The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Myanmar, we work with local partners in promoting civic education, fostering democratic governance and strengthening the foundation of a market-based economy. The foundation officially opened a country office in Yangon in 2013. We firmly believe that individual freedoms and responsibilities are prerequisites for an open, free and democratic society. Should you have any question or suggestion about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Global Europe – Global Expectations
Today, we are experiencing that the European Union and its model of democratic societies are losing their worldwide popularity. The growing global influence of actors with values, political systems, and worldviews that are diametrically opposing to those of the EU, as well as the renaissance of geopolitical blocs (as evidenced by the abstention of some states in the UN in condemning Russia's war of aggression), further reinforce this trend. In the new era of geopolitics, characterized by strategic rivalry between authoritarian states on the one hand and liberal democracies on the other, these are alarming signs. In order to prevail against authoritarian regimes, the liberal model of EU democratic societies must regain its attractiveness in the world.
Liberal Human Rights Work 2022
In over 60 countries, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom promotes human rights and supports organizations and human rights defenders working for the protection of human rights and the rule of law. This report offers an insight into the foundation's Liberal Human Rights work in 2022.
Share Your Story. Empower Others.
Myanmar’s society does not support open dialogue. It is a culture “to keep one’s own business to oneself”. Sharing one’s success story is seen as boastful behavior; talking about personal struggles and how they were managed is often portrayed as unnecessary. However, less talking, less understanding of each other, and less sympathy for others means more suffering.
Can women succeed in tech industry?
Women face barriers to success in male-dominated tech industry. Khin Sandar Aung is one of the few women, who made it to a senior position. It was definitely not an easy journey. In Myanmar’s society jobs in tech are considered to be for men. Women are supposed to become housewives or pursue a career in a field that is typical for women.
The idea of Nonfunctional Laboratories in Schools won the first place in Falling Walls Lab Myanmar
The owner of the idea was selected as the winner on 17th September, 2022 by a team of 6 juries with varying expertise. This event was the first in-person event in 3-year time after covid-19 restrictions were enforced since early 2020. A total of 17 finalists presented their ideas on how their ideas could solve the various issues amongst the communities.
Introducing Basic Economic Concepts to Youngsters
With the compounded crisis caused by Covid and the Coup, Myanmar's Economy is projected to be shrunk by more than 5 percent. With soaring prices, weaker currencies, and losses in thousands of jobs, the recovery will be a long way to go.
Get into the Mind of an Entrepreneur (+Podcast)
Together with partners, FNF Myanmar launches its first podcast: Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how they overcome their obstacles – and be inspired to start your own business. How do they cope with stress, and how do they motivate each day to take on the struggle? Why did they decide to start a business instead of pursuing a career as an employee? What specific difficulties face female entrepreneurs?