Preparing for Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: Key Challenges and Priorities

  • Monday, Jan 27, 2014
  • Join us for the launch of the CSIS Africa Program’s Nigeria Election Forum series as we discuss the state of preparations for Nigeria's national elections in 2015 and the priority challenges ahead. Supported by the Ford Foundation, the series will bring Nigerian officials, civil society activists, and opinion leaders to Washington, D.C. to engage with U.S. policymakers and Africa experts on how best to ensure that Nigeria's upcoming elections are peaceful, credible, and free. Our first session will identify the big electoral roadblocks to overcome before 2015 and consider what the United States can do to support Nigeria as it enters a pivotal election period.
    Keynote address:

    Attahiru Jega
    Chair, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

    Panel discussion featuring:

    Clement Nwankwo
    Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advisory Centre Convener, Civil Society Election Situation Room
    Ayisha Osori
    CEO, Nigerian Women Trust Fund

    Jude Chimdi Ohanele
    President, South East Governance Network

    Festus Okoye

    National Coordinator, Independent Election Monitoring Group

    Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi
    Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre

    Inemo Samiama
    Country Director, Stakeholder Democracy Network


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