Jiv Sekhon is currently Assistant Director, International Services Section at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). In that role, he is responsible for the AEC’s international projects in the Pacific region, including AEC support for the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators network (PIANZEA) and AEC assistance in Tonga, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
On July 9, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs Zeinab Abdelkarim took to Capitol Hill to provide testimony to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on political pluralism in the wake of the Arab uprisings.
Gerald Oriol was appointed Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities in October 2011. He oversees a staff of approximately 50 personnel working from five offices throughout the country, providing services to an estimated one million persons with disabilities.
Alex Mintah previously worked as an Africa Regional Senior Program Officer at IFES. He has over ten years of experience in international development, contributing to the advancement of democratic institutions and enhancing electoral processes in Africa.
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Carlos Hinojosa joined the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in 2002, supporting rule of law efforts on a number of regional research projects. He quickly developed interest in IFES’ technical assistance to election management bodies and became a Program Assistant for Asia and the Americas, participating in the design, management and implementation of programs.
Iraq's 2014 Council of Representatives elections successfully concluded on April 30, with approximately 21.5 million registered voters taking part. On April 27 and 28, Iraqi voters residing abroad cast their votes in 20 countries through the out-of-country voting (OCV) process.
IFES Chief of Party in Haiti Alessandra Rossi attended the first in a series of workshops for Haitian journalists registered to cover the upcoming elections. IFES is co-hosting the workshops with Haiti’s Transitional College of the Permanent Electoral Council.