Interview/Speech/Testimony

29 Oct 2013

Georgia held presidential elections on October 27, 2013. Over 1.6 million voters visited 3,741 polling stations in Georgia and 52 polling stations abroad to elect the next President for a five-year mandate.

Nermin Nisic, IFES Chief of Party in Georgia, speaks to us about Election Day and what comes next.

What was at stake in this election?

19 Oct 2013

From October 18-23, 2013, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney is in Myanmar meeting with donors, partners and the IFES team.

He shares his thoughts and experiences while in the country that is making strides toward more inclusive elections.

16 Oct 2013

Alexandra Matthews, a graduate student at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, spent three years at IFES as a member of the South Asia team. In that capacity, she worked on projects in Nepal, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, many of which addressed the need to include marginalized and vulnerable populations.

2 Oct 2013

Guinea held parliamentary elections on September 28, 2013 – years after the elections were due. The polls, which were previously scheduled for June 2007 and then expected to take place in 2011, were delayed due to a general strike, difficulties in establishing the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) and a military coup d’état.

18 Sep 2013

Dr. Leonardo Valdés Zurita, President of Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), is this year’s international recipient of the Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award.

18 Sep 2013

Rafael López-Pintor, recipient of IFES’ 2009 Joe C. Baxter Award, is a pioneer in election assistance, beginning his career in post-Franco Spain in the 1970s and broadening it worldwide since the end of the Cold War.

18 Sep 2013

Roxana Silva, a National Electoral Council member from Ecuador, is focused on ensuring all voices are heard in the electoral process. She works with government institutions, civil society and citizens to increase transparency and access to the electoral process.

14 Aug 2013

Anais Keenon, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international development from Gallaudet University, is on her way to becoming a leader in the international disability inclusion movement.

14 Aug 2013

Ismail Ilsouk spent six weeks at IFES as part of the Middle East Partnership Initiative’s Leaders for Democracy Fellowship this summer. In this role, he examined the vibrancy of Morocco’s youth-oriented civil society organizations.

14 Aug 2013

Adam LeClair, former IFES Civil Society Officer in Afghanistan, has extensive experience in youth engagement, starting from his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova from 2005 to 2007. Following his time in the Eastern European nation, he joined IFES’ team in Afghanistan to focus on programs targeting young people.