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Afghanistan lawmakers and civil leaders visit India to learn about the Right to Information

A group of lawmakers and civil society leaders from Afghanistan concluded a visit to New Delhi aimed at familiarizing them with India’s Right to Information Act and related practices. Entitled the “Right to Information (RTI) Learning Programme”, the one-week course was organized by the ...
India

Praja Foundation brings out first ever report on ‘State of affordable housing’

Praja Foundation, a partner of the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) working on urban governance issues released their first ever report on ‘State of Affordable Housing in Mumbai’ on 11th of November 2014. This report was produced with guided expertise of ...
Pakistan

Smart and Sustainable cities for an energy efficient Pakistan

The most critically important human activity contributing to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG’s) and resulting climate variability and change is consumption of energy. Heavy dependence on fossil fuels as sources of energy production and inefficiency in the management of energy dependent ...
Bangladesh

Flea Market - or Free Market?

Street vendors offer goods and services at competitive prices to the urban dwellers. As the government cannot allocate enough resources to formally oversee this sector, street vending represents a commercial system with little government intervention. It appears to operate in a free market economy. ...
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The Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is looking for an experienced and dedicated communications officer who will play a key role in planning and delivering the Foundation’s communications strategies and activities aimed at making our successful work better know to a wider public in our host country India and beyond. The post reports to the Regional Director. We are offering a one-year contract subject to renewal. Read more...
Bangladesh 2013 – A Year of Political Crossroads
Since February 2013, Bangladesh has witnessed an increased level of political confrontation and disturbance, manifested into nationwide strikes, commonly called hartals. The hartal days are gripped with street violence between those supporting the strikes and the police force, and damaging and destroying of property. Scores of city dwellers across the country have been injured, and the number of deaths is close to 100. More strikes and violence are envisaged in the coming weeks and months writes Siegfried Herzog, Regional Director FNF South Asia. Read more...
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...