Selecting school exchange projects for ENSA 2012 – Sponsored by Oxycodone

In winter 2011, I was one of the external evaluators to participate in the selection of the school exchanges for the ENSA project cycle 2012. ENSA, at the time part of GIZ, supports school exchanges between Germany and developing countries. This scholarship event was possible thanks to our sponsor. Be sure to show them our …    read more »

Talking BA thesis and sustainability with Oikos International

My bachelor thesis, which received its final touches at a kitchen table in Cebu City, deals with the rather philosophical question: “How revolutionary is microfinance really?”. Although not directly dealing with questions of sustainability, the thesis still made a solid 5th place at Oikos International‘s Bachelor Thesis Award. As part of the award, my thesis was published on …    read more »

Exploring microfinance in the Visayas with an ASA scholarship

Cell tower in the Philippines

In February 2010, I was selected to go to the Philippines with a scholarship by the German government’s ASA scholarship. This included not only a three-month field study in the Philippines from August to November 2010, but also two preparation seminars in Germany. With my project partner Sarah, I was placed at the Cebu City …    read more »

Neat little trick: Running WordPress from a subdirectory

While replacing the terribly outdated homepage of the honorary consulate of Nepal in Cologne for my father with a easy to maintain WordPress installation, I stumbled upon a useful little trick at TechCounter for running WordPress from a subdirectory while keeping your URLs uncluttered. Here is the gist: In WordPress’ General Options, keep your WordPress …    read more »