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

January 27, 2014 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

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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
Monday, January 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. to noon
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
2nd Floor Conference Room