An image of two Fulani women patiently queueing to register to vote in Nigeria’s 2015 historic elections received top honors in the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2015 Photography Contest. In Kwara state, where the photo was taken, people of Fulani ethnicity are a minority among the much larger Yoruba and Hausa groups.
Nigeria’s 2015 general elections marked a watershed moment in the country’s history with the first opposition candidate defeating an incumbent President in democratic elections.
When Ramini Matcharashvili attended the semester-long civics course titled “Democracy and Citizenship” (Demokratia da Mokalakeoba) at Shota Ru
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Elected primary school representatives from Kenya’s 47 counties gathered in Nairobi from June 19-23, 2017 for the National Children’s Government Congress, which included nominations, elections, the children’s government parliamentary session and swearing-in ceremony.
The General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA), a creative partnership of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and election-focused civil society organizations in Southeast Asia, organized a meeting of disability rights advocates on June 18 in Phuket, Thailand, to discuss recommendations for the access to justice, disaster risk management, and entrepreneurship for people with dis
As part of its work in Kenya, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), through the Global Affairs Canada funded “Kenya Electoral System Support” program is providing grants to youth-based organizations whose focus is encouraging greater and more meaningful youth participation in Kenya’s electoral process.
A robust and analytical media is necessary for voters to make informed choices at the polls. This requires substantive coverage of candidates and platforms, but also in-depth presentation of the impact and meaning of an electoral system.
By Samer Elchahabi, Program Manager, Middle East and North Africa