Vision and Mission
Residents of "sustainable villages" lead healthy and self-determined lives, have access to education and professional training, earn a good living in their village environment on their own, and at the same time are connected to the outside world.
Based on the research of the "Smart Villages Initiative" and using participatory processes, a pilot village in sub-Saharan Africa is being electrified with the help of renewable energies and equipped with facilities for producing clean water as well as "healthy" cooking appliances. Electrification and the use of modern information and communication technologies are seen as key technologies.
The sale, operation and maintenance of the plants are the responsibility of local individuals, companies and cooperatives. These are trained in technology, sales and management and are expected to be the economic beneficiaries. The pilot will be scientifically monitored throughout. Finally, the results will be adapted to the conditions of other villages in and outside the region and implemented there as well.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The Foundation is guided by the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, among others: