Ana Usharek Schools field coordinators take part in an awareness campaign in Balqa, Jordan, in order to educate the public on the municipal and decentralization laws that will govern the twin elections slated for August 15. Their efforts are part of an awareness campaign launched by Jordan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) to encourage voter participation in the upcoming municipal and... View more »
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The National Democratic Insitute (NDI) released a statement following the announcement that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with cancer. As chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), Senator McCain has worked closely with NDI to advance democracy around the world.

“NDI sends our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain," said NDI President Kenneth Wollack. "We know he... View more »
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Statement on IRI Chairman Senator McCain

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Georgia's October 2017 local elections are a critical opportunity for candidates and political parties to prioritize local issues of importance to many voters, who are frustrated with unmet expectations.
Georgia's October 2017 local elections are a critical opportunity for candidates and

Georgia's Local Elections Demonstrate Challenges and Provide Opportunity to Renew Commitment to Democratic Processes

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Want to know about democracy in Belarus? See NDI Deputy Director for Eurasia Programs Katie Fox, brief the U.S. Helsinki Commission on "Engaging Belarus on Human Rights & Democracy." Watch the live webcast here at 10:30am EST: #democracy #belarus
Want to know about democracy in Belarus See NDI Deputy Director for

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Are you interested in developing programs to support youth political participation? There's a guide for that! #empoweryouth #youthpower #youthguide [ Youthguide.ndi.org Link ]
Are you interested in developing programs to support youth political participation There's

Youth Political Participation Programming Guide

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New Toolbox: tools and guidance for young people to lead local-level, grassroots advocacy campaigns! #youth #youngpeople (cc The University of Kansas)
New Toolbox: tools and guidance for young people to lead local level

Change My Community Toolbox

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Nepal's National Election Observation Commission (NEOC), an NDI partner, set up a call center for its 1,100 observers on June 28, 2017 to monitor local elections in every local unit in three of the country's seven provinces. Sixty volunteers contacted each observer by phone at three different times on the day of the election to get information on the opening of the polling... View more »
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Two new NDI resources -- the Youth Political Participation Programming Guide and the Change My Community platform -- respond to the aspirations of young women and men around the world to become more politically organized and active, and make their voices heard.

"Investing in young people is critical to the future of democratic societies. We must provide youth with opportunities to shape their... View more »
Two new NDI resources the Youth Political Participation Programming Guide and the

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"The Political Party Strengthening Institute presents a unique opportunity for political parties across the region to come together to discuss mutual challenges and ways to mitigate them to further enhance their political organizations," said Ivan Doherty, NDI senior associate and director of political party programs.
"The Political Party Strengthening Institute presents a unique opportunity for p

Political Leaders from Across Southern Africa Convene at NDI’s Third Political Party Strengthening Institute

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With 58 women from various Getting Ready to Lead programs nominated as independent or party candidates, we are very excited to see more women achieve their political goals!

Last month, NDI organized a Campaign Expo in Monrovia, Liberia, for female candidates aspiring to be nominated by their political parties to run in the October 10, 2017, elections. The Campaign Expo is... View more »
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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris talks about what it takes to run for public office.

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U S Senator Kamala Harris talks about what it takes to run for public office

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The Sahel countries of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso face internal and external instability due to rising violent extremism, corruption, weak democratic institutions, and a lack of oversight over the armed forces by civilian authorities and citizens. NDI programs, in partnership with the Danish government, are helping to make these countries more stable by enhancing civilian oversight and... View more »
The Sahel countries of Mali Niger and Burkina Faso face internal and

Supporting Stability and Countering Extremism in the Sahel Region of Africa

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This week, nine Asia country directors attended three days of sessions alongside DC program staff. Countries with directors in attendance included: Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Timor-Leste.

The Asia Directors’ Conference brought together NDI country directors from across Asia to share knowledge and best practices, and stay up-to-date... View more »
This week nine Asia country directors attended three days of sessions alongside

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Congratulations to NDI student graduates of the Ajiw Tcharko program in #Morocco!
Congratulations to NDI student graduates of the Ajiw Tcharko program in Morocco

Students Propose Policy Recommendations to Moroccan MPs

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We hope you can join us for NDI's Alumni Gathering on July 22 starting with a reception at 4 pm in NDI's DC office and then dinner at 6 pm at the Ottoman Taverna. Please click the link below to purchase a $75 ticket. ​ The RSVP deadline is Friday, July 7.

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We hope you can join us for NDI's Alumni Gathering on July

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Every two years, the National Democratic Institute’s Board of Directors holds one of its meetings in a country where NDI has particularly vibrant democracy strengthening programs. In previous years the international board meetings have been held in Kenya, Jordan and Colombia. This year, NDI Chairman Madeleine Albright led a delegation of NDI Board members to Georgia and Ukraine -- countries... View more »
Every two years the National Democratic Institute’s Board of Directors holds one

NDI International Board Trip 2017: Georgia and Ukraine

On the sidelines of the Digital Disinformation Forum, NDI and Atlantic Council will interview expert panelists via Facebook Live. Our next interview is with Maria A. Ressa -- the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator.

Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism... View more »
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On the sidelines of the Digital Disinformation Forum, NDI and Atlantic Council will interview expert panelists via Facebook Live. Our next interview is with Saiph Savage.

Saiph Savage is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Virginia University (WVU) and adjunct professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she directs the Human Computer Interaction... View more »
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On the sidelines of the Digital Disinformation Forum, NDI and Atlantic Council will interview expert panelists via Facebook Live. Our second interview is a conversation between Emily May, co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, and Amelia Toledo (@amalia_toledo), a historian and lawyer from Puerto Rico. She is now based in Bogotá, Colombia, and works as project coordinator and... View more »
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