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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Our Programmes

Strengthening Capacity
Experience Sharing
Research
Election Observation

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Latest News - Press Releases

July 17, 2017
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ECONEC DELEGATION ENGAGES LIBERIA’S STAKEHOLDERS AHEAD OCTOBER ELECTIONS

Monrovia, Liberia, 17 JULY 2017 After a successful pre-election Needs Assessment and Solidarity Mission to Sierra Leone, the delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions […]
July 15, 2017
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ECONEC LAUDED FOR SUPPORTING CONSOLIDATION OF DEMOCRACY IN SIERRA LEONE

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) governing board’s delegation has concluded its Needs Assessment and Solidarity mission to Sierra Leone with a pat on the […]
July 14, 2017
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ECONEC, UNDP REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR SIERRA LEONE ELECTIONS

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to lend their full support to the conduct of credible and […]
July 13, 2017
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ECONEC TASKS SIERRA LEONE MEDIA, CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS ON DEMOCRACY

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC’s) delegation has tasked the Sierra Leonean media and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to play a positive role towards the […]
July 11, 2017
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ECOWAS ELECTORAL MANAGEMENT BODIES TEAM MEETS SIERRA LEONE POLITICAL STAKEHOLDERS

A delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) governing board led by its President Prof Mahmood Yakubu has appealed to Sierra Leone’s political stakeholders […]
July 7, 2017
Group photo during ECONEC board members courtesy visit on the ECOWAS COmmission VP Singhatey, Abuja 7 July 2017

ECOWAS COMMISSION TO STRENGTHEN REGIONAL ELECTORAL BODIES ON DEMOCRACY

The ECOWAS Commission will continue to support and partner with electoral management bodies to deliver democracy and good governance through the conduct of credible, fair and […]
July 5, 2017
Prof. Yakubu new ECONEC board Presdient and INEC Chair with Commissioner Ahmed and others during ECOWAS ECONEC meeting in Abuja

BOARD OF ECOWAS ELECTORAL BODIES MEETS IN ABUJA

ABUJA, NIGERIA 5, JULY 2017 The Governing Board of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), headed by Chair of Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. […]
July 3, 2017
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ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN AFRICA: LESSONS FROM NIGERIA

By Paul Ejime* No region of the globe has escaped the “wave of democratisation,” which hit the world from the early 1990s. While regular elections by […]
July 3, 2017
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CONSOLIDATING NATION-BUILDING, DEMOCRACY IN THE NEW GAMBIA

*By Paul Ejime By African standards, many had expected the worst the moment the Gambia’s authoritarian ruler for 22 years Prof. Dr. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh reversed […]
July 3, 2017
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ECOWAS ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION COMMENDS GAMBIANS FOR PEACEFUL PARLIAMENTARY POLLS

                                                                                    Banjul, Gambia 07 April 2017 The ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) has praised Gambians for their peaceful conduct and high sense of patriotism as well […]
July 3, 2017
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 ECOWAS ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION URGES PEACEFUL PARLIAMENTARY VOTE IN THE GAMBIA

                                                                                    Banjul, Gambia 04 April 2017 The Head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to The Gambia, Prof. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has appealed to all political stakeholders […]
July 3, 2017
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PRELIMINARY DECLARATION-Gabia Election

                          INTRODUCTION   In furtherance of the Electoral Assistance mandate of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, as contained in the ECOWAS Supplementary […]
July 3, 2017
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ECOWAS LONG-TERM ELECTION OBSERVATION REVIEW WORKSHOP

  27 -28 February 2017, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Conclusions and Recommendations A workshop on the review of the ECOWAS Long-Term Election Observation was organized by the […]
July 3, 2017
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THE COTONOU DECLARATION ON ELECTORAL PROCESSES IN ECOWAS REGION

From 27 – 28 March 2017, the ECOWAS Commission, in partnership with the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) held an International Conference on, A Decade […]
July 3, 2017
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GAMBIANS VOTE FOR THEIR PARLIAMENTARIANS IN A PEACEFUL ELECTION

                                                                                    Banjul, Gambia 06 April 2017  Elections into Gambia’s 53-seat National Assembly kicked off slowly in a generally peaceful atmosphere on Thursday 6th April 2017 with […]
July 3, 2017
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LTEOMs deployed by ECOWAS since 2014

    ELECTION DATE   NATURE OF ELECTION   HOST COUNTRY   DURATION (days)   TOTAL LTOs 13 April 2014 Presidential Guinea Bissau   30   […]

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