The book Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa examines the roots of violence within election processes in Africa from a variety of perspectives. Using recent case studies written by leading specialists in electoral processes in Africa, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) shows how electoral violence and prevention efforts fit within the context of the entire electoral cycle.
The forthcoming series of case studies examines how violence and its rate of incidence are affected by electoral management bodies, election technology, political finance, the media, women, youth and, importantly, political parties, among others. IFES believes the lessons taken from this study can support the prevention of electoral violence and encourage free and fair elections in Africa, and around the world.
Join IFES for a special book launch. IFES’ event, taking place during the week of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, underlines the importance of engaging in questions of potential election violence and how to bet mitigate it through a series of broad-ranging case studies.
Michael Yard, Chief of Party, Kenya, IFES
Staffan Darnolf, Director of Program Development and Innovation, IFES
Elizabeth Côté, Chief of Party, Nepal, IFES
Gabrielle Bardall, Trudeau Foundation Scholar and Researcher
With opening remarks by IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney
The event will be moderated by IFES Regional Director for Africa Almami Cyllah (above).
When: August 7th, 12:00 p.m.
Where:1850 K Street NW, Suite 500
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