On February 12, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Africa Director Rushdi Nackerdien briefed the United Nations (UN) Security Council during an Arria Formula Meeting on “The Electoral Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” He was invited to speak to the electoral calendar, progress and challenges to the electoral cycle, and the potential implementation of elect
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz participated in a joint Capitol Hill briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on “Turkey Post-Referendum: Institutions and Human Rights.”
Honorable IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney; Donald Sweitzer, Chairman of the IFES Board of Directors; Kenneth Blackwell, Secretary of the Board; other members of IFES’ Board of Directors; Democracy Award Co-Chair and IFES Board Director Dan Runde, Director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development; Co-Chair Honorable Theodore Sedgwick, forme
On May 18, 2016, IFES Regional Director for Africa Rushdi Nackerdien testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on “Democracy Support Strategies in Africa.”
The introduction from Nackerdien’s written testimony is below:
REMARKS BY MICHAEL MALEY ON BEING PRESENTED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS’ 2015 JOE C. BAXTER AWARD IN CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA ON MARCH 1, 2016
Myanmar’s November 2015 elections marked an important milestone in the country’s democratic transition. Over 90 parties and 6,000 candidates vied for seats in the polls and this was the first time observer missions were accredited, with 10,000 domestic and 1,000 international observers monitoring the vote.
On July 14, 2015, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President and CEO Bill Sweeney provided testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on “Tunisia’s Fragile Democratic Transition.” IFES was invited to discuss Tunisia’s progress towards democracy since the 2014 elections and provide recommendations on future U.S. support.
On Tuesday, July 14, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President and CEO Bill Sweeney will testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on “Tunisia’s Fragile Democratic Transition.” Since 2011, IFES has worked with the Tunisian election commission, various components of the Tunisian Government, political parties and