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“Awesome Learning” in Chennai - Empowering MSMEs via e-Commerce

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and its partner TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre (TFSC) launched a new initiative which aims at enabling small and medium enterprises in Tamil Nadu to tap into the growing e-commerce-market. Titled “Empowering MSME through e-Commerce”, the program was ...

Teaching How to Write a Blog

The emergence of new media tools such as social networking websites, blogs etc. have brought a complete overhaul in the way organizations and individuals used to communicate. Recognizing these new media platforms as a potential communication tool of the present and the future, the Friedrich Naumann ...

Nepal After the Quake – Foundation’s Partners Help with Innovative Means

In Nepal, relief operations after the horrific earthquake have entered the second week. From the outset, we have been in close contact with our friends and partners at the Samriddhi Foundation. The good news: they are sound and safe – and very active giving a helping hand and applying modern ...

Bangladesh: “Towards a self-sustainable model for the Right to Information”

In Bangladesh, the Right to Information (RTI) Act of 2009 ensures people’s right to free flow of information. This is a big step towards transparency and accountability of governmental institutions. To empower the citizens to fully understand RTI, the Information Commission of Bangladesh (ICB) has ...
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"Political Strategies" by Peter Schröder
A book filled with insight, Peter Schröder's "Political Strategies" offers a look into how strategic planning can help in planning campaigns and tactics for civil society actors. Drawing on his experience over decades of work as a political consultant across the world, Mr Schröder's book offers a clear-eyed look at how to think analytically about one of the most difficult arenas of public engagement: politics. Download the book here.
Liberty in 2014 Speech by FNF Regional Director at the Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu
The Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann for Freedom (FNF) joined the Asia Centre for Entreprise and the Samriddhi Foundation of Nepal for the Asia Liberty Forum 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal from January 8 to 10, 2015. Some of the best liberal minds assembled for a discussion on strategies to overcome the critical issues plaguing Asia. On that occasion, FNF-Regional Director Dr. Ronald Meinardus was asked to share his views on the state of liberalism around the world. You may view an abstract of that talk here.
Afghanistan 2014: The Incentives of Afghanistan’s Neighbours & other Major Actors
Ever since the announcement by the US and Germany of the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, various commentators have expressed fears that the situation could lead to a replay of the chaos and violence after 1989. The incentives of major actors have changed dramatically since then, and it is important to understand those changed incentives if the international community is to avoid – or manage – a conflict after 2014. Read More...
India: Violence Against Women. Current Challenges and Future Trends
Violence against women in India is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence. Discriminatory practices are underlined by laws favoring men. Inadequate policing and judicial practices deny female victims proper protection and justice. Although female participation in public life is increasing and laws have been amended, India still has a long way to go to make Indian women equal citizens in their own country. Read more...