The Friedrich Naumann Foundation promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. FNF Philippines focuses on open and digital society, as well as a social market economy. It is also involved in the creation of innovative tools. FNF Philippines team works with local organization partners such as Center for Liberalism and Democracy, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, Rappler, Philippine Economic Society, and Impact Leadership. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
The Barangay Elections and the Presidency
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.'s forthright acknowledgement of the role of barangays and their officials in affecting the outcome of the national elections illustrates the political pyramid where those in the top need to ensure a strong base, the barangay (roughly translated as village or commune) being the country’s smallest political unit.
Charting the Path Forward: Post-Pandemic Reintegration for Overseas Filipino Workers
The Philippines stands at a critical juncture where migrant reintegration must evolve. Better inter-governmental coordination and broader multi-sectoral collaboration is crucial. Framing reintegration as a form of social protection can catalyze comprehensive cooperation. This paper underscores the need for a holistic multi-agency effort to drive migrant reintegration forward.
From Ideas to Action: Project Youth CORE Transforms Youth into Entrepreneurs
The youth of this generation continue to surpass the capacities of what came before as they begin to capitalize on the new tools and technologies that provide boundless avenues for their potential. Through Project Youth CORE, FNF Philippines & LGU Del Carmen sought to revolutionize the landscape of youth leadership and entrepreneurship.
iMPACT Leadership Launches TAKBO Kabataan Video Series
The TAKBO Kabataan Video Series seeks to illuminate a path for aspiring young leaders to navigate the political arena in the Philippines. The series will span campaign strategies, fundraising techniques, voter engagement, and the art of effective communication – all the necessary components for success in the political arena.
FNF Philippines Welcomes Dr. Almut Besold, Forging Stronger Ties with the Liberal Community
Dr. Almut Besold's arrival heralds a new era for the FNF Philippine office; one that Dr. Adam acknowledges will be a significant step towards building a more robust and resilient democracy in the Philippines. A recent gathering held at the FNF Makati office provided our partners the space to give Dr. Almut a background on their respective organizations, the activities they are currently implementing, and the projects they are planning for the future.
Navigating an AI Future: Insights from Maria Ressa and Chris Wylie
Courage is often demanded in the line of fire even when the warfare has now transitioned into the realm of information. Now that the frontlines are immediate to the devices of each citizen, that courage becomes a responsibility that everyone shares.
Honoring Dr. Rainer Adam: A Grateful Farewell to FNF Philippines' Interim Country Director
As we welcome our new country director, Dr. Almut Besold, it is with deep gratitude and admiration that we reflect on the incredible journey Dr. Rainer Adam has taken us on during the past few months. With his trusty ukulele in hand, Dr. Adam entered the FNF Makati office with his signature smile and was quick to rally everyone's enthusiasm and team spirit.