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In East Africa, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been managing projects in Tanzania and Kenya from 1991. Since the early 1990s, Tanzania has been going through a political and economic transition process towards a pluralistic political system and a free market economy.
The Foundation supports its partners to build political leadership and party structures. We assist in strengthening civil society for democratic legitimate governance that guarantees and protects freedom of opinion, freedom of assembly, accountability and that creates opportunities for development and growth. The Foundation supports political partners to foster pluralistic societies and multiparty political
Save the girls
Find out how a foundation project with KWIECO is supporting the Maasai community on Kilimanjaro to overcome the cruel tradition of genital mutilation. Despite the ban, girls are circumcised at Christmas time. Read the moving story of Nanyori and the courageous change in her village.
The Perception of the Ukraine War Among African Populations
A survey commissioned by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom finds that 77% of Tanzanians are against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, despite the government’s refusal to condemn the war at the UN. The finding is reflective of a broader pattern across Eastern and Southern Africa, which highlights the increasing disconnect between citizens views, and the actions, or lack thereof, of their representatives at the national level.
Challenging Social Norms that Violate the Rights of Women in Maasai Communities
The Maasai community is known globally for its vibrant traditions, culture, and dress code. Behind the beauty of the culture and smiles, women are living in the darkness of poverty and suppressive cultural practices. A Maasai girl is considered a source of wealth for the family, thus “property of her father”, that she can be married off at tender age to an elderly man and in case the husband passes on, she will be “inherited” by her in-laws especially the husbands’ brother or eldest son.
Inspiring Women 2022
It is not easy and I realised that all over the world, women are facing common challenges that men do not face in the same leadership roles. Our communities expect so much from women but at the same time, they need us to be careful and follow their rules. Our societies think that if a woman becomes a leader or politician, she should not dress in a certain way and she should communicate in a certain way, something that is not expected from men.
How Kijana Inuka Project Esteems Youths To Engage Self-Employment
We all know that the level of skills imparted to the youth in entrepreneurship determines their ability to comprehend the concepts involved in the business operations including production, management, and marketing that is why the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) deserves a praise on enlightening the youth (who are the majority in the population) and energetic to promote economic growth in the country.
CLASH OF SYSTEMS: African Perceptions of the European Union and China Engagement
“The African survey participants hold up a mirror to European policy on Africa and expose Europe’s sometimes still paternalistic and romantic view of Africa. Europe's belief in the superiority of its own values contrasts with the pragmatic view of Africans on the performance and behaviour of the two partners (the EU and China)," says Stefan Schott, FNF East Africa Project Director.
East Africa needs a liberal restart to protect and promote civil liberties
The past year has been hard for East Africans. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the health and economies of our nations. As the threat of further waves persist and international travel, tourism and business remains largely on hold, things will continue to be difficult. We face a long road ahead in navigating a path to economic recovery and a challenging vaccine roll-out.