Election experts and civil society leaders from Burma, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Tunisia listen to a presentation at the #NDIDataAcademy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Sixteen participants from 12 countries attended the four-day event this week, which focused on how best to unlock, manipulate, and analyze election data.
To continue the honor of #InternationalMotherLanguageDay we've chosen an Arabic quote by Mahmoud Darwish for the #QuoteOfTheWeek
"There is a need to consider how parties can be parties of the 21st century and adjust to a new reality that is a combination of norms and of political will." - party leader from #Nicaragua

Political Parties in Latin America Consider How to Modernize and Adjust to New Realities

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy World Day of Social Justice!

NDI works all over the world to help keep justice alive by promoting a transparent and representative government for all. See more about what we do at: [ Ndi.org Link ] #WorldDayofSocialJustice



This year, NDI election observation partner OIPAS will observe presidential and parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste. NDI subgrants manager Tatiana Scheuer recently visited Dili to train NDI office staff and the OIPAS management team.
NDI mourns the untimely passing of Brittany Danisch, a long-time member of NDI’s staff who, during her 13-year career at NDI, made meaningful contributions to the mission and work of the Institute. Brittany, 38, had been recovering from a brain tumor.

NDI Mourns the Passing of Brittany Danisch

Want to read @kwollack’s full testimony from today's Senate hearing? Find it here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Full Testimony by NDI President Ken Wollack before the SFRC Subcommittee on Democracy

NDI President Ken Wollack will testify today before the subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transitional Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Want to watch? Hear the testimony in real time: [ Senate.gov Link ]

United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Prior to my work with NDI, the term “democracy” in Nepal seemed to imply a group of leaders fighting for power, without regard to the norms and values of democracy. Democracy was not for the people, of the people and by the people, but for the leaders, of the leaders and by the leaders. This percept...

Empowering Women in Nepal for a Better Tomorrow

What's your favorite Madeleine Albright quote? We have many, but here's one for the #QuoteOfTheWeek.
Happy World Radio Day!

For more than 20 years, NDI has used radio to promote women and youth political participation in Nigeria, increase voter education in Ghana, bridge the gap between citizens and politicians through a “Parliament and Me” talk show in Angola, connect members of rural communities in South Sudan and provide a platform for 96 women thriving to become elected officials in...
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NDI celebrated its staff by holding an awards ceremony for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 year work anniversaries! We hope our staff will continue to make valuable contributions to NDI for many years to come.

Thank you to all our local and international staffers who have been working hard to create positive change!

NDI celebrated its staff by holding an awards ceremony for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 year work anniversaries! Justice Mensah, Senior Manager for Systems Engineering, has been part of the NDI family for 20 years and counting! We hope that he and the rest of our staff will continue to make valuable contributions to NDI for many years to come. Thank you to all our local and...
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Amidst the crisis in #Syria, @NDI works with local councils, opposition bodies and citizen groups to provide basic services to citizens, assisting #Syrians to form democratic structures that will endure in a future post-conflict #Syria.

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Bridging the Gap: Syrians Work with Policymakers to Shape their Communities

Our #QuoteOfTheWeek sheds light on the ideals of a successful democracy.
Want updates on elections happening around the world? There's no better resource than NDI's Elections Team, and you can now follow them on Twitter!

NDI Elections Team (@ndielections) | Twitter


NDI's Liberia office just concluded a week-long women's leadership academy to prepare and encourage women in playing a larger role in the country's upcoming October elections.

The leadership program, "Getting Ready to Lead," reeled in 150 passionate women, more than half of whom are planning to run in Liberia's October elections.

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"Our work in Iraq with women in political parties, NGOs and in the government was a necessary part of our first step toward democracy. Iraqi women wanted to create change, but first they needed information and training. Through NDI’s work, I realized the big role that women play in building democracy." - Ferdos Majeed

Continuing an Interrupted Legacy

What's your favorite #QuoteOfTheWeek ? We loved what Kofi Annan had to say about unity.