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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Latest News - Press Releases

March 3, 2018
Prof Sawyer at NEC Sierra Leone

ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION URGES PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF CONTENTIOUS ISSUES AHEAD OF SIERRA LEONE’S MARCH 7 POLLS

Prof. Amos Sawyer, Head of the ECOWAS’ 55-member Election Observation Mission has appealed to Sierra Leone’s political actors and stakeholders to cooperate and ensure that all […]
March 2, 2018
Sierra Leone DIGP receives Prof Sawyer 1

SIERRA LEONE POLICE CLARIFY VEHICULAR MOVEMENT BAN ON MARCH 7

Sierra Leone’s Police (SLP) have explained that the ban on vehicular movement on March 7 Election Day is aimed at securing public order and safety, consistent with the […]
March 1, 2018
Sierra Leone's CJ Charm (seated middle) & Prof Sawyer to his right

SIERRA LEONE’S JUDICIARY TO EXPEDITE CASES AHEAD MARCH 7 POLLS

The Chief Justice of Sierra Leone, Justice Abdulai Hamid Charm has given an assurance that the Supreme Court will expedite action on three cases before it […]
February 28, 2018
Outgoing Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma with delegation of ECOWAS Observation MIssion

PRESIDENT KOROMA RECEIVES HEAD OF ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION, PROMISES SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION

Outgoing Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 28 February, at the Presidential Lodge in Freetown received Prof. Amos Sawyer, Head of the 55-member ECOWAS […]
February 24, 2018
Prof Amos Sawyer

ECOWAS OBSERVERS FOR SIERRA LEONE’S MARCH 7 PRESIDENTIAL POLL

An ECOWAS Mission of 15 Long-Term Observers (LTOs) is in Sierra Leone for the country’s March 7 presidential, parliamentary and local council elections. The team is […]
February 1, 2018
Consultants for the ECONEC Study on Cost of Elections in W/Africa with ECONEC Secretariat Staff

ECONEC LAUNCHES STUDY ON COST OF ELECTIONS IN WEST AFRICA

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) in Abuja on Thursday, 1st February 2018 launched a regional study on Cost of Elections as part of its initiative […]
January 22, 2018
Prof Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chair & new ECONEC Board President

ECONEC SALUTES LIBERIA ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOR SUCCESSFUL POLL

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), the umbrella body of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) in West Africa has congratulated the National Elections Commission (NEC) Liberia […]
December 29, 2017
Ghana's former President & Head, ECOWAS Election Observation MIssion to Liberia

MAHAMA, HEAD OF ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION CONGRATULATES LIBERIANS FOR SUCCESSFUL POLL

Ghana’s former President John Mahama, Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission has congratulated Liberians for the successful 26 December presidential run-off vote and urged them to […]
December 28, 2017
ECOWAS Preliminary Declararion on Liberia's presidential run-off 26 Dec 2017 1

ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION SATISFIED WITH LIBERIAN ELECTION, CALLS FOR CALM

The former President John Mahama-led ECOWAS Observation Mission has described Liberia’s 26 December presidential run-off vote as peaceful and satisfactory with the process up to the […]
December 27, 2017
Declaration

ECOWAS Election Observation Mission’s Preliminary Declaration on LIberia’s 26 Dec 2017 Presidential run-off vote

INTRODUCTION It will be recalled that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate, George Manneh Weah, and the Unity Party (UP) candidate, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, emerged […]
December 26, 2017
Mahama at the polling station in Monrovia 26 Dec

LIBERIA’S PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF VOTE OFF TO A SLOW, SMOOTH START

Liberia’s rescheduled presidential run-off election got off to a slow but generally peaceful start Tuesday with the Head of ECOWAS Observation Mission, Ghana’s immediate past President, […]
December 25, 2017
Liberia voter 26 Dec 2017-1

MAHAMA, HEAD OF ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION APPEALS FOR PEACEFUL VOTE IN LIBERIA

Ghana’s immediate past President John Dramani Mahama, Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia, met Monday with the two candidates for the 26 December rescheduled […]
December 22, 2017
Joseph Boakai

ECOWAS OBSERVERS RETURN TO LIBERIA FOR 26 DECEMBER PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF

A 25-member ECOWAS Short-Term Observation Mission headed by Ghana’s immediate past President John Dramani Mahama will return to Liberia for the country’s delayed presidential run-off now […]
December 14, 2017
Prof Yakubu with ECONEC Secretatiat Staff & INEC officials after an ECONEC Meeting in Abuja

ECONEC MOVES TO REDUCE COST OF ELECTIONS IN WEST AFRICA

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) is taking steps to encourage reduction of the cost of elections, and professional reporting of electoral processes through regional […]
October 12, 2017
Liberia Election ECOWAS Prelim Declaration 2

ECOWAS OBSERVER MISSION COMMENDS LIBERIANS FOR PEACEFUL OCT. 10 VOTE

Head of the ECOWAS 71-member Election Observation Mission to Liberia, John Mahama has commended Liberians for seizing the opportunity of the October 10 crucial elections to […]
October 9, 2017
Liberian flag bears' meeting 3

ECOWAS CHARGES LIBERIAN PARTIES’ FLAG BEARERS TO RESPECT ELECTORAL PEACE ACCORD

The Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia, John Mahama has urged flag bearers of political parties for the country’s Tuesday, October 10 elections to […]

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