The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest of Germany's 'political foundations' and committed to the values of social democracy and the labour movement. It was founded in 1925 to honour the political legacy of Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert.
As a private, non-profit educational institution, ‘think tank’ and platform for political dialogue, our mission is to promote democracy, social justice and peace through capacity-building, policy research, public dialogue and international exchange.
Values are at the core of everything we do and stand for. We stand for a strong, vibrant and diverse democracy in which the participation of all people is a given. We are committed to gender justice - in every aspect of life.
We carry out our international activities through a network of more than100 offices world-wide. Our offices work in close cooperation with the headquarters in Berlin and Bonn/Germany and local and international partners.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Office in Namibia was established in 1989 on the eve of the Namibian Independence. Before 1989, i.e., during South African apartheid rule in what was then known as South West Africa, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung had already in various ways supported the struggle against white minority rule and for an independent and democratic Namibia. The subsequent establishment of an office was merely a logical step and based on requests by our political partners.
In collaboration with our partners, we aim at addressing the political, social, and economic challenges in Namibia through these working lines.
* Party and Parliamentary Cooperation
* Forum for Experts on Social Protection (FESP)
* Just City
* Labour relations in the Informal and Formal economy
* Post-Colonial Dialogues
* Youth Matters
* Gender Justice
If you would like to be a part of the FES Namibia network, kindly join here: https://namibia.fes.de/be-part-of-our-network
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftungs's Academy for Social Democracy explains: social democracy. This is Juliane. She is a politics student. Together with her flatmate, Marco, she is talking about "social democracy". Marco only had a rough idea about it until now.