Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia

FES in Asia

Bringing together the work of our offices in the region, we provide you with the latest news on current debates, insightful research and innovative visual outputs on the future of work, geopolitics, gender justice, and social-ecological transformation.

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20.12.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

India in the New Geopolitics of Asia

India has become a major player in world affairs. It is in the midst of a geopolitical repositioning as it navigates its place in the evolving regional and global order. Eminent Indian experts and thought leaders convened for the FES national strategy and foresight lab to discuss the current state of play, identify emerging trends and develop strategic options.


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15.12.2021 | News

New study reveals empirical-based insights into the thinking, behaviour and living conditions of Malaysia’s majority population

FES-supported study from Malaysia uses empirical data to illustrate and analyze a fascinating example of a country in Asia, in which the majority population is split between those who generally welcome the multiethnic and multicultural composition of society in everyday life and those who strongly defend their exclusive supremacy in politics, and the third who can agree to either position hold the…


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09.12.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

An innovative platform for futures thinking: FES Asia kicks off new regional expert group

2021 marked the launch of the new FES Asia geopolitics programme. A key pillar is the FES Asia Strategic Foresight Group, an interdisciplinary network of thought leaders from 20 countries in Asia and Europe. Earlier this year, they met for their inaugural lab.


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FES Connect

FES Connect

FES Connect sources and shares the most compelling debates and stories published across the international network of FES. More

From geopolitics to gender justice - find out more about our regional programmes and activities in the region. More

IPS Journal

IPS Journal

IPS-Journal is an active debate platform addressing questions of international and European politics. More

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FES in Asia

FES in Asia

The joint regional platform of all Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung offices in East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia brings you the latest updates on current research, news, briefings and events.



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FES Afghanistan

FES Afghanistan

A constructive dialogue between civil society and state actors, peaceful conflict resolution as well as women and youth empowerment are core areas of our work in Kabul since 2002.



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FES India

FES India

Since 1981, the FES Delhi office is working on women, gender and youth equality, labour rights as well as a socially balanced economy. Explore what FES has achieved here so far.



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FES Pakistan

FES Pakistan

Explore the work of our Islamabad office on women and youth empowerment, the promotion of democracy and a socially just economy. FES Pakistan has functioned as a catalyst in the country and region since the 1980s.



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FES Thailand

FES Thailand

Social justice and an active civil society are key aims of our work in Thailand. Since 1970, our Bangkok office has supported the democratization process and democratic actors.



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FES Vietnam

FES Vietnam

Among the first NGOs in Vietnam, FES is supporting the renovation process known as Doi moi since 1990. The promotion of social justice and political participation are key areas in this relation.



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FES Bangladesh

FES Bangladesh

In 2014, FES officially opened its office in Dhaka. Together with partners, we facilitate inclusive dialogues on social justice with a focus on labour rights, sustainable development and international cooperation.



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FES Indonesia

FES Indonesia

Sustainability, social transformation in the city and the welfare state – those are the areas our office in Jakarta has been working on since 1968. Albeit success in these fields, challenges remain to this day.



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FES Nepal

FES Nepal

How can democratic political institutions and an active civil society be fostered in Nepal? This is one question the FES office has been working on in different projects since 1994.



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FES Myanmar

FES Myanmar

In Myanmar, country that has experienced over 50 years of military rule, FES promotes an inclusive and participatory reform process. A socially just society and enhanced peace and cooperation are core values of our mission.



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FES Mongolia

FES Mongolia

With more than 20 years since it first started to work in Mongolia, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung from its office in Ulaanbaatar supports partners in promoting social democracy, gender equality and a just society.



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FES Philippines

FES Philippines

In the Philippines since 1964, we promote democracy and work to strengthen the social and ecological dimensions of economic development through education, research, political dialogue, and international cooperation. 



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