IFES 2017 Photography Contest Winner and Finalists
What’s Going on at IFES?
IFES Kenya is providing grants to youth-based organizations whose focus is encouraging greater and more meaningful youth participation in Kenya’s electoral process. The campus-based initiatives hinge on engaging youth through peer-to-peer advocacy led by fellow youth known as Campus Ambassadors. For more information, watch the videos in this post and let our Campus Ambassadors get you excited about the importance of elections and peaceful participation in Kenya.
From June 24 through July 8, citizens of Papua New Guinea will directly elect 111 members of the National Parliament (MPs). The MPs will be selected from among 3,340 candidates, which include representatives of 45 political parties and 2,006 independent candidates.
In this edition of IFES’ "Dialogues on Democracy," Editorial and Communications Manager Adam Gallagher speaks with Vice President of Programs Michael Svetlik about the challenges facing democracy promotion, its role in U.S. foreign policy and the inextricable connection between hard power and soft power.
IFES@30: 30 Years Advancing Good Governance and Democratic Rights
Developed by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and in cooperation with local universities, professors, experts and government officials, “Democracy and Citizenship” is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of governance;
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) honored Venezuelan opposition leader and Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado with its 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award.
The Disability Inclusive Voter Education (DIVE) “app” provides information to enable persons with disabilities to learn about their rights and related opportunities and to become actively engaged in political life.