Our Philosophy

„It is easier to search for solutions to your own problems
than to those of others“ 

William Easterly in The White Man’s Burden

Weltweit – Gesellschaft zur Förderung lokaler Initiativen e.V. was founded in 2014 by an international group of people of whom most live in Germany and share an expertise in international cooperation.

We aim to organize the technical, financial and logistical support that is available in the industrialized world and make it accessible to local initiatives in the poorer regions of the planet. We believe that those who are conscious about their problems have also the biggest potential to solve them.

We offer support, we don’t offer solutions. We acknowledge the fact that problems are multifaceted and complex. Our aim is to join findings from the natural as well as the social sciences to offer a trans-disciplinary support. Hence, we want to create a network of ambitious people who join their particular skills in order to give holistic assistance to local initiatives that aim to ensure the well being of humans and nature in the most vulnerable areas of the world.

Our Strategy

We are working together with overseas students to reach out for the local initiatives. How and why you can see in this video:

Many thanks  go to Julia Diehl (graphics), Phillip Spataru (voice), Timo Neumann (music)

Weltweit e.V. is a member of the development network Hessen since 2017