Southeast and East Asia
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. The FNF regional team works with the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, the Working group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, the Asia Centre, and the ASEAN Prosperity Initiative, which is part of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Digital Brochure: Democracy – Economic Freedom – Human Rights
What do we, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, do in Southeast and East Asia? Have a look: We are thrilled to present our new Digital Brochure, which gives an overview of who we are, what we focus on and who our partners are.
Annual Report 2022
An overview of the Foundation's most important projects and topics can be found in the Annual Report 2022.
Finding Policies That Work
Freelance is becoming an attractive options for Filipinos, however, there exists a legislative gap regarding the protection of freelance workers in the country. The subsequent paper recommends short-term, medium-term, and long-term recommendations to integrate freelancers into the formal economy.
ABCs of Entrepreneurship:
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Regional Office, in collaboration with WOWs Global, kick-started the inaugural ABCs of Entrepreneurship event on May 13th at The Great Room, Gaysorn Tower. The event witnessed an impressive turnout of over 90 founders, co-founders, and investors.
Green Smart City Busan Forum 2023: Towards a Greener and Smarter City
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Korea office, Busan IT Promotion Agency, and Busan Development Institute partnered up to host the quarterly Green Smart City Busan Forum 2023. They held the first forum on April 7th to discuss smart city technologies and solutions and World Expo Busan 2030.
Disfactory Project: How to Detect Illegal Factories by Open Source Technology and Crowdsourcing
The existence of illegal factories in agricultural lands has been a serious problem for environmental protection in Taiwan. However, CET, an active environmental NGO in Taiwan, and members of g0v, one of the biggest civic tech communities in Asia, co-created the Disfactory project as an effective solution. The story of Disfactory was featured in the 3rd episode of FNF Global Innovation Hub's Innovation for Democracy Cafe.
How to strengthen ASEAN - EU relations:
Aligned with FNF's global theme of #Reshaping Europe, FNF Southeast and East Asia is collaborating with Asia Centre on a hackathon centered around the question of "How to strengthen ASEAN - EU relations: What are your ideas on what could be done to bring ASEAN and the EU closer together?' Our aim is to inspire our young participants to conceive original and inventive concepts that can pave the way for a policy plan, project, or campaign that will foster stronger ties between ASEAN and the EU.