Women’s Political Representation: A review of frameworks and quotas in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) pursues the promotion of good governance, peace and security and free, fair and credible elections in member states through a combination of direct involvement and diplomacy. The Commission, with a mandate derived from the ECOWAS Treaty, has developed legal frameworks such as the Protocol Relating to the …

Weekly ECOWAS Region Updates – Cape Verde and Mali

Political Dynamics in Cape Verde Presidential elections: Opposition emerges winner Amidst the seeming resurgence of military involvement in politics in West Africa and the Sahel regions, Cabo Verde, a nation of multiple islands with a reputation for political stability held its presidential election on the 17th of October. Below are the candidates: Although the election …

Weekly ECOWAS Region Update – Burkina Faso

Political Dynamics in Burkina Faso Merger of Sankarist parties – UNIR/PS and MPS One of the major political events in Burkinabé political scene this October ending is the congress of a coalition of the Sankarist and progressive parties, embarked on by the Union pour la renaissance / Sankariste Party (UNIR / PS ) and the …

#ENDSARS ANNIVERSARY: CDD ADVOCATES POLICE REFORM, JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY

AFRICA’s leading pro-democracy, policy advocacy and research organisation, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), has admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the holistic reforms of the Nigeria Police Force, the nation’s leading law enforcement agency, before the expiration of his tenure of office, saying such would become an indelible legacy he would be bequeathing …

Amnesties In Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

The use of amnesties for achieving peace and reconciliation in contexts of conflict is frequently controversial. For opponents, a central objection is that the application of amnesties is in conflict with human rights principles, which emphasise justice for the victims of conflict-based violence. By granting amnesty to perpetrators, opponents argue, victims are denied the opportunity …

Director General NOA, Garba Abari

CDD Joins National Orientation Agency as Training Partner for National Fact-checking Course 2

Following on the commitment of our partner, National Orientation Agency (NOA), to train 37, 000 fact-checkers, 1000 drawn from each state of the federation, the NOA has started Course-2 of the National Fact-Checking Course. The course is designed to build on the success of the Course One by strengthening the capacity of critical stakeholders drawn …

Expression of Interest: Consultancy to produce Jingles/PSAs for the upcoming Anambra state elections

About CDD The Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) is an international, independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity-building organization. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in West Africa and …

Expression of Interest: Web portal development and design services

Background Information The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) in an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity-building organisation established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratisation, development and human security in West Africa and also provide …