Afari-Gyan shortlisted for International Electoral Awards

afari gyanChief Electoral Commissioner Afari-Gyan Kwadwo, Electoral Commission of Ghana, has been short-listed for the ‘ICPS Electoral Conflict Resolution Award’ 2013.

Chief Electoral Commissioner Afari-Gyan Kwadwo has been short-listed in recognition of the manner in which he handles election conflict during and after the 2012 Ghana General Election.

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) today announced the finalists for a total of eight award categories, covering areas such as ‘Electoral Conflict Resolution’, ‘Equality’, and ‘Citizen’s Engagement’. Finalists, include Electoral Commissions from Nigeria, South Africa, Bangladesh, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The eventual winners of the Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony taking place on 4th December 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sir Graham Watson MEP, Chair of Award Committee, stated that “The ICPS International Electoral Awards 2013 provide an excellent opportunity to honour some of the outstanding work that Electoral Commissions do around the world to ensure that elections are free and fair, and that people can vote in a peaceful environment without fear”.

Matt Gokhool, Chief Executive of ICPS, stated that “This was a very tough competition and those that were shortlisted for the finals were world class and worthy of setting global standards. We congratulate Chief Electoral Commissioner Afari-Gyan Kwadwo, for his excellent work”.
Around the world, Electoral Commissions work relentlessly to guarantee that elections are free, fair, equal, and safe, and that they put citizens at the heart of the electoral process allowing democracies to be truly representative. However, for the most part, the efforts made by these institutions remain unseen and unheard. The ICPS International Electoral Awards 2013 will increase awareness of the work of the international electoral community by honouring their initiatives and achievements, and in doing so will support democracy around the world.
The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) is hosting the Awards in partnership with the Election Commission of Malaysia. ICPS is a research institution of the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN), and has also worked in partnership with a range of organisations including UNDP, UN Women, USAID, OSCE, and the Council of Europe to provide training and expertise to Governments and Institutions around the world.

For further details please contact Jonathan Lloyd, Director of ICPS –
E: jonathan.lloyd@parlicentre.org T: +44 (0)845 606 1533

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