Africa

Africa

In our database, you can view summaries of our projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Click here, go to the box titled "Regions", scroll down to "Sub-Saharan Africa", and click "Search".

Advancing principles for electoral justice in Africa

Aug 10, 2012

UNDEF supports an initiative for higher standards of integrity in Africa’s electoral processes, resulting in the Accra Principles of Electoral Justice. In a project implemented by Tiri Integrity Action, the Principles were agreed to in Accra in 2011 by a diverse group including African chief justices, electoral leaders and civil society representatives. To apply the Principles in Sierra Leone’s November 2012 elections, Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission sought assistance from Dr. Patrick Rafolisy, head of Tiri’s Integrity Africa.

Empowering Liberia's youth and women in the democratic process

Feb 17, 2012

Although recent Liberian elections have generally been pronounced free and fair by the international community, studies show that even more than a decade after the end of armed conflict, some voters vote out of fear and ignorance. This is particularly true of rural women and youth, many of whom are illiterate and have no access to civic or voter education. This, in turn, contributes to wider governance challenges and corruption.

For voter education in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Dec 14, 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo, UNDEF supports a project that promotes participatory democracy by creating clubs for Democratic Action. The project is implemented by the Organization Peace, Unity, Reconciliation, Reconstruction (OPURR). With funding from UNDEF OPURR was chosen to awareness and voter education during the presidential and legislative elections in November 2011 in the DRC. Democratic Action Clubs have been established throughout the city of Kinshasa.

 

UNDEF project launches guiding principles for elections in Africa

Nov 21, 2011

A new set of guiding principles for free, fair and transparent elections in Africa was launched in Accra, Ghana, on the International Day of Democracy as part of a project made possible by UNDEF. The document, known as the Accra Principles for Electoral Justice, was presented on 15 September by the Association of African Election Authorities in conjunction with Tiri, an organization pioneering institutional and organizational integrity.

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