We work to promote free and fair elections not only as a fundamental right but also to provide an opportunity to advance democratization. We work with independent, non-partisan, and identifiable organizations, both state and non-state actors, including Election Management Bodies (EMBs), political parties, civil society, media, and governments, to promote free, fair, and peaceful elections within the subregion. We do this through initiatives such as capacity building, networking, experience sharing, electoral reforms, and citizen-led election observation.
We strive to see a West Africa that is democratic, where governments are held accountable through regular competitive elections and citizens effectively participate in the electoral process.
Our elections work seeks to:
- deepen citizens’ knowledge and awareness of electoral processes through civic and voter education
- highlight the peculiar needs and policy issues that affect the lives of marginalized groups during elections and generate responsiveness and accountability from elected officials.
- strengthen the technical capacities and provide moral support to election observation groups to conduct non-partisan citizen election observation
- constructively advocate and support electoral reforms to promote credible elections in our respective countries
- counter disinformation/misinformation in pre and post-elections through education and fact-checking