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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Our Programmes

Strengthening Capacity
Experience Sharing
Research
Election Observation

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Latest News - Press Releases

September 19, 2017
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ECOWAS, ECONEC LONG-TERM OBSERVERS FOR LIBERIA’S 10 OCT. POLL

Some 21 regional Long-Term Election Observers (LTOs) have arrived in Monrovia for deployment by the ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) for […]
August 17, 2017
Participants during closing of ECOWAS-EISA LTO Training in Accra

ECOWAS LONG-TERM ELECTION OBSERVERS END TRAINING IN ACCRA

Accra, Ghana, 17th August 2017 Another set of 20 regional experts has successfully completed an intensive training on ECOWAS Long-Term Election Observation guidelines and methodology in […]
August 13, 2017
Participants at opening of ECOWAS/EISA Training for Long-Term Election Observers, Accra, Ghana 13th Aug. 2017

STRENGTHENING CAPACITY OF LONG-TERM ELECTION OBSERVERS IN ECOWAS REGION

Accra, Ghana, 13th August 2017  More than 20 regional experts in political affairs, gender, the media, civil society and development issues, began an intensive training in Accra, […]
August 11, 2017
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ECONEC LAUNCHES TOOLS FOR VISIBILITY

Abuja, Nigeria 11th August 2017  As part of its determined effort to generate greater awareness about its mandate of promoting fair and credible elections in West Africa, […]
August 6, 2017
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NIGERIAN SENATE PRESIDENT CHARGES ECOWAS ELECTORAL BODIES ON CREDIBLE POLLS

ABUJA, NIGERIA 6, JULY 2017 Senator Bukola Saraki, President of the Nigerian Senate on Thursday, 6 July 2017 in Abuja charged heads of election management bodies […]
July 19, 2017
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PRESIDENT JOHNSON-SIRLEAF REASSURES ECONEC, ECOWAS DELEGATIONS ON LIBERIA’S OCTOBER VOTE

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reassured visiting delegations of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and the ECOWAS Commission of her government’s unwavering commitment to […]
July 18, 2017
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LIBERIA’S PARLIAMENT, JUDICIARY AND UN AFFIRM SUPPORT FOR OCTOBER ELECTIONS

The leadership of Liberia’s Parliament, Judiciary and the United Nations Mission, UNMIL have restated their support to ensure credible, fair, participatory and peaceful October elections in […]
July 18, 2017
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ECONEC DELEGATION ENGAGES LIBERIA’S STAKEHOLDERS AHEAD OCTOBER ELECTIONS

After a successful pre-election Needs Assessment and Solidarity Mission to Sierra Leone, the delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has started consultations with […]
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
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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 […]

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