Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards and Joe C. Baxter Award
Monday, October 2
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.
What’s Going on at IFES?
To further strengthen its collaboration with the National Electoral Institute (Instituto Nacional Electoral [INE]), IFES has renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mexican electoral body.
IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney traveled to Kenya for the 2017 general elections. Through this feature, he shares his experiences from Kenya during this critical election.
IFES will honor His Excellency Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award and Tamar Zhvania, chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia, with its 2017 Joe C. Baxter Award.
IFES@30: 30 Years Advancing Good Governance and Democratic Rights
In this video interview, two former participants, Sheela Shams and Nassiba Hussaini, describe the training courses in leadership skills, good governance, public speaking, advocacy, and women's issues.
Christian Monsod, the former Chairman of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC), is a pioneering figure in election administration. He reshaped electoral administration in the Philippines, focusing on building transparent processes and ensuring greater participation of traditionally marginalized populations.
IFES invited Kodjo to Washington during the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to take part in related events and had the opportunity to ask her about her work and the state of women’s rights in Côte d’Ivoire.