August 2016 Newsletter

News from the National Democratic Institute
A mother casts her ballot at the Bauleni polling station during the August 2016 general elections in Zambia.

Featured Stories

Democracy stories from around the world on

Throughout four years of peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC, NDI has worked with local partners to support victims, political participation, and electoral reform.

Following NDI's training on avoiding conflict in elections, youth leaders in Zambia organized a series of marches to call for an end to violence.

On International Youth Day, NDI celebrated youth engagement with our partners around the world

NDI facilitated discussion on women's political engagement and girls' education with Dr. Jill Biden and women leaders of Niger's National Assembly.

Newly elected women mayors in Haiti shared strategies for effective leadership at NDI-hosted Political Leadership Academy.

In the face of multiple security challenges, NDI helped Malian authorities strategize on forming a coordinated response.

NDI is helping the Assembly of Kosovo build public trust through parlimentary ethics in a critical test to the country's young democracy.   

Staff Insights

From DemocracyWorks, a blog written by NDI staff members

Empowering youth means having more than just a seat at the table.

Put us in your place: women are integral to election observation.   

NDI in the News

In Nigeria, NDI is assisting people with disabilities to become election observers.

NDI and IRI delegations visited President John Agyekum Kufour to discuss ways to reduce tensions in Ghana.

After a recent NDI-Georgia poll revealed a large number of undecided voters, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili launched a pre-election campaign to increase public awareness and interest in upcoming election activities.

NDI's Senior Regional Director for Central & West Africa, Dr. Chris Fomunyoh was on the ground during the presidential election in Gabon and shared his observations (French).   

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