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.
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?
Call for Applications: Present your Innovation in Germany
The Falling Walls Lab Myanmar is hosted with the approval of Falling Walls Foundation in Germany. FNF and partners have hosted the Lab since 2016 (except 2021) and this year will be the sixth year of Falling Walls Lab Myanmar.
Migrant Founders Monitor
Who is founding the companies of the future? German startups are gaining enormous importance as an economic factor and already employ 415,000 people - with a clear upward trend. Thanks to their expertise and their startup mindset, founders with a migration background play an enormously important role. In addition, economic participation and the associated success stories strengthen social cohesion.
Online Seminar on Personal Finance
For many young students there is a lack of basic knowledge about personal finance, especially in terms of personal investment in the future. As a result, we would like to provide students with basic knowledge about personal finance to act as a helpful guide and increase their capacity to budget, invest and plan for the future.