The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is the German foundation for liberal politics, created in 1958. The work of the FNF in 60 countries is based on the democratic formation of responsible citizens, political advice of leaders and international political dialogue. In Central America, the FNF has been present for more than 35 years, currently headquartered in Tegucigalpa (Honduras), from where the work of the Alianza para Centroamérica is coordinated. The Alianza brings together liberal think-tanks, organizations of the civil society as well as political parties, with which the FNF cooperates in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
FNF launches the First Digital Smart Cities Week in Latin America
Smart Cities can be defined by their start-up culture, mobility policies, accessibility to services, environmental resilience as well as government transparency. In order to foster the exchange and implementation of best practices in these fields, in 2017 the Foundation created the Smart Cities Network Mexico-Central America. With the purpose of presenting smart city initiatives in the context of the pandemic, the Foundation launched the digital Smart Cities Week 2020.
Migrants’ regularization, a pending issue for Mexican migratory policy
The year 2010 marked a turning point in Mexico’s approach to migratory policy. The massacre of 72 migrants from Central and South America victimized by organized crime in the ranch of San Fernando, Tamaulipas in northern Mexico, positioned irregular migration in transit through Mexico at the forefront of the country’s political and social agenda for the first time.
The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of migrants and asylum seekers
Migration or a mixed movement involving people migrating to seek better economic opportunities that improve their quality of life and that of their families left behind is prompted by the migrants’ need to escape armed conflicts, violence, and persecution threatening their lives, and to reunify with parents and family members living abroad.
World Bank forecasts growth of 3.7% of Latin American GDP in 2021
The World Bank said Tuesday that it expects an economic expansion of 3.7% in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, improving on its previous forecast of 2.8% growth for the region, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
About FNF Central America
In Central America, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation has been present for more than 35 years. Currently the Office for Central America (CA) is headquartered in Tegucigalpa (Honduras), from where the work of the Alianza para Centroamérica is coordinated. The members of the Alianza are the liberal think-tanks, organizations of the civil society as well as political parties, with which the FNF cooperates in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
Lines of work Central America
Within the Central American educational systems, students of public schools are at greater disadvantage than the student population that attends private schools. The quality of education varies equally, due to different circumstances. The learning differences between the two sectors could widen significantly in the context of the pandemic. Therefore, the digital gap cannot only be seen as a technological problem, but must be considered as a social and economic complexity that limits equal opportunities of the new generations. We work to promote quality educational systems that allow young people to prepare better for the requirements of the labor market.
Central America Office
Organizational chart of our central team for the Central America project.