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30.08.2022 | Networks for social democracy | News

Recent local elections in Nepal have brought a number of independent candidates into office. Among them is Balendra Shah ‘Balen’, Kathmandu…


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11.01.2022 | Networks for social democracy | News

Education in Asia is becoming increasingly privatised and commercialised. To learn more about the impacts and future trends of the sector,…


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09.11.2021 | Networks for social democracy | News

Despite numerous movements for freedom, justice and equality, Nepal is still struggling to consolidate its new democratic system.


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13.08.2021 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES Indonesia hosts capacity building for young people aiming to enhance awareness on key social, political and cultural issues, while equipping them…


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08.06.2021 | Networks for social democracy | News

Indonesia has answered the age-old question of how to ensure cooperation across a diverse population, by using a set of principles derived from the…


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21.01.2021 | Networks for social democracy | News

The FES Nepal team spoke with the first resident director, Heinz Bongartz, about opening the FES office in Kathmandu and the role of social democracy…


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27.08.2020 | Networks for social democracy | News

A festival in North Sumatra brings together the region’s engaged youth each year under the principles of create – collaborate – celebrate. Now in its…


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04.11.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

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

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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31.05.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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
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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
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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

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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03.10.2017 | Networks for social democracy | News
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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