From September 16 through 20, with USAID support, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) brought together 22 participants from the Malian Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), the Direction Générale des Elections (DGE), the Ministry of Territorial Administration (MATD) – the three EMBs - and staff from the local IFES office.
As the Electoral Commission of Burundi (CENI) is preparing for the 2015 presidential elections, one of their main challenges will be to effectively work with all electoral stakeholders in order to build trust in the process.
From March 18 through 22, 30 members of the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) of Jigawa, Ebonyi and Gombé gathered in Abuja (Nigeria) to share ideas, practical experiences and strategies on electoral administration.
From March 11 through 15, 29 members of the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) of Imo, Enugu and Ekiti States gathered in Abuja (Nigeria) to share ideas, practical experiences and strategies on electoral administration.
From March 4 – 8, 2013 organizing secretaries of 23 Nigerian political parties as well as 3 staff from the Nigerian electoral commission (INEC) gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss the roles, responsibilities and challenges of electoral contestants in the electoral process. The training was part of a series of BRIDGE trainings the UNDP has been organizing in Nigeria under the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) program.
The 2011 general elections were the best Nigeria had ever known in terms of preparedness and credibility of the process in the eyes of the Nigerian population and the international community.
For the past 20 years, Senegal has been a beacon of democracy in the West Africa sub region. Although the country has a long history of well-run elections, the presidential elections scheduled to take place on February 26, 2012 will be decisive in the future stability of Senegal.
For the past 20 years, Senegal has been a beacon of democracy in the West Africa sub region.
From September 26 to 30, a group of 20 francophone election experts were part of a capacity building training around the themes of electoral administration & observation in Paris, France.
The holding of transparent and peaceful electoral processes is a recurring issue in the African continent and, specifically in the Central African sub region.
The Republic of Guinea has recently made great strides on the road toward democracy. With the recent election of the first democratically-elected president in its entire history
IFES was awarded a cooperative agreement for Niger through the USAID/CEPPS mechanism in August 2010 to assist the Niger National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) in conducting the upcoming elections
Within the framework of the USAID/CEPPS funded project “Niger: Promoting the Electoral Process”,