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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

African Elections and Governance in 2015 and Beyond

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Washington, DC 20515
United States

With over two dozen elections taking place in Africa in 2015 and 2016, African governments face the challenge of administering peaceful and credible elections; while journalists and citizens continent-wide call for increased political space for dissent and debate.
Please join us for a discussion of the electoral landscape in Africa; including assessments of continental elections taking place in 2015 and beyond; as well as the prospects for peaceful transitions and democratic governance with senior representatives from leading U.S. agencies, international non-governmental organizations and the African diaspora.  


Moderator: Dr. Mwangi Kimenyi
Director, Africa Growth Initiative
Brookings Institution

Eric Postel
Assistant Administrator for Africa

Chris Fomunyoh
Regional Director for West & Central Africa
National Democratic Institute

Kamissa Camara 
Senior Program Officer West & Central Africa
National Endowment for Democracy

Omoyele Sowore
Sahara Reporters