Welcome to ECONEC

ECONEC is the umbrella organization of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) in West Africa founded in 2008 to promote free, fair and credible elections.

Our Vision

We envisage a West African sub-region where free, fair, and credible elections are an integral part of the democratic process.

Our Mission

To promote and consolidate the democratic culture in West Africa through experience-sharing, research, capacity building and election observation

The decisions of ECONEC 6th General Assembly

ECONEC DECLARATION ENGLISH/SPANISH

Abuja Declaratiion of ECONEC Symposium on Political Inclusivity August 5, 2019.

EMB CONFERENCE DECLARATION ENGLISH



EMB CONFERENCE DECLARATION FRENCH

Download the Offline version of EMB Conference Declaration!

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Research
Election Observation

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Latest News - Press Releases

August 8, 2019
New ECONEC Steering Committe members with Honorary Predident Yakubu seated in front row & other ECONEC Members behind them

ECONEC GETS WOMAN PRESIDENT, HONOURS NIGERIA’S PROF YAKUBU

he ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has ended its 6th Biennial General Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria with wide-ranging decisions, including the election of Dr Maria do […]
August 5, 2019
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PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMENDS ECONEC FOR SETTING ELECTORAL STANDARDS IN ECOWAS REGION

Nigeria’s President H.E. Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) for promoting credible elections and the “best electoral standards and practices in […]
August 4, 2019
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ECONEC HOLDS 6TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON POLITICAL INCLUSIVITY IN ABUJA

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), the umbrella organisation of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) in West Africa holds its 6th Biennial General Assembly in Abuja, […]
July 17, 2019
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ECONEC CONDOLES WITH ECOWAS COMMISSION ON DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT MARCEL DE SOUZA

The ECONEC Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has learnt with profound shock and sadness, the sudden passing away of the immediate-past President of the ECOWAS Commission […]
May 9, 2019
ECOWAS Accra workshop on Gender Mainstreaming

REGIONAL EXPERTS URGE ECOWAS COMMISSION TO REDOUBLE EFFORTS ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING

Regional experts on gender and elections have ended a two-day workshop in Accra, Ghana, calling on the ECOWAS Commission to intensify efforts towards gender mainstreaming across […]
May 6, 2019
Group photo of participants at the Accra workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in ECOWAS Commission

INTEGRATING GENDER IN ELECTIONS IN THE ECOWAS REGION

A two-day experts’ workshop opened in Accra, Ghana on Monday, 6th May, 2019 to validate a Baseline Assessment Report on Gender Mainstreaming in Elections by the ECOWAS […]
May 4, 2019
Particiants at closing of Accra Gender Mainstreaming workshop May 2019

ELECTION MANAGEMENT BODIES IN WEST AFRICA URGED TO SET UP FUNCTIONAL GENDER UNITS TO BOOST POLITICAL INCLUSIVENESS

A three-day workshop to Validate Report on the Assessment of Gender Mainstreaming and Election Management Bodies (EMBs) in the ECOWAS region, ended in Accra, Ghana on the 4th of […]
May 1, 2019
Participants at the Accra Gender Mainstreaming Workshop

ECOWAS ADVOCATES ENHANCED GENDER MAINSTREAMING, POLITICAL INCLUSIVENESS IN WEST AFRICA

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on Election Management Bodies (EMBs) in West Africa to take concrete measures to enhance women’s […]
March 8, 2019
President Buhari receiving Certificae of Return from INEC Chairman Prof Yakubu

NIGERIAN, GUINEA BISSAU VOTERS GO TO POLLS AT THE WEEKEND TO ELECT GOVERNORS, MPs

Nigerians return to the polls on Saturday, 9th March, 2019 to elect State governors and State Houses of Assembly members after presidential polls two weeks ago, […]
February 23, 2019
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COUNTING OF BALLOTS ONGOING AFTER NIGERIA’S RESCHEDULED GENERAL ELECTIONS

PRESS RELEASE Abujte counting started in earnest at many of about 120,000 polling units at the close of polling in Nigeria’s rescheduled general elections Saturday, 23rd February, even […]
February 22, 2019
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ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION ENJOINS NIGERIANS TO REMAIN PEACEFUL, LAW ABIDING THROUGH THE COUNTRY’S ELECTORAL PROCESS

The Head of the ECOWAS Observation Mission to Nigeria’s general elections Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has appealed to Nigerians to maintain peace and adhere to the rule […]
February 21, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS GET NIGERIA VISA CONCESSION FOR RESCHEDULED ELECTIONS

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has in collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration set up a special desk to facilitate the issuance or extension of visas […]
February 20, 2019
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INEC SAYS PREPARATIONS ON COURSE FOR SUCCESSFUL CONDUCT OF NIGERIA’S RESCHEDULED ELECTIONS

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday 19th February updated stakeholders on its preparations to ensure a successful conduct of Nigeria’s general elections rescheduled because of […]
February 18, 2019
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ECONEC EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH NIGERIANS, URGES PERSEVERANCE FOR SUCCESSFUL ELECTIONS

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has expressed its solidarity with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria people calling for perseverance to […]
February 16, 2019
Gen Yakubu Gowon with UN's Dr Chambas and other attendees at INEC briefing

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER GROUPS, UN APPEAL FOR CALM OVER POSTPONEMENT OF VOTES IN NIGERIA

Heads of international election observation missions and the United Nations have noted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2019 general […]
February 16, 2019
Prof Yakubu and INEC Commissioners on the high table

INEC APPEALS FOR UNDERSTANDING OVER POSTPONED NIGERIAN ELECTIONS

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chair of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to Nigerian and other stakeholders for understanding over the sudden postponement of the […]

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