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Since 1999, Afrobarometer has consistently tracked the democratic and accountable governance aspirations and experiences of African citizens, among many other topics. To mark our 25th anniversary milestone, we are planning to launch a report on the evolution of democratic governance on the continent over the last two decades.

This Flagship Report, the first in what will become an annual series on high-priority topics covering economic, social, and political issues, distills findings from data spanning 25 years, including the latest round of nationally representative surveys conducted in 39 African countries and representing the views of more than three-fourths of Africans.

This hybrid event will feature a keynote address by Andrew Dabalen (World Bank’s Africa Region’s Chief Economist) and a panel discussion with Prof. E. Gyimah-Boadi (Co-founder and Board Chair of Afrobarometer), Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone), Prof. Roukaya Kasanelly (Chairperson of the Electoral Institute of Sustainable Democracy in Africa), and Justice Chifundo J. Kachale (Former Chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission).

The discussion will be moderated by Zeinab Badawi, a member of our International Advisory Council and President of the School of Oriental and African Studies.

External Speakers

Andrew Dabalen: Chief Economist, World Bank’s Africa Region

E. Gyimah-Boadi: Co-founder and Board Chair, Afrobarometer

Boniface Dulani: Director of Surveys, Afrobarometer

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Roukaya Kasanelly: Chairperson, Electoral Institute of Sustainable Democracy in Africa

Chifundo J. Kachale: Former Chairperson, Malawi Electoral Commission