Experts Group Meets on “Democracy, Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa”

Jul 18, 2012

Around 60 participants from across Africa 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 of further refining the reports.

Participants at the Expert Group meeting are drawn from representatives of Regional
Economic Communities, Election Management Bodies, as well as Election experts,
Centers of Excellences and CSOs from across the Continent as well as Development

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.

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