Ensuring a transparent and credible electoral process is a precondition for democracy and development. It is a denominator of economic growth, eradication of poverty and lasting peace. Nigeria held elections in February, South Africans voted in May, and Ethiopia is preparing for next year’s elections. Jordan and Afghanistan are holding elections in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Jordan continues to play a leading role as an anchor of peace in a fragile region, while Afghanistan continues to pose serious security challenges. Feeling represented, safe to express political views and having ownership of your country’s future are preconditions for a healthy and inclusive society. What lessons can be learnt from these diverse countries on working towards inclusivity through the ballot?
How electoral processes can promote inclusivity and build stronger societies
Exploring similarities and differences between Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Africa's three economic giants - Nigeria, South Africa and Ethiopia - compared to Jordan and Afghanistan
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
10:00 to 11:15