Disclaimer and Privacy Policy


Any use of the material on this site for press purposes is explicitly encouraged. DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) gives permission for articles and any other materials to be reproduced for press purposes, provided the source is acknowledged appropriately and a press cutting or link is sent to:

Mr. Shane O’Halloran
International Team Manager Communications

DSW strives to keep the information stored on this server up to date, but cannot guarantee that the information provided is completely accurate. Any mistakes that are brought to our attention will be corrected as soon as possible.


This web site does ordinary logging of requests, including the IP addresses of connecting clients. If at all, only statistical analysis of the logs without personally identifiable information is ever distributed.

Cookie Policy

Our website makes use of cookies which are small digital files that are stored in your web browser that enable us to track your return visits to our website. Your browser settings may allow you to block these cookies, but we recommend you have them enabled to help us personalise your experience of our website.

3rd Party Cookies

Additionally, 3rd party advertisers on our site may use cookies for tracking purposes. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads. We also use 3rd party video services such as Vimeo and You Tube on our site. As part of their service they use cookies to track videos viewed by visitors so they can in the future offer videos tailored to your taste. This also allows them to target their advertising more precisely. Facebook and twitter share links appear on most pages on our site, these will also add cookies to your session from their own servers.

If you have any queries relating to this statement, please to not hesitate to contact us: shane.ohalloran(at)dsw.org.

Photography Rights

DSW make every effort to credit external photographers for their work used on this website and in its publications. Should you see your word represented here without proper accreditation, please contact us and we will amend this immediately.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images for the use of photos contained on this website.