Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is an independent, private and non-profit organization headquartered in
Germany. FES in Asia runs activities that help promote social justice, shape the economy of tomorrow,
and enhance cooperation for freedom and security. At the heart of our work is a worldwide network
of offices through which FES conducts educational and advisory activities and facilitates dialogue in
over 100 countries. Jointly with our partners across the region, the FES Office for Regional
Cooperation in Asia (ORCA) in Bangkok, Thailand, leads our regional activities in the areas of
international affairs, tomorrow’s global order and economy, and communications.