Join us for a discussion on expanding public participation in Nigeria’s forthcoming national elections, scheduled for February, 2015. Panelists will discuss strategies to educate voters on the electoral process, increase participation among traditionally underrepresented groups—women, youth, rural voters—and ensure the overall safety and integrity of the vote. This session will begin with a recently completed micro-analysis by the National Democratic Institute examining voter participation patterns in the 2011 elections. The conference is part of an ongoing series, supported by the Ford Foundation, bringing Nigerian officials, civil society activists, and opinion leaders to Washington, D.C. to engage with U.S. policymakers and Africa experts on how best to ensure the success of Nigeria’s 2015 elections.
Panel 1: Lessons from 2011 and INEC’s Outreach Strategy
Senior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Senior Advisor for Election Processes, NDI
Oluwole Osaze Uzzi
Director of Voter Education, Publicity, Gender, and CSOs
Independent National Election Commission (INEC)
Panel 2: Building an Informed and Active Electorate
Singer, Songwriter, and Activist
Executive Director, Enough is Enough
Director, Centre for Democracy and Development
Executive Director, WANGONeT
CEO, Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund
Thursday, September 25, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
2nd Floor Conference Room
Conference to be followed by a reception until 8 p.m.
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