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Our Work in the Philippines

Involved in projects since:


Project office:

Manila, Philippines

Resident Representative:

Mr. Alexander Birle

The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is a non-stock, not-for-profit, non-governmental entity (NGO) organized and existing under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany with its main office in Munich, Germany. It supports programs and projects in more than 70 countries worldwide. The international cooperation program of HSF is funded by official sources, namely, the Federal Government of Germany, the Government of the Free State of Bavaria/Germany and the European Union.

It has been active in the Philippines since 1979, extending development assistance to Philippine partner organizations mainly in the field of human resource and policy development ranging from training and education, community-based and top-level policy dialogues, research and publication, international/regional exchange, to project development.

In line with the Philippine government’s eight-point development agenda towards economic transformation, HSF reaffirms its commitment to strengthening democratic institutions and a democratic process in the country pursuant to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).

Towards this end, for the current project period 2023-2025, HSF shall support community oriented and rights-based policing, development initiatives promoting the rule of law and human rights, civic journalism, decentralization, and increasing knowledge and information exchange with and among the citizenry.

Its program and project activities in the country are undertaken based on a long-term partnership, at least over a three-year project cycle, together with local partner organizations which are directly implementing joint activities in the country.  These are being implemented in identified areas nationwide in partnership with government agencies and non-government organizations.

The Foundation undertakes the following major programs, to wit: