Electoral Hub

Virtual Training on Democracy and The Electoral Process

The training on Democracy and the Electoral Process in Nigeria is a component of our Safeguarding the Integrity and Credibility of the Electoral Process in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic programme funded by OSIWA.

The training was conducted between 17 August and November 21, 2020 via WhatsApp. These were over 200 young people of nine cohorts comprising of students, current NYSC and recently completed NYSC members resident in states with upcoming elections such as Edo, Ondo, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Imo, Kogi, Lagos, Plateau, and Zamfara States.

The objectives of this training were to

Improve young people’s capacities and competencies in electoral governance

Improve young people’s capacities and competencies in electoral governance

Improve knowledge and understanding of the electoral process and institution of democracy

Improve knowledge and understanding of the electoral process and institution of democracy

Increase pool of competent poll officials

Increase pool of competent poll officials

Increase number of civic and electoral advocates

Increase number of civic and electoral advocates

Promote young people participation in the electoral process

Promote young people participation in the electoral process

Develop civic awareness and democratic values and principles.

Develop civic awareness and democratic values and principles.

The main topics covered were democracy, the role of youth, electoral processes, electoral stakeholders, electoral norms and standards, voting in safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, political party development and management, and electoral officials. There was also a session on The Art and Ethics of Writing to assist participants in writing essays to consolidate all they had learned.

Participant's Essays

Participant's Essays

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Participant's Testimonials

Participant's Testimonials

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Participant's Certificates

Participant's Certificates

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