Service Learning: Fostering Citizenship and Democracy
August 12, 2014
Service learning programs provide participants opportunities to apply their skills and education to community-level issues. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) incorporates service learning in a variety of programs, from our university courses in Georgia to democracy camps in the Maldives. For this podcast IFES Youth Adviser Augusta Featherston spoke with her counterpart Susan Stroud, Executive Director of Innovations in Civic Participation, about service learning trends and how it can foster the foundations of democracy.
All Inclusion and Empowerment
Modern Applications of Election Technology
July 16, 2014
IFES supports the use of technology to promote sustainability in the democratic process, working with election management bodies to utilize various technologies that are appropriate in local context.
Citizen Participation in Natural Resource Management in Niger
July 08, 2014
It is critical to the security and economic development of Niger that citizens' voices are heard. IFES is working with local partners to increase awareness of the risks and rights of workers in the extractive resources industry, including uranium, oil and gold. IFES is also working to develop partnerships between civil society organizations and government to ensure citizens understand and participate in resource management decisions.
All Citizen Participation
Equal Access at the United Nations
June 24, 2014
IFES served as an observer to the 7th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. IFES has the ability to observe deliberations by the member states on implementation of the disability treaty as well as to host side-events open to states and civil society. IFES Vice President of Programs, Michael Svetlik, moderated this side event on political participation of persons with disabilities.
Video Tutorial on Election Day Procedures for May 25 Ukraine Election Observers
May 16, 2014
In this video tutorial, produced by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in partnership with the Ukrainian Central Election Commission (CEC), election observers learn about key Election Day procedures. Domestic and international observation missions and delegations will visit polling sites throughout Ukraine on May 25. A full list of Ukrainian and international observers can be found on the CEC website.
All Election Management
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte on the Importance of Elections
May 15, 2014
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is privileged to have Senator Ayotte on its Board of Directors. The Senator has been a strong advocate for supporting democratic institutions around the world. In this episode of Dialogues on Democracy, Senator Ayotte talks about the importance of developing credible and sustainable electoral practices and ensuring elections are inclusive of all citizens.