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04.11.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

Civil society in India presents social innovations for societal transformation

India is known for its frugal innovations and ground-up development models. Through their work, the partners of FES have been pioneering social...


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03.11.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

A day that turned history: 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

For Dendev Terbishdagva, November 9, 1989 was just another day at work as lecturer in Bernau, East Berlin. Until the news came that the Wall was there...


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18.08.2019 | Networks for social democracy, Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

FES in Afghanistan: Helping to build the leadership of tomorrow

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is working with local and international partners to ensure that the new talent in Afghanistan generates and seizes...


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31.05.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

Long-term education and labour rights are the focus of FES in Bangladesh

A participatory higher education system and a prosperous and socially just labour market are at the core of the ongoing work by the Dhaka-based team...


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03.04.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES in Nepal: A trusted voice facilitating mutual understanding in the democratisation process

A mediator and platform for exchange in Nepal through several periods of conflict and reform since the 1990s, FES is facilitating to build trust...


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26.01.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

Mongolia to combat hate speech in online media

Hate speech is rife on local news websites in Mongolia amid a lack of self-regulation of the newsroom and of media literacy among the public.


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16.12.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Migration rules and regulations in one country cannot work alone

At a high-level ministerial meeting in Berlin, representatives of Germany and Indonesia back stronger international cooperation to tackle migration by...


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12.11.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Role play brings policy-making to life for youth leaders in Mongolia

Through a series of policy workshops in Mongolia, young political party supporters receive hands-on experience to work together and develop policy...


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20.09.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Are Timor Leste’s quotas for women in government a good thing? “Of course!” say female MPs

In Timor Leste, progressive quotas for women in government are opening up new avenues for women in politics .


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26.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES helps Philippines face challenges from climate change to workers’ rights to violent extremism

The globalization of work, the tectonic shifts in geopolitics, and climate change are all having an impact on the archipelagic South-East Asian nation...


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09.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES Singapore: a focal point for social democracy in South-East Asia

The FES office in Singapore is the hub for the organization’s operations across Asia, which cover 14 country offices and 15 programmes as of June...


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04.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES contributes to the German-Indonesian exchange on how to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution

Fifty years ago FES first established a base in Indonesia where today it works with local partners on a range of topics, from pathways to fair...


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07.06.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Big challenges, bigger opportunities: FES helps India make the most of transformative change

With an office in New Delhi since 1981, FES has been active in India for 40 years, building platforms of mutual trust for open debate and exchange of...


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31.05.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Hanoi students experience German, Vietnamese views on sustainable tourism during FES-supported field trip

Undergraduate students from Hanoi explore alternative concepts of tourism and discuss the social and economic impacts of mainstream tourism on local...


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24.05.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES supports political dialogue for greater social equality and better quality of life in Pakistan.

Supporting narratives for economic transformation and people’s awareness about the links between domestic and regional questions, FES Pakistan works...


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23.04.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Teacher training, trade union relations and tax reform: FES Thailand helps local initiatives boost social justice across the board

More than 40 years now, FES has been working in Thailand, a land of contrasts and rapid transformation.


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19.03.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Social urban policy must fight unemployment

Housing remains a fundamental right, but social urban policy must also add to its focus the fight against unemployment, explains in this interview...


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31.01.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Civic Education Development: Learning from a Thai-German experience sharing

Civic education in Germany is about pluralism not indoctrination, says Vachararutai Boontinand, advisor to a civic education project by FES supporting...


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07.01.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES in Asia, achievements and aspirations

At the turn of the year we summarize past highlights to celebrate and aspirations for the year ahead in the work with partners and friends by FES in...


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21.12.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Communication in the Digital Age

Bangkok (Thailand) – Managerial staff of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia from offices in the region was part of a three-day workshop on strategic...


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20.12.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Digital populism

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) – A closer look at how digital space is being exploited and the signs of cyber-populism that emerged in the 2017 presidential...


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13.12.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Big data in China and Germany – A challenge for governance and society

Shanghai (China) – A Chinese-German symposium about the field of tensions between economic innovation and personal rights in the era of big data,...


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15.11.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Bangladesh’s university reforms should prioritize quality and encompass the private sector

Dhaka (Bangladesh) – Public and private sectors should be included in the design and implementation of any reforms to address the issues around...


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Tuesday, 31.10.17 to Saturday, 04.11.17 - Bangkok - Thailand | Networks for social democracy | News

Politicizing the digital space

Bangkok (Thailand) – Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia is bringing together its managerial staff for a workshop on strategic communication in the...


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20.10.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News, Event

ASEAN turns 50

A panel by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Singapore Embassy discussing the future of the Association of Southeast Asean Nations (ASEAN) on occasion...


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03.10.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Youth and revolutions: The cases of Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines

Youth is once again called to the fore with the rise of authoritarianism in the region, their voices captured by contributors in this year’s second...


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05.07.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Progressive Asia starts with the future

Manila (Philippines) – In this photo story, see how knowledge, skills and values are passed on to future political leaders for a progressive future in...


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04.07.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Citizen empowerment after Nepal’s first local elections in 20 years

Beni and Syangja (Nepal) – In two consecutive seminars organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Nepal, citizens discuss state-building at the local...


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19.06.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

WE are who we are: Reflections of a young queer feminist

June is LGBT Pride Month when pride marches around the world commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969, in New York...


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03.05.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News

Concerns over emigration and democracy dominate youth debate in Nepal

Kathmandu (Nepal) – The drain on Nepal’s workforce from emigration and the state of the country’s democracy were among topics raised by at a youth...


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23.06.2016 | Networks for social democracy | News

Philippines elect new set of leaders

A new period of transition and uncertainty dawns on post-election Philippines where the next president faces challenges of good, effective and...


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23.06.2016 | Networks for social democracy | News

Future Torchbearers for Social Democracy in Southeast Asia

Three young political activists from Southeast Asia share their thoughts about political participation and organizing at a time of a rising economic...


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FES in Asia

This website gives you regular updates of FES regional projects and activities across our Asia country offices.

It offers news articles on current debates and a range of research publications and policy briefs to download.  

Publications

  • 04.11.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

    Civil society in India presents social innovations for societal transformation

    India is known for its frugal innovations and ground-up development models. Through their work, the partners of FES have been pioneering social...

    more information

  • 03.11.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

    A day that turned history: 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

    For Dendev Terbishdagva, November 9, 1989 was just another day at work as lecturer in Bernau, East Berlin. Until the news came that the Wall was there...

    more information

  • 18.08.2019 | Networks for social democracy, Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    FES in Afghanistan: Helping to build the leadership of tomorrow

    Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is working with local and international partners to ensure that the new talent in Afghanistan generates and seizes...

    more information

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