DURATION: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2019
PARTNER: National Democratic Institute
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

The Electoral Empowerment of Civil Society Project (EECSP) strengthened the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to become integral parts of election activities in Nigeria.

EECSP was led by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), in partnership with World Learning, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and the Center for Democratic Development Ghana (CDD-Ghana). The project focused on improved organizational management and expanded domestic electoral observation and participation for CSOs. World Learning’s role included strengthening the capacity of Nigerian partner CSOs to effectively carry out targeted advocacy efforts. World Learning used a combination of training and coaching to provide targeted technical assistance to eight Nigerian organizations, strengthening their organizational capacity and their technical expertise in areas such as advocacy and strategic communications.

Program Goals

  • Built civil society organizations’ ability to engage in election activities in Nigeria.
  • Improved domestic electoral observation and participation for civil society organizations.
  • Expanded the participation of individuals from marginalized groups in elections.