IFES Presents the Baxter Award to Dr. Christiana Thorpe
November 20, 2014
The annual Joe C. Baxter Award recognizes the contributions of election professionals whose skills, dedication and sacrifices to the field of election administration epitomize the mission of IFES and embody the spirit of former IFES Senior Adviser for Election Administration Joe C. Baxter. In a moving ceremony held in conjunction with IFES' U.S. Election Program, IFES recognized Dr. Christiana Thorpe, the first woman to serve as Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone, as the 2014 Joe C. Baxter Award honoree.
All Inclusion and Empowerment
UPDATED: Sierra Leone’s Peaceful Election Is Another Step Forward
November 19, 2012
On Saturday, November 17, Sierra Leone held the country’s third presidential election since the decade-long civil war came to an end in 2002. The November 17 poll was also the first election that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has taken a primary role in organizing and executing. IFES Regional Director for Africa Almami Cyllah and IFES Chief of Party in Sierra Leone Gray Mitchell answer some questions about Election Day and its aftermath.
All Election Management
Elections in Sierra Leone: November 17 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Elections
November 15, 2012
The November 17 elections in Sierra Leone will be the first since the end of the civil war in 2002 that the National Electoral Commission has taken a primary role in organizing and executing. To help observers better understand the backdrop of these elections, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has put together a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
IFES Returns to Sierra Leone with New Project
February 23, 2011
After a two year absence, IFES is returning to Sierra Leone with a new project to promote inclusive and nonviolent elections in 2013. IFES will build on its previous work in Sierra Leone to provide targeted assistance to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), political parties and civil society actors in advance of the next elections.
All Electoral Integrity and Transparency