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Innovative Methods of Political Education in Transformation Countries

26 June, 4:00 p.m., Plenary Chamber
Hosted by
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit

For more than fifty years, the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) has co-sponsored programs of civic education in many countries of the world. The main objective of these educative activities is to empower the stakeholders by providing them with the abilities to participate in a competent manner in public affairs: Civic education is a prerequisite for effective and responsible political involvement – and, thus, also an essential requirement for democratic transition. To reach the target groups, FNF has developed an array of innovative methods. As an institute with international outreach it needs to apply methods in sync with the local and regional, social and cultural contexts. Young people are the main addressees of FNF’s programs. Therefore, the usage of digital and social media plays an increasing role in many projects. In this workshop, the Foundation will present innovative examples of political education methods from Lebanon, Serbia, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa. In one way or another, all these programs aim at promoting the liberal principles of freedom and democracy.

Panelists:

Abbas, Numair Fuad
Founder and CEO, Numairical Studios, Pakistan

Crisolli, Toni Richard
Trainer and Consultant for Online Communication, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Serbia

Mazibuko, Lindiwe
Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance, National Assembly, South Africa

Meinardus, Ronald (Moderator)
Regional Director, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty, Cairo, Egypt

Mercader, Angelico "Gelix"
General Manager, Virtual Campus, Philippines

Najem,Mohamed
Co-Founder and Lead Trainer, Social Media Exchange, Beirut, Lebanon