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Thursday, February 7 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!

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Elections provide an opportunity for citizens to participate in politics and hold leaders to account. When they work well, elections can deepen civic engagement, inform public debate, stimulate party competition, facilitate peaceful leadership transitions, hold governments accountable, and allow the non-violent resolution of political conflict.

Too often political contests fail to achieve their objectives. There is widespread concern about falling turnout, public disaffection, party polarization, and the failure of elections to ensure legitimate outcomes. Electoral malpractices continue to undermine contests around the world, from overt cases of violence and intimidation to subtler disinformation campaigns, barriers to fair party competition, and the under-representation of women and minority candidates. Most election results are not rejected outright or overturned but they are commonly flawed.

The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!
is a panel session which will shed light on electoral corruption involving malpractices such as kick-back schemes for supporters, vote-buying, or the bribery of electoral officials. We will create a dialogue to empower citizens on unmasking corruption and improving electoral integrity in the electoral process using technological tools. We will explore challenges, mitigation strategies and share stories of how credible corruption reports will improve the upcoming elections.

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'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE
‘Yemi currently serves as the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She is also the Secretary to EiE’s... Read More →
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Yvonne William

Prosecutor, ICPC
A prosecutor with The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).My hobbies are singing, cooking, working out, speaking and motivating others ,my mother and bosses have been my mentors , like u know I am part of the team that is working with students and pupils and educating... Read More →
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Seray Jah

Senior Elections Expert, IFES
A happy governance & electoral democracy expert with a passion in training and human development. An avid learner and a lover of nature.
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Buba Luka

Principal Admin Officer, INEC
Buba Luka is a Principal Admin Officer and Desk Officer Civil Society Organizations (INEC), Lagos State
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Udy Okon

Executive Director, Youth Alive Foundation
Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) is a non-profit Civil Society Organization registered in Nigeria as a non-governmental organization. YAF was founded in 1999 and officially registered in 2002.

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CET
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