Experts Group Meets on Democracy, Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa
19 July 2012, UNDP
Participants from 19 countries are meeting at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa to discuss on "Democracy, Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa”.
The Experts Group meeting is co-organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), from 17-18 July 2012, as part of the upcoming Eighth African Governance Forum (AGF).
This pre AGFVIII activity aims to review sub regional reports covering East Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, Southern African and West Africa on the theme "Democracy, Elections and the Management of Diversity” and validating main findings with the view to further refine the reports.
Participants at the Expert Group meeting are drawn from representatives of the African Union, Regional Economic Communities, Election Management Bodies, as well as Election experts, governance think-tanks, Universities and Research Centers and CSOs from across the Continent, UN agencies.
The Eighth African Governance Forum (AGF-VIII) on Democracy, Elections and Management of Diversity will take place on 16-18 October 2012 in Gaborone, Botswana. AGF will bring together over 300 stakeholders to deliberate on the current state of democracy in Africa in relation to elections and the management of diversity, offer possible policy options for redressing these problems and show-case best practices in elections and management of diversity in some African countries.