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Afrobarometer-OSF workshop on the future of democracy

7 Feb 2020

Afrobarometer and the Africa Regional Office of the Open Society Foundations (OSF/Afro) have agreed on a strategic map to guide a path of actionable collaboration among key African regional and sub-regional institutions, as well as independent research think tanks, to advance the cause of democratic governance, peace, and security in Africa.

This accord was reached at the Future of Democracy Workshop, co-organized by Afrobarometer and OSF/Afro in Accra on 27 and 28 July 2019, to deliberate and share insights on the delivery of democratic governance, clean elections, peace, and security in Africa relative to the aspirations and expectations of its citizens, and to devise measures for closing outstanding gaps.

The workshop participants included technical representatives of the African Union (AU) Department of Political Affairs and Africa Governance Architecture, Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), The Conversation, and Afrobarometer.