On March 24, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) partnered with the Group of Influence and Civil Network OPORA to hold an international conference titled, “Ensuring Electoral Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.” The conference was organized in Kyiv, within the framework of the United Kingdom (UK) government-supported “Strengthening Electoral Pre
On April 1, 2017, Myanmar will hold by-elections for 19 vacant seats in national and regional legislative assemblies where 95 candidates will seek votes from among 2.1 million eligible voters.
On March 16, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President & CEO Bill Sweeney presented a copy of the book First Universal Democratic Elections in Independent Georgia to Georgian Ambassador David Bakradze during a reception at the Georgian Embassy in Washington, D.C. welcoming him to his new posting.
Nermin Nisic, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Kosovo country director, has nearly two decades of democracy and governance experience. Most recently, he was IFES’ chief of party in Georgia, and has also worked on projects in Afghanistan, Yemen, Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As Myanmar increasingly becomes a more open, inclusive society, citizens have a need and desire to understand how their democracy works, what their rights and responsibilities as citizens are and how they can actively participate in democratic processes.
“The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the National School of Administration (ENA) share a common objective: to raise awareness among Tunisia’s future leaders on electoral matters,” stated IFES Tunisia Chief of Party Nicolas Kaczorowski, during a January 25, 2017 seminar on campaign finance and its control that was co-organized by IFES and the ENA.
This International Women’s Day, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) reaffirms its commitment to involving women in political and electoral processes as candidates and elected leaders, election experts, engaged activists and informed voters. Women around the world are taking a stand to ensure their voices are heard, their rights are valued, and their leadership is felt.
Effective information dissemination is one of the pillars of democratic elections. In post-conflict countries like Liberia, where citizens’ faith in the system needs to be reaffirmed because of the daunting levels of illiteracy and poverty, mass media is vital to facilitating dialogue, debate and discussion between the masses and policy-makers and elected officials.
Women around the world are taking a stand to ensure their voices are heard, their rights are valued, and their leadership is felt. For 30 years the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked to ensure all voices have access and are empowered to meaningfully take part in their country’s political process as candidates, voters, leaders, and activists.