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 organisations and liberal political parties while raising awareness about political education, female empowerment and durable development.
Innovation and politics: an intertwined relationship
One of the goals of policymakers should be to make sure that AI is being used to correct some of the past mistakes and to avoid replicating human bias or repeating history even when historical data is skewed.
A Look into Political Parties’ Online Behaviour Vis-à-vis Alternative Candidates
The report is issued by InflueAnswers for Digital Analysis in collaboration with the Samir Kassir Foundation and Friedrich Naumann Foundation, following the May 15, 2022 parliamentary election in Lebanon. It aims to understand behaviors, narratives, and archetypes of polarization circulated by Lebanese traditional political parties vis-à-vis alternative lists and candidates.
Earthquake disaster in Turkey and northern Syria
The earthquakes in the Turkish-Syrian border region were the most severe in more than 20 years. On the Syrian side in particular, the extent of the terrible earthquake has not yet been fully grasped. What is clear, however, is that the people there are still waiting in vain for help. One reason for the difficult situation for the international aid community is the Syrian regime of Assad. How Germany and the West can help without supporting the Assad regime.
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.