Asia

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is represented in Asia with six offices in Bangkok, New Delhi, Beijing, Hong Kong, Yangon and Phnom Penh. From there we promote partner projects in the countries of the region. Our Afghanistan program is implemented by a local partner organization. Here you will find our articles, publications and events.

Perspectives from Asia on the Ukraine War

In the wake of the coup: how Myanmar youth arose to fight for the nation

E-paper

Based on 34 individual interviews with youth activists involved in the peaceful anti-coup resistance movement in Myanmar, this paper asks: What are the conceptualisations, motivations and expectations held by youth activists participating in the peaceful 2021 anti-coup movement, and what challenges do they face?

Cover: Perspectives Asia #10: Fabrics of Society - Eine Weltkugelmit einsteckender Spritze

Perspectives Asia #10: Fabrics of Society

The 10th issue of Perspectives Asia takes a look at how the pandemic is reshaping state/society relationships in different Asian countries; it also shares down-to-earth Covid-19 experiences from different regions and cultures, on issues as diverse as trust in government institutions, the situation of migrant workers, and gender relationships. 

COVER PAGE Sharing life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity

Sharing life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity

Book/E-Book

Evolving around the main essay “Sharing life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity”, all contributions to this assemblage reflect a common understanding that ecology and biodiversity needs to be reclaimed – and constantly generated – as a process of lived and living realities in a system of reciprocal relationships.

05
October
Wednesday, 05. October 2022 in
Berlin

Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2022

WNISRs are vital reality checks of the nuclear industry’s performance. Every yearly report is a barrier against utopian fantasies and wishful thinking, a tool to connect with reality.
Livestream
28
October
Online conference Friday, 28. October 2022

Not without civil society

Cooperation India - Germany on Energy Transition

Publication series

Analyzes & comments

All issues

Newsletter

Our Asia Update informs at least once a month about topics, dossiers and events about the region.

Videos

The Mekong River — Concerns, Struggles and Hopes with Tipakson Manpati - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

This external content requires your consent. Please note our privacy policy.

video-thumbnail Watch on YouTube

The Mekong River — Concerns, Struggles and Hopes with Tipakson Manpati

We went to Northeast Thailand or the Isaan region with Tipakson Manpati to hear stories from local people who live along the Mekong River, sharing their concerns, struggles and hopes about the river which is so important to them and the future generations.

"The Sharp Edge of Peace" – Roya Film House (RFH) - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

This external content requires your consent. Please note our privacy policy.

video-thumbnail Watch on YouTube

The short film "The Sharp Edge of Peace", supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, accompanies and portrays Fatima Gailani, Fawzia Koofi, Habiba Sarabi, and Sharifa Zurmati, the only female members of the Afghan government delegation to the intra-Afghan peace negotiations in Doha, which began in September 2020. The short-film highlights the important role of these four women in defending women's rights, human rights, and an inclusive society in Afghanistan as part of the negotiations with the Taliban.

Unexpected Turns: About democracy in Southeast Asia - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

This external content requires your consent. Please note our privacy policy.

video-thumbnail Watch on YouTube

Democracy in Southeast Asia: In the four years since the coup in Thailand, the military junta has consistently consolidated its power. In neighboring Malaysia, on the other hand, the parliamentary elections in May 2018 saw a democratic change of power for more than 50 years. What do these developments mean for Southeast Asia? A discussion with Bernice Chauly, author, Malaysia; Prabda Yoon, author, Thailand; Moderation: Manfred Hornung, Office Manager, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Southeast Asia.

Our team in Berlin

Our offices in Asia