The Heinrich Böll Foundation has been active in Southern Africa since 1989 and for many years has focused on supporting civil society actors in the region.Since 2007, the Foundation has acted more at the interface between civil society and parliaments.
The Regional Office for East Africa manages the regional program with the components "Environment", "Gender" and "Peacebuilding".In particular, it supports the networking of civil society organizations in the region in the fields of environmental policy, peace work and women's rights.
The Abuja office works with civil society and government partners, policy shapers and gender activists, to name only a few of the groups and persons with whom the foundation engages to inspire public debate on the development options before Nigeria.
The Dakar office is active in green urban development, youth, gender democracy and migration. Through the support of partner organizations as well as through its own events, the Office is committed to networking civil society groups and integrating social issues in Senegal.
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung has been active in Santiago de Chile since 2008. The focal points in Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay are Democracy & Human Rights, Ecology & Sustainability as well as Economy and social topics.
Our office in Ramallah aims to promote democracy and make contributions to regional conflict management. To achieve this we work with civil society actors, universities, think tanks, and young activists.
Our Israel office in Tel Aviv, established in 1998, is a continuation of programmes that began in 1992. The office aims to promote Israeli democracy, debates about the Middle East conflict, and exchanges and dialogue between Israel and Germany.
The Middle East Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation has been opened in 2004. For many organisations and individuals, we have become a partner for activism and formation of networks, provider of international contacts, observer and analyst in the region.
The Kabul office supports women and young people in getting their voices heard in policymaking processes and provides a platform for dialog between state and non-state actors through studies, consultation, media relations and other instruments.
The Heinrich Boell Foundation is observing the political and economic transformation process with a critical eye and providing spaces and inspiration for debates and communication with regional actors.
Since late 2015, the Heinrich Böll Foundation is in the process of setting up a new office in Paris, which will focus on four main activities: energy transition and climate protection, greening the economy, democracy’s crisis of confidence, and European politics.
Our office is involved in establishing a democratic political culture in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. One of the special objectives of the office is to develop policy recommendations for an active and coherent EU approach towards the Southern Caucasus region.
Our main focus is to boost civil society in Ukraine and Belarus. To achieve this, we offer training programmes and assistance, host public discussion meetings in Ukraine, and promote civil-society organisations and initiatives in Belarus.
Our Prague office manages the Foundation’s projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary and Croatia, supporting civil-society groups and empowering green movements within the region. The main focus of our regional activities is on the future of European democracy and on energy and climate policy.
Our Moscow office’s activities aim to strengthen democratic political culture in Russia. For this purpose, we primarily try to empower women and to promote the idea of gender democracy. Additional topics are ecological modernization of the economy, responsible climate policies, and debates examining Russia’s nuclear energy.
The main emphases of our work is on supporting democratic and legal reforms within the region, as well as on bolstering civil society. For this, the offices collaborate with journalists, lawyers, and political scientists, and they host debates and workshops.