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

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Strengthening Capacity
Experience Sharing
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Election Observation

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April 25, 2018
Lesotho Electoral Commission Team visits ECONEC Abuja Secretariat

LESOTHO ELECTORAL COMMISSION TEAM VISITS ECONEC

A delegation of the Kingdom of Lesotho’s Independent Electoral Commission, led by Dr Letholetseny Austeria Ntsike, Director of Elections, visited the Abuja Secretariat of the ECOWAS […]
April 11, 2018
Prof Yakubu and participants at Abuja Electoral International Comference

ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS IN AFRICA COMMIT TO OPTIMIZING THE BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY

Election Management Bodies (EMBs) in Western and Southern African regions have pledged to leverage technological innovations to improve the credibility of electoral processes and enhance the […]
April 11, 2018
Public Presentation of "A Decade of ECOWAS Elecoral Assistance" authored by Paul Ejime

ECONEC PRESENTS FINDINGS OF ITS STUDY ON COST OF ELECTIONS AT ABUJA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Three consultants commissioned by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) to conduct a study on the Cost of Elections in West Africa, presented their findings to […]
April 10, 2018
Public presentation of A Decade of ECOWAS Electoral Assistance 4

ECOWAS ELECTION ASSISTANCE IMPROVING POLLS WITH INTEGRITY IN WEST AFRICA

A book on “A Decade of ECOWAS Electoral Assistance in West Africa” has been unveiled in Abuja with an official of the German Development Agency, GIZ, […]
April 9, 2018
Abuja International Conference on the Use of Technology in Elections

ECONEC PRESIDENT URGES APPROPRIATE, COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ELECTIONS

The President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) governing board Prof Mahmood Yakubu has called for “appropriate and cost-effective” use of technology to boost […]
April 8, 2018
ECONEC 2nd Board Meeting in Abuja chaired by President Yakubu

ECONEC BOARD MEETS AHEAD OF ABUJA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ELECTION

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has held its second governing board meeting in Abuja presided over by its President Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to agree […]
April 6, 2018
Julius Maada Bio

BIO COMMITS TO UNITY, DISCIPLINED LEADERSHIP IN SIERRA LEONE

As world leaders acknowledge his victory in a bitterly fought election, Sierra Leone’s new President Julius Maada Bio, has affirmed his commitment to “national unity, cohesion […]
April 1, 2018
Prof Sawyer presenting ECOWAS Observation Mission's Prelim Declaration on SLeone March 31 poll

ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION SATISFIED WITH CONDUCT OF SIERRA LEONE’S PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF VOTE

The ECOWAS Observation Mission has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of Sierra Leone’s March 31st rescheduled presidential run-off vote despite some challenges including the “intimidating” presence of […]
March 31, 2018
Vote counting after Sierra Leone's rescheduled presidential run-off poll 31st March 2

VOTE COUNTING AFTER SIERRA LEONE’S CRUCIAL PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Counting of ballots began after official close of voting at 5pm (GMT) in Sierra Leone’s rescheduled presidential run-off vote on Saturday 31st March.  Prof Amos Sawyer, Head of ECOWAS […]
March 31, 2018
Sierra Leoneans vote for President March 31 4

SLOW START TO SIERRA LEONE’S PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF VOTE

Voting kicked off slowly on Saturday in Sierra Leone’s rescheduled presidential run-off election to choose the country’s 5th President since its independence from Britain in 1961. […]
March 30, 2018
NEC Sierra Leone Chair Conteh

NEC CHAIR SAYS COMMISSION READY FOR SIERRA LEONE’S MARCH 31 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Sierra Leone has affirmed its readiness to conduct the Presidential run-off election on Saturday 31st March. “At NEC we are prepared to […]
March 29, 2018
ECOWAS Obsevers deploy in Sierra Leone for 31 March run-off vote

ECOWAS OBSERVERS DEPLOY FOR SIERRA LEONE’S MARCH 31 PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF VOTE

Forty-five members of the ECOWAS Observation Mission led by Prof Amos Sawyer were deployed to their areas of assignment on Thursday ahead of Sierra Leone’s rescheduled […]
March 28, 2018
Prof Amos Sawyer 28th March 2018

PROF SAWYER URGES SIERRA LEONEANS TO COMPLETE ELECTORAL PROCESS PEACEFULLY

Prof. Amos Sawyer, Head of ECOWAS Observation Mission has appealed to Sierra Leoneans to persevere through successful completion of the crucial electoral process as they go […]
March 27, 2018
Heads of International Observation Missions meeting wth Development partners Freetown 27 March

HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL OBSERVATION GROUPS, DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS RENEW SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS ELECTION IN SIERRA LEONE

Heads of International Election Observation Missions met with representatives of Development partners in Freetown on Tuesday to synergise support for successful presidential run-off vote in Sierra […]
March 26, 2018
Sierra Leone presidential run-off vote now for 31st March 3

SIERRA LEONE’S PRESIDENTIAL POLL RUN-OFF POSTPONED TO 31ST MARCH

Sierra Leone’s presidential run-off earlier scheduled for 27 March was on Monday pushed forward to Saturday 31st March following an agreement by the two political parties and […]
March 25, 2018
ECOWAS ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION Freetown 25 March 2018 2

ECOWAS EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER COURT INJUNCTION ON SIERRA LEONE POLL RUN-OFF

The ECOWAS Commission has noted with concern the interim injunction issued by a High Court on Saturday, March 24th restraining the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and […]

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