Association of African Election Authorities


Association of African Election Authorities

The Association of African Election Authorities (AAEA) is a Regional Network of Election Management Bodies. [http://acetest.at.org/ace-en/topics/em/emk/emk03/?searchterm=aceeeo] The organization is dedicated to the professionalization of election administration through information exchange and regional networking. The Association was conceived at the Colloquium of African Election Authorities held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in November 1994 and since then has developed into an Association with sixteen full members and six associate members. [http://www.idealist.org/resources/voting-center.html]

Structure

The AAEA secretariat is based in Accra, Ghana, led by Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. Member countries include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Partners

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) [http://www.ifes.org] lent significant support to the development of the AAEA.

Activities

The AAEA has sent election observation teams to Nigeria cooperation with IFES [http://www.waado.org/nigerian_scholars/archive/debates/election/commlocal.html]

The AAEA and International IDEA co-sponsored an Electoral Administration Training for Facilitators using the [http://www.bridge-project.org BRIDGE Project] Curriculum in Accra in 2005. [http://bridge-project.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=555]


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