The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. The FNF Indonesia team works with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia, the Government of Wonosobo District, LeGePe, SeJuK, CIPS, InDeKS, and the Climate Institute. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Indonesian President Visited Hanover Fair: Focus on Economy and Energy Transition
Indonesian President Joko Widodo "Jokowi" visited Germany in mid-April. The focus was on his participation at Hanover Fair. His country is this year's guest nation at the fair. Indonesia - a huge archipelago nation little known in Germany, is a G20 member, the world's third largest democracy as well as the largest Muslim-majority country. The president's presence underscored Indonesia's growing importance in the global economy. As Germany supports Indonesia's energy transition within the framework of a partnership ("JETP"), one focus during the visit was the topic of sustainability in the energy sector.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: "Tyranny is like cancer".
For years, Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been fighting for a free Belarus from exile in Lithuania and called for new elections after the rigged presidential elections. In the 17th Berlin Freedom Speech, she made a vehement plea for freedom and human rights and appealed to the international community for solidarity with the Belarusian opposition. For Tsikhanouskaya, it is clear that the fight for freedom is a global struggle that cannot be won alone.
What does 'Facilitating' mean for You?
Yuni Pulungan attended the 'Moderation: Facilitation and Program Design' programme, a two-week training seminar held by the International Academy for Leadership (IAF) at the beginning of last winter from 27 November - 09 December 2022. Click here to read what she learned in Gummersbach, Germany!
'One Year of Ukrainian War: What Does it Mean for Global Security and Southeast Asia?' - FNF Indonesia Alumni Gathering 2023
On February 10, 2023, FNF Indonesia held our annual alumni gathering in our office. Following the major subject of FNF Global #ReshapeEurope this year, we asked Prof. Olexiy Haran from the University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (UKMA) in Kyiv, Ukraine, to speak about the war in Ukraine through the perspective of a Ukrainian and a Ukrainian scholar. We think that the event titled 'One Year of Ukrainian War: What Does it Mean for Global Security and Southeast Asia?' will help us comprehend how the war impacts global security, particularly in Southeast Asia.
Indonesian Youth and Climate Change
Indonesian Youth and Climate Change reported various youth perspectives on their understanding and involvement in combating climate change. The book was designed by compiling and collaborating correspondence from various stakeholders: government officials, businessmen, academics, and civil societies which significantly influence youth's participation in climate change.
Diluting Rivalries between Great Powers
Rising tensions among the great powers are contributing to uncertainty and the security dilemma in the Indo-Pacific region. This raises the question of possible policy alternatives amidst conflictual developments. The role of smaller powers within the region and extra-regional powers, such as European countries, offers the potential to cope with the growing rivalries. In particular, it is significant to examine the position and role of Indonesia, one of the most influential members of ASEAN. Cooperation within the region and with extra-regional powers is needed to ease tensions and guarantee sustainable cooperation.
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.