The Foundation was established in Germany in 1958. It aims to promote the goal of making the principle of freedom valid for the dignity of all people and in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom works in over 65 countries worldwide. In South Asia we have offices in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Additionally we work with partners in Nepal. We promote civic education, trainings and the exchange of ideas in the region in four focal areas. These are economic freedom, human rights, urban governance and digital transformation. In addition to the country projects, the Foundation supports regional programs.
Rivers As Lifeline for South Asia
On 15 March 2023, a regional conference on Rivers as Lifeline for South Asia is going to be organized at the Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kathmandu, Samriddhi Foundation and the German Nepal-Friendship Association.
In order to promote cooperation and understanding between South Asia and the European Countries on LGBTQIA+ community, the FNF aims to write an overview paper.
Knowledge Partner for the organization of a Hackathon
In an effort to develop ideas to strengthen cooperation and understanding between countries in South Asia and the European Union specifically in the area of LGBTQ rights and issues, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is looking for a consultant to organize a hackathon.
Developing Shared Prosperity and Security in the Bay of Bengal
The Bay of Bengal connects seven countries and enables 20 percent of world trade, making it an important leg of connectivity, prosperity and opportunity through trade and investment.
The 'Unintended' Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis for South Asia
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has undermined the values of sovereignty and freedom enshrined in the United Nations Charter, in addition to threatening the peace, stability and the viability of the international liberal economy.
Overview and Transformation of Education in Bhutan
“More than a hundred years later, we find ourselves on the cusp of a new century again and in need of a new vision to prepare for what lies ahead. Unlike the past century, this one is qualitatively and quantitatively different. It is defined by the accelerated rate of change in all aspects of our lives because of rapid technological advancements and globalisation. The future will be more wired and digital, driven by sophisticated technologies in towns and villages alike, as well as in homes and in workplaces. “ – the King of Bhutan
Ramifications of the Tax Bill of Bhutan 2022
The pandemic years ushered a transformation never seen before in Bhutan, with massive changes in every sector. Bhutan graduates from the LDC in 2023, which will inadvertently place scrutiny on the capacity of its civil services and private and corporate sectors; it’s purely its ability to succeed in the face of such changes that will determine the fortunes of its people.