Global Innovation Hub, Taipei
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Taiwan, the FNF Global Innovation Hub was established in 2021. The Hub focuses on “digital transformation” and “innovation for democracy”, aiming to support the Friedrich Naumann Foundation on its way to becoming a creative innovation platform for liberalism. The Global Innovation Hub works with The Open Culture Foundation (OCF), Taiwan Youth Association for Democracy (TYAD), People Powered and other like-minded partners. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
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Thailand plans to recognize Same-Sex Unions
While parts of Southeast Asia have vibrant LGBTQ communities, offering sanctuary to many, the absence of legal recognition for same-sex couples is a disparity. In 2024, hopes are high for a breakthrough as Thailand contemplates the passage of a same-sex marriage bill.
FNF Global Innovation Hub on Taiwan Elections: 'Wide Political Divide in Youth; Rebuilding Political Culture Key to Shaping Future Politics'
On January 19th, 2024, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Global Innovation Hub hosted an event titled 'Decoding Taiwan's 2024 Election Results.' The Hub emphasized that the reconstruction of political culture would be crucial for Taiwan's future political landscape, given the diverse political views among the younger generation.
Post-Election Discussion: Decoding Taiwan's 2024 Election Results
On January 19th, 2024, FNF Global Innovation Hub will organize an event with Da-Wun Sie, PhD candidate in Sociology at National Taiwan University, regarding Taiwan’s 2024 presidential and legislative elections. Mr. Sie will present a comprehensive analysis of the election outcomes, delving into key takeaways and implications for cross-strait relations.
Hacking Democracy Conference: How to Enhance Collaboration between People and Government on Public Digital Services
FNF Global Innovation Hub held the Hacking Democracy Conference: Examples of Collaboration between Civic Tech Communities and Governments around the World on October 27th, 2023, where the participants learned how governments and citizens co-create public digital services together in the workshop session. The Hub also invited the authors of the Hub’s publication sharing the conference's title to introduce inspiring cases of citizen-government collaboration.
How to Make Liberal Parties a Woman-Friendly Workplace?
The FNF Global Innovation Hub held a workshop titled “What Can Liberal Parties Do to Support Their Women Colleagues?” during Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) women caucus event in Taipei on September 8, 2023. During the workshop, the participants, panelist, and facilitators shared their honest observations of where the problems were and proposed practical and insightful initiatives to make liberal parties a better workplace for women. Come check their policy recommendations!
Decoupling vs. De-Risking: The Interplay of Semiconductor Supply Chains and Geopolitics
On November 30, FNF Global Innovation Hub hosted a publication launch webinar for 'When Globalisation Meets Geopolitics in the Semiconductor Supply Chain.' The webinar featured the publication’s author, Dr. Chun-Yi Lee, an associate professor at the University of Nottingham, and Min-Yen Chiang, a research fellow at the Open Technology Fund, as a co-speaker.