Middle East and North Africa
We are an open Haus for innovation and a global liberal think-tank, with the aim of enhancing the values and goals of freedom worldwide. With our activities and publications, we encourage and support individuals in exercising their right of political participation. Our offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) work within the frame of freedom and human rights in their national context. Our office is based in Amman, Jordan. FNF MENA has three main programs that encourage inter-country cooperation: MENA-NET | MENA-EU | MENA-GEOPOL. We advise and motivate relevant stakeholders and shape and promote solutions that are based on enhancing individual freedom and responsibility.
Hand in Hand, Forging the Future: A Celebration of 40 Years of Partnership
Forty years ago, the seeds of a remarkable partnership were sown. On one hand, the young nation of Jordan stood poised for growth, brimming with aspirations and a thirst for progress. On the other, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) arrived, bringing with it a commitment to liberal democracy, individual liberty, and a collaborative approach to building a brighter future.
"Refugees: Priorities vs. Reality" Podcast
Refugee youth in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region encounter a multitude of challenges that obstruct their path to a brighter future. These hurdles encompass limited access to education, healthcare, and essential services, coupled with a dearth of opportunities for employment and personal development. As a consequence, many refugee youth find themselves adrift, lacking a sense of belonging or optimism for what lies ahead.
Fighting Disinformation "Countering Russian and Chinese Narratives Worldwide"
In recent years, disinformation campaigns drew attention to the dangers associated with the vast proliferation of social media platforms, the enormous access to create and circulate content, and the potential use of such platforms in a new type of war between political antagonists. Disinformation is the deliberate spreading of false information, often aimed at inflicting harm on others.
Facilitator toolkit "Civic Education for Youth"
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom-MENA is embarking on a significant initiative aimed at advancing democratic values, human rights, and good governance throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Open call for think tanks and studies centers
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Middle East and North Africa is looking for a service provider
How the Middle East can benefit from multilateralism
Like many regions around the world, the Middle East, in particular the Arab World, had gone through turbulent episodes at the height of the Cold War. As the former colonial powers of Britain and France began their slow withdrawal from the region at the end of the Second World War, the United States moved in to secure oil routes from the Arabian Gulf as well as to protect pro-western monarchies from the Arab nationalist tide that found an ally in the Soviet Union.
Refugees: Priorities vs. Realities "Project"
July 27, 2023, | Amman, Jordan — In order to better understand the impacts of refugee policy across the Middle East and North Africa,
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF MENA) has partnered with Anera and ILearn to launch Refugees: Priorities vs. Reality. The project aims to identify the aspirations of refugee youth and align them with the realities of their host countries while enhancing their self-reliance and empowerment.