Sixteen young leaders from Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia and the US visit Washington, DC and Silicon Valley to explore civic technology and discuss their innovative project ideas with decision makers, technologists, entrepreneurs, civic activists and academics.
Sixteen young leaders from Algeria Egypt Syria Tunisia and the US visit

Young leaders from MENA and US explore civic innovation in Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley

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In April, 16 aspiring young innovators from Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, and the US visited Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, and met with decision makers, technologists, entrepreneurs and civic activists. During the trip, the civic innovators further developed their project ideas, which they had created as part of the Civic Tech Leadership Program, and discussed the latest trends in civic...
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In April 16 aspiring young innovators from Algeria Egypt Syria Tunisia and
"Political participation must be a core issue when addressing the needs of #refugees and #IDPs," writes NDI's Doha Sabbagh on #WorldRefugeeDay.
Political participation must be a core issue when addressing the needs of

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Watch live stream of DisinfoWeek: Computational Propaganda Worldwide - DC Briefing with Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. #disinfoweek
Watch live stream of DisinfoWeek Computational Propaganda Worldwide DC Briefing

DisinfoWeek: Computational Propaganda Worldwide - DC Briefing

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Regina de Sousa, leader of AFEABAD, a women's development organization in the municipality of Baucau, Timor-Leste, meets with NDI to discuss Violence Against Women in Elections and Politics (VAW-E/VAW-P). NDI's Gender, Women and Democracy Program Officer, Kirsten Zeiter, is currently in Timor-Leste to hold a workshop titled "Building Electoral Integrity: Supporting Women’s Full...
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Regina de Sousa leader of AFEABAD a womens development organization in the
Participants in an NDI training in Pakistan simulate the vote-counting process during a mock exercise for political party master trainers. The master trainers will go on train party poll-watchers for the upcoming general elections.

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Participants in an NDI training in Pakistan simulate the votecounting process during
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Inspiring words from a conservative political party candidate in South Lebanon at a boot camp organized by the National Democratic Institute in collaboration with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to launch the Candidate Academy program sponsored by the British Embassy in Beirut.

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Inspiring words from a conservative political party candidate in South Lebanon at
Read about NDI's work closing the digital gender gap and increasing women's online representation:
"Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia"
Read about NDIs work closing the digital gender gap and increasing womens

Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia

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NDI is pleased to announce the launch of a new guide for political parties and party practitioners. Reflect, Reform Reengage: A Blueprint for 21st Century Parties serves as a practical tool to assist parties think through specific types of reforms, helping them become more modern organizations. #politicalparties
NDI is pleased to announce the launch of a new guide for

Reflect, Reform, Reengage: A Blueprint for 21st Century Parties

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NDI-Morocco, USAID, and the Université Internationale de Rabat (UIR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines how the university and its students’ will participate in NDI’s Ajiw Tcharko civic education initiative. The initiative convenes university students convene in small group discussions on key civic topics such as democracy, elections, political parties, and human rights. In...
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NDIMorocco USAID and the Université Internationale de Rabat UIR signed a Memorandum
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News from NDI: Working for Democracy in May 2017

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IT’S THEIR WORLD: INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS
IT’S THEIR WORLD: INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS
What do Madeleine Albright, Kamala Harris and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls initiative have in common? They’re all working toward inspiring the next generation of women leaders.
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Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Madeleine Albright and Senator Kamala Harris inspire the next generation of young women leaders

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NDI commemorates our long-time colleague and friend, Brittany Danisch, who would have turned 39 years old tomorrow, May 27.

During her 13-year career at NDI, Brittany made profound contributions to the mission and work of NDI, to her colleagues around her, and to the countries she worked in. Brittany’s photos illustrate her hard work, passion in working with others, and eye for the beauty...
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NDI commemorates our longtime colleague and friend Brittany Danisch who would have
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Soft skills + Hard skills = Political Success
Soft skills Hard skills = Political Success

A New Side of Skills Development

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"Bringing women into government is not just the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do." - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

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With funding from USAID, NDI brought 160 political party youth together in four separate workshops across #Zambia to hone their ability to effectively advocate for youth priorities within their parties and communities.

The Party Youth Voice Workshops were inspired by political party youth members' calls for peaceful elections prior to Zambia’s August 2016 polls. These workshops equipped...
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With funding from USAID NDI brought 160 political party youth together in
Former U.S. Secretary of State and NDI Chairman Madeleine K. Albright testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the importance of U.S. leadership in supporting democracy globally on May 9, 2017. #QuoteOfTheWeek

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Former US Secretary of State and NDI Chairman Madeleine K Albright testified
In partnership with the National Democratic Institute, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research conducted public opinion research in Iraq from February to April 2017, capturing citizens’ perspectives on security, the economy, and other key political trends. The research includes a 2,000 person national survey with oversamples in Mosul, Anbar, and Salahaddin, and 12 focus groups including internally...
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Iraq after the Liberation of Mosul: Turning a Fragile Unity

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