Ms. Julia Berger
The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is a German foundation, committed to the promotion of the values of humanism and democracy. HSF has 55 years of experience in civic education in Germany, and it has established international project offices all over the world.
We work in the service of democracy, peace and development. Our vision and mission are to improve, strengthen, and utilize human capacities by always taking into account the social, political, cultural, and economic realities on the ground.
In Indonesia the HSF office was established in 1993. Since then, many projects and programs have been jointly implemented with domestic and international partners. In its early years, HSF focused on the promotion of environmental education and protection at the national level through capacity building programs such as training for decision makers and related stakeholders, public awareness programs, knowledge transfer as well as institution building.
In the last decade, HSF has collaborated with the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the Indonesian Police Force as well as other highly accredited organisations like the Habibie Center and several law faculties in Indonesia on a program focusing on rule of law & justice.
Our current program in Indonesia focuses on climate change related capacity building for various stakeholders in order to improve their understanding of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to support the achievement of Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets. In this regard, we are mainly cooperating with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Universities, think tanks, CSOs/NGOs, media, youth, local government, and other related ministries will also actively contribute to the achievement of the program objective.
On a regional level, HSF is cooperating with various actors in the field of climate change and biodiversity in order to improve environmental governance processes within ASEAN. Further information about our regional activities can be found here.