The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Beirut Office is focused on Lebanon and it's people. Regional and local turmoil makes the work of the foundation in this country challenging, forcing our office in Beirut to constantly adapt to new social and political changes.In Lebanon, our main objective is to support Lebanese start-ups, civil society organizations and liberal political parties while raising awareness about political education, female empowerement and durable development.
Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: The Knowledge Economy Loses Its Balance
“Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: The Knowledge Economy Loses Its Balance” - Policy Brief by Lina Maddah and Bassel Akar supported by FNF Lebanon. Discover the challenges and opportunities in the field of new technologies, education, and innovation.
Sunni voting trends in the 2022 Lebanese parliamentary elections
Our latest study in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute at AUB is out! Authored by Ibrahim Jouhari, the paper titled “Sunni voting trends in the 2022 Lebanese parliamentary elections” thoroughly examines the multi-layered role of the Sunni voters in shaping the balance of power in the latest elections, with a special focus on two cities with the most substantial Sunni population.
Beirut River: Presentation
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedoms collaborates with Studio Madane on a project called ‘The Beirut River: Portrait and Injections’, with Madane’s aspiration to engage the youth in socio political reform and decision-making through research and practice.
Beirut River: Portrait & Injection
Studio Madane engages its youth in a project called ‘The Beirut River: Portrait and Injections’, with the aspiration to engage the members in socio political reform and decision-making through research and practice. In its mission to channel ideals and slogans into practical and result-oriented action plans, Madane develops the workflow model that it will employ internally and collaboratively with FNF.
Sprout: Growing Green Entrepreneurs
In cooperation with Injaz Lebanon, we have wrapped up the second edition of Sprout to support early-stage entrepreneurs who have a start-up idea entailing a focus on one or more aspects of sustainability. Aside from the learning process, participating teams got to network and develop their idea, as well as gained exposure to the ecosystem of green entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.
Roundtable #2 for The Way Out of the Economic Crises: A Sectoral Study
In the context of a partnership between FNF and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies under the title The Way Out of the Economic Crises: A Sectoral Study, the second of five closed experts’ roundtables was organized on “The Way Forward for the Lebanese Industrial Sector”.
LAU Simulation Models
On October 15, we launched this year’s simulation models in partnership with LAU. More than 500 students alone attended the first training session of the Model Good Governance (MGG) program, and more than 3,000 engaged students took part in our simulation models that day.