The General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) is a creative partnership between the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), disabled persons organizations (DPOs), and election-focused civil society organizations (CSOs) in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar, which is currently funded by the Australian Department of Fo
On October 2, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held its Eighth Annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy and 2017 Joe C. Baxter Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
On August 21, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ambar Zobairi gave a key note speech on violence against women in elections.
On September 22, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Morocco released an updated version of its electoral lexicon mobile phone app. The app, named صوتي حقي , or “My Vote, My Right,” is an accessible civic education tool created for Moroccan citizens, particularly for those in the Deaf community.
In August 2017, the State Election Commission of Macedonia (SEC), in collaboration with eight civil society organizations, including disabled people’s organizations, the Ministry for Labour and Social Policy, the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), carried out the first nationwide polling station accessibility audit
“A hackathon creates a space for exchanging ideas and expanding your network,” declared Ahmed, a Tunisian from the Nabeul governorate who participated in the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) first Hack4Democracy (H4D) camp. “At first, [a H4D camp] doesn’t seem very different from a standard hackathon.
From August 31 through September 2, 2017, election officials from over 50 countries gathered in Bucharest, Romania, for the third General Assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) and an international conference entitled "Counting the Ballots and Accounting for the Votes: The Use of Technology for Enhancing the Transparency of the Electoral Processes.” International Foundatio
In 2007, the United Nations declared September 15 International Day of Democracy, with the aim of promoting and protecting democratic principles. At the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), we have supported these principles for three decades, working to ensure that every voice has a vote.
On September 7, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a delegation of eight Egyptian college students to discuss IFES’ projects in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Following its inauguration in February 2015, the Tunisian government, which emerged from the 2014 parliamentary elections, pledged to take all necessary measures to implement Chapter VII of the constitution, which focuses on local governance.