As part of its comprehensive observation and interventions to promote credible and peaceful elections, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is organising a three-day workshop to assess the conduct of the 2016 presidential and general elections.
The workshop which will bring together diverse election stakeholders to brainstorm on the 2016 electoral process will also serve as the platform to take stock of valuable lessons from the conduct of the elections to help inform and improve the conduct of future elections.
Among the topics to be discussed at the workshop include the preparatory phase, the election-day phase and the post-election phase. It will examine the roles played by key stakeholders, such as the Electoral Commission (EC), political parties, security agencies, the media and civil society organisations, with a view to identifying challenges as well as opportunities for future improvement in the conduct of elections in Ghana. Participants in this workshop will be drawn from key constitutional bodies, among others.
CODEO, a coalition dedicated to promoting free, fair, transparent and credible elections through non-partisan election observation, is made up of 42 professional, faith-based and civil society organisations. It has been independently and credibly observing elections in Ghana since 2000. CODEO’s post-election stakeholders review workshop is made possible with the generous support of the American people through USAID.