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14th International Electoral Affairs Symposium Sri Lanka, 24th-26th May 2017

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.

This year, we are delighted to announce that the International Electoral Affairs Symposium will be held in Sri Lanka, in cooperation with The Election Commission of Sri Lanka from the 24th to the 26th of May.

The most recent International Electoral Affairs Symposiums held in Mozambique, in cooperation with the Election Commission of the Country, was hailed a great success, with participants hailing from over 40 different countries.

The Symposium 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.

You will hear from high level public officials and leading international experts, offering a variety of perspectives in relation to effective election management. A series of interactive presentations, workshops, round-table discussions and case studies will take place over the course of the three days and will include contributions from senior electoral officials, academic experts and global solution providers, who have vast experience in planning and overseeing successful elections worldwide.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • • Improving accessibility for voters
  • • Advances in electronic voting technologies
  • • Ensuring EMBs are independent and free from interference
  • • Modernising the electoral processes with minimal disruption
  • • Building transparency and accountability in elections
  • • The impact of training in the electoral process
  • • Biometric - enrolment, identification & verification solutions
  • • The value of the vote - equality in the value of votes
  • • Security seals, labels, indelible ink and ballots for elections

High Profile Speakers

You will hear from high level public officials and leading international experts, offering a variety of perspectives in relation to effective election management. A series of interactive presentations, workshops, round-table discussions and case studies will take place over the course of the three days and will include contributions from senior electoral officials, academic experts and global solution providers, who have vast experience in planning and overseeing successful elections worldwide.

Networking

The Symposium will also provide hours of networking time, including breakfast round-table discussions, coffee breaks, lunches, drinks receptions and dinners, ensuring that all participants have the maximum possible time to establish and strengthen relationships and exchange ideas.

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