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.
The Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom South Asia invites people to participate and showcase the world beyond borders. Participation is open to contributors from South Asia and Europe and the selected images will be featured in a diary and published on the Social Media channels of the Foundation.
Youth Participation in Politics: Shared vision and sustainability of federalism in Nepal
Across the world, the youth has played a historically significant role in major political revolutions. What has also been seen is those young people who frequently lead protests but are not later included informal political proceedings are left frustrated, resulting in destabilization of the democratization process, which later leads to conflicts. To avoid adversities in the political and civil environments of a nation, encouraging the active participation of young
The Consequences (Part 3)
Is the Taliban capable of governing Afghanistan if the United States were to release Afghanistan’s assets?
“The Consequences” is a set of short essays that provides views on Afghanistan’s current situation under the Taliban’s second reign. The third block of this series provides an analysis of the Taliban’s capacity to govern and provide basic services, and its resulting impact on the peace and stability of the country.
The Consequences (Part 2)
“The Consequences” is a set of short essays that provides views on Afghanistan’s current situation under the Taliban’s second reign. The second block of this series provides information on the Taliban’s grasp of foreign relations, its response to the international community’s expectations and the resulting impact on the peace and stability of the country and the region.
The Consequences of Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan
‘The Consequences’ is a set of short essays that provides a general overview on Afghanistan’s current situation under the Taliban’s second reign. Each essay will try to respond to a specific fundamental question related to Afghanistan’s situation, the consequences of the measures that will be taken in Afghanistan by key players and possible upcoming scenarios.
Women Start-ups: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Learn from female entrepreneurs and investors how to tap the potential of women entrepreneurship, what Germany and India can learn from each other in this regard, and what experiences Indian female founders, in particular, have had in Germany.
Fifty Years of Independence: An Overview of Bangladesh’s Development
In the mid-1970s, shortly after Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan on 16 December 1971, Henry Kissinger dismissively called Bangladesh a “basket case.” Today the country has attained sustainable economic growth, significant poverty reduction, and continued improvements in human development indicators.