“Democracy and governance promotion efforts are important pieces of securing U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.
As technology’s role in democracy continues to grow and evolve, NDI is pleased to expand its team with two new staff members, each of whom brings professional experiences along with a deep commitment to strengthening democracy throughout the world.
While Russia often dominates the U.S. headlines on issues of disinformation, the problem is global in scale. The perpetrators are multi-national, working to disrupt their own populations or those of other countries.
NDI partners with East African regional bloc to promote democratic principles
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional bloc composed of eight countries in East Africa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Democratic Institute on Friday, October 13. The new agreement fortifies the existing relationship between the two organizations and will enhance joint efforts to consolidate democratic practices in the IGAD member states: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda.