A new concept of civic education through play
As part of the USAID-funded “Strengthening Political Parties, Electoral and Legislative Processes” program, IFES Nepal is partnering with subawardees like Youth Initiative (YI) to strengthen the participation of youth, ethnic minorities and historically marginalized groups in Nepal’s electoral process.
The use of election technology to ensure integrity and/or enhance transparency in the electoral process can be tremendously effective. Indeed, election administrators have long utilized technology to help address some of their most pressing challenges, including everything from voter registration and candidate nomination to voter identification and results transmission.
By Moeed Sufi, IFES Program Associate and Eric Hodachok, IFES Senior Program Manager
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Jordanian Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) conducted a “Train the Facilitator” (TtF) workshop in Amman from May 27 to June 7, 2014.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) brings together 500 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders between the ages of 25 to 35. Bill Sweeney, President and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), had the opportunity to moderate a panel on Coalition Building in the Public Interest for the YALI Summit.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) organized a roundtable in Cairo, Egypt as part of the development of the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance, and Elections (BRIDGE) training program. The new disability rights module is being developed along with IFES teams in Haiti and Indonesia.
The following is a statement by U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in the Congressional Record recognizing 2014 Democracy Award Recipient Maria Corina Machado.
HONORING VENZUELAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBER AND OPPOSITION LEADER MARIA CORINA MACHADO
HON. STENY H. HOYER OF MARYLAND
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, July 29, 2014