NDI Announces Plans to Open a New Office in Taiwan
Today, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) announced it will open a representative office in Taipei, Taiwan, later this year. This follows the Taiwan Ministry of the Interior’s approval of NDI’s application for registration last month.
“Taiwan’s democracy is a model for the Asia-Pacific region and the world,” said NDI Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific Manpreet Singh Anand. “Through our new office, NDI will strengthen and expand partnerships with Taiwan’s civic tech community, legislature and government officials. We will support Taiwan’s efforts to share its democratic experiences to promote governance that is citizen-responsive, transparent, accountable and inclusive of all.”
NDI’s new office will allow the Institute to expand its current work in Taiwan and the region as part of NDI’s network of over a dozen offices in the Asia-Pacific region and more than fifty offices worldwide.
“We thank Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, the Ministry of the Interior and the American Institute in Taiwan for its support in establishing NDI’s office in Taipei,” said Anand. “We are already expanding our work in Taiwan, thanks to support from the U.S. Department of State, including a new grant promoting youth leadership to increase transparency and accountability in government across the Asia-Pacific region.”
Earlier this year NDI released a new documentary “Canary in a Digital Coal Mine,” which examined the partnership between Taiwan’s civic tech community and government to confront threats from disinformation. NDI’s teams have also worked with partners in Taiwan to host workshops, such as Defending Democracy through Media Literacy.
For more information on NDI’s work in Taiwan, please visit www.ndi.org/asia/taiwan
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. More information is available at www.ndi.org.