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 60 countries worldwide. The international cooperation program of HSF is funded by official sources, namely, the Federal Government of Germany, the European Union and the Government of the Free State of Bavaria/Germany.
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 “0 + 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda” as enunciated in the Philippine Development Plan for 2017-2022, and which is anchored on the 25-year long-term vision and goals dubbed as “AmBisyon Natin 2040,” HSF currently supports development initiatives in the country leading to genuine peace and development, promotion and protection of human rights, strengthening good governance and rule of law, and enhancing equal access to justice.
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 government agencies and non-government organizations which are implementing joint activities in the country. The support comes in the form of both technical and financial assistance. The current project term covers the period 2017-2019 in priority areas nationwide.
The Foundation undertakes the following major programs, to wit:
Project activities are implemented in cooperation with: