Deutsche Welle



Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster founded in 1953. Today around 3,000 employees and freelancers from 60 countries work in DW’s headquarters in Bonn and main studio in Berlin. DW conveys Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world’s cultures and people. Deutsche Welle also provides access to the German language. DW has developed regional television line-ups in English, German, Spanish and Arabic, with radio and online content available in 30 different languages. DW reaches more than 100 million people weekly worldwide. DW’s television line-up offers news, features and documentaries covering everything from business, science and politics to arts, culture and sports.

Affiliated grantees

Funded projects

A Light in Darkness

This project aims to show real examples of visual impaired women around the world turning a disability into an extraordinary skill through music, education, empowerment and medical care

Waste Not

“Waste Not” explores projects developed to recover nutrients from urban market, kitchen, and human waste for use in agriculture in regions where soils are degrading, and fertilizer and animal feed are hard to get.

Floating Futures

Through strong visuals and immersive experiences this project presents stories of resilience, where farmers adapt to changes and secure food, using floating vegetable gardens.

Well-connected Women

Through in‐depth, locally collaborative research, this projects tells the human stories behind a burgeoning online movement of Pakistani women rallying against patriarchy.

Shared Horizons

Shared horizons shows the similar ability of the Mongolian cattle herders communities and the fishermen local groups in Madagascar to adapt to environmental and socio-economic changes.

Mosquitoes vs. Mankind

This project investigates new methods that are being developed to fight mosquitoes and explores the ecological consequences and health risks associated with them.

To be 70 in Addis and Dar-es-Salaam: ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa

This multimedia project presents stories on the fight against poverty and social exclusion among elderly people in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Green Energy for the Giant of Africa

Green Energy for the Giant of Africa is a multimedia project on Nigeria's energy crisis and the role of renewable technologies to improve people's lives.

Enough! Women Fighting Violence Against Women Together in Unique Ways

Women are banding together to fight inequality, sexual harassment and violence using vigilantism, digital technology and even founding women’s only villages. These stories find out how these groups work and how effective they are.

Dirty Profits Exposed

An investigation on the palm oil operations of the Belgian multinational Socfin in West Africa where, a few years ago, farmbers have started to rise up and claim their rights to participate in the land deal negotiations