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13th International Electoral Affairs Symposium
December 2016

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies has held International Electoral Affairs Symposiums and International Electoral Awards ceremonies all over the world - from Malaysia, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, Jamaica and more.

The most recent International Electoral Affairs Symposiums held in Namibia, in cooperation with the Election Commission of Namibia, was hailed a great success, with participants hailing from over 30 different countries.

The Symposium and Awards Ceremony typically last for 2-3 days, and brings together international election management bodies, NGOs, donor agencies and other relevant stakeholders to share their experiences, discuss the ongoing challenges in election management and strengthen international relations.

The details and location of the next International Electoral Affairs Symposium and International Electoral Awards will be revealed shortly.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • • Improving training for EMB staff
  • • Building transparency and accountability in election financing
  • • The role of social media in elections
  • • Effective election dispute resolution
  • • Engaging with all stakeholders
  • • Increasing voter turnout
  • • The value of the vote - equality in the value of votes
  • • Current and emerging technologies that could transform elections

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