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.
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. In this extremely challenging economic and political situation in Myanmar, people must be well informed about the situation to be able to make informed decisions in everyday life. Too often, economics is presented as a theoretical exercise that does not help people to connect to their everyday experiences. A basic understanding of economics is a useful and necessary skill set to understand today world, especially the current conditions in Myanmar.
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?
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.
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.
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.
FNF Myanmar launch a social media campaign on privacy
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Myanmar (FNF) and Cyberbaykin launch a social media campaign on privacy with 38 comics submitted by 30 famous cartoonists from Myanmar. Among the cartoonists are prominent artists like APK, Maung Maung Fountain and Lagun Eain. The artists will also explain how they get inspiration to draw their submitted cartoons. The artists will also explain how they get inspiration to draw their submitted cartoons.
Survey on Political News Consumption of First-Time Voters
Approximately five million first time voters are eligible for the general elections on November 8. Their votes will clearly have a huge impact on the election results and Myanmar’s future democracy.
Their voting behaviour is likely to be strongly influenced by how and through which media they obtain their political information. This is especially true in the times of the Covid-19 pandemic, when the importance of the media has increased.