der 11. Bundesdelegiertenversammlung der…

Video: What is the German Energiewende? — Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Germany has drawn a lot of international attention for its aim to switch to a renewable energy economy and leave nuclear and fossil energy behind. A lot of the international reporting about the German Energy Transition, or Energiewende, has, however, been misleading — for instance, when it comes to the role of coal power, energy…

German reunification 1990: Ismaili Muslim Imam His Highness the Aga Khan awarded with the ‘Die Quadriga prize’ on 3rd October 1995 in Unified Berlin for his humanitarian engagements

3rd October 2013 – with great pride today we are celebrating the Reunification of our country. At that time during 1990 with the courage of the people of both East and West Germany we achieved successes to unify this great Nation peacefully. On this happy day in 1995 the Ismaili Muslim Imam was awarded the…

The Father of Indonesian Painting — Photo Essay on Qantara de

Raden Saleh spent many years – the “best of his life” – in Germany. In the mid-19th century, the Javan artist became one of the founders of German Orientalism. Raden Saleh (1811 – 1880) was the first Asian to be trained in the art of painting in Europe. The exotic and talented artist became one…

Agricultural Institute established in Badakhshan — Wadsom com article on Aga Khan Foundation,German Federal Foreign Ministry and Mercy Corps ACTED project

A new agricultural institute building has been inaugurated in the Baharak district of Badakhshan Province. The project was financed by the German Federal Foreign Ministry and implemented by the KfW Development Bank and its partner, the Aga Khan Foundation. It is the first such institute of its kind in Badakhshan at district level. The school…

Afghanistan: German Embassy donates sports equipment — German Embassy Kabul

  Deputy Ambassador Oliver Owcza handing over a sports donation provided by German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) to the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) (© German Embassy/Paaksimaa) In the scope of the international sports promotion Programme of the German foreign Office, Deputy Ambassador Oliver Owcza handed over on 16th April 2013 a sports donation provided by…