The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Beirut Office is primarily focused on Lebanon and Syria. Regional and local turmoil makes the work of the foundation in these two countries challenging, forcing our office in Beirut to constantly adapt to new social and political changes. In order to contribute towards a peaceful and democratic transition in the Syrian society, FNF helps by offering conflict resolution workshops and educational trainings to Syrians and in particular to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In Lebanon, our main objective is to support Lebanese start-ups, civil society organizations and liberal political parties.
Females Lead In Politics (FLIP).
Out of need progress is forged. Following the obvious lack of female representation and involvement in Lebanese politics, we have launched and executed a progressive project in partnership with AFAAL that consisted of online trainings to 30 participants and a 3 day boot-camp with more than 8 trainers that aimed to prepare and help female activists and leaders better perform in the next electoral race!
Model Youth Parliament 2021
Another successful edition of Model Youth Parliament took place at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, gathering students from all parts of the country, all of them united by the passion and engagement towards building a better and more politically correct country.
SMEX BLOGPOST VOL. III
After the initial launch of the first SMEX BLOGPOST that tackled cybersecurity threats and data privacy issues on official governmental platforms (especially the Ministry of Public Health). SMEX has now analyzed and released its third blogpost that tackles the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA) and the preservation of citizen data. SMEX has detected numerous potential threats and weaknesses in the ministry's cyber security and recommended to update the platform.
Citizenship Summer School : School of Governance.
In the midst of a complete collapse of the Lebanese economy and political system, a joint effort by FNF Lebanon and Syria, the Lebanese Transparency Association and Saint Joseph University of Beirut to launch a program that educates the youth regarding good governance and transparency.
ZENTRUM for political change.
Lebanon now more than ever, is in desperate need of administrative reform and a significant increase in policy making to pave the way for a true change and boost the positive impact of young politicians.
Revolutionizing Politics : Through the lens of technology.
Alongside the inevitable technological progress taking place around the world, almost every sector including politics and social work has to adapt and pick up the pace to stay up to date to come up with modern solutions to modern problems. A project in partnership with Riyada for social innovation prepared and trained university students from all over the country to come up with fresh and new ideas that will help enhance the country's performance and situation.
Lynn Harfoush : executive committee member in the Lebanese National Bloc Party