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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Strengthening Capacity
Experience Sharing
Research
Election Observation

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Latest News - Press Releases

February 15, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER GROUPS SYNERGIZE AHEAD OF NIGERIA’S CRUCIAL PRESIDENTIAL POLL

Heads of International Poll Observation Missions met in Abuja on Friday to compare notes, synergize and address emerging issues ahead of Nigeria’s crucial presidential and parliamentary […]
February 14, 2019
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NIGERIAN ELECTIONS FOLLOWED WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS, SAYS MADAM JOHNSON-SIRLEAF

NIGERIAN ELECTIONS FOLLOWED WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS, SAYS MADAM JOHNSON-SIRLEAFMadam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a former Liberian President and Head of the ECOWAS 200-member Observation Mission to Nigeria says […]
February 13, 2019
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ECOWAS COMMISSIONER ADVOCATES REDUCTION OF COST OF ELECTIONS

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Gen. Francis Behanzin has called for reduction of the cost of elections to make democracy affordable, more […]
February 12, 2019
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INEC ASSURES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF READINESS TO DELIVER CREDIBLE ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

Ahead of Nigeria’s crucial presidential and general elections on 16th February and 2nd March, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria, has reassured the […]
November 16, 2018
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INEC REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO DELIVER CREDIBLE NIGERIAN ELECTIONS IN 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria […]
November 1, 2018
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JOURNALISTS TO SET UP NETWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL REPORTING OF ELECTIONS IN THE ECOWAS REGION

Participants of a two-day media workshop organised by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) have agreed to set up a Network to foster information/experience sharing […]
October 30, 2018
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ECONEC PARTNERS WITH GIZ TO EMPOWER MEDIA ON PROFESSIONAL REPORTING OF ELECTIONS IN THE ECOWAS REGION

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called for trust, openness and cooperation between election management bodies and the media to ensure the delivery of […]
October 17, 2018
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REGIONAL EXPERTS VALIDATE RESULT OF ECONEC’S STUDY ON COST OF ELECTIONS IN WEST AFRICA

After two days of deliberations in Abuja, regional election experts have validated the outcome of the study on the Cost of Elections in West Africa, commissioned […]
October 15, 2018
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ECONEC ADVOCATES COST-EFFECTIVE ELECTION MANAGEMENT IN WEST AFRICA

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called on electoral management bodies (EMBs) in the region to reappraise election funding towards making the electoral process […]
October 13, 2018
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ECOWAS, INEC DISCUSS PREPARATIONS FOR NIGERIA’S 2019 POLLS, SUSTAINED SUPPORT FOR ECONEC

A delegation of the ECOWAS Commission has met with the leadership of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to discuss preparations for the country’s 2019 general […]
October 5, 2018
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ECONEC, OSIWA STRENGTHENING COOPERATION ON CONSOLIDATION OF DEMOCRACY IN WEST AFRICA

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) have reaffirmed their commitment to the pursuit of credible elections […]
August 5, 2018
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ECONEC DELEGATION ENDS FOUR-NATION MISSION, PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TOGO’S DECEMBER PARLIAMENTARY VOTE

The delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) led by governing board President Mahmood Yakubu has ended a four-nation Needs Assessment and Solidarity Mission, […]
August 4, 2018
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ECOWAS MISSION TO HELP SECURE GUINEA BISSAU’S NOVEMBER POLLS

The ECOWAS peace Mission in Guinea Bissau, ECOMIB, has reassured a visiting delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) of its total commitment to […]
August 3, 2018
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ECONEC, NIGERIA MOBILISE SUPPORT FOR GUINEA BISSAU’S NOVEMBER PARLIAMENTARY POLLS

At the request of the Guinea Bissau government and facilitation by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), the Nigerian government is to provide crucial logistics […]
August 2, 2018
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ECONEC, UNDP DISCUSS SUPPORT FOR GUINEA BISSAU POLLS

The delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) led by its governing board President, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, met on Wednesday 1st August with officials of […]
August 2, 2018
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GUINEA BISSAU APPEALS FOR ELECTORAL SUPPORT

Guinea Bissau’s Interior Minister Mutaro Djalo has appealed to development partners and friendly nations for support to enable the country conduct a success legislative election next […]

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