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February 01, 2016
Today Burma embarks on a new chapter in its transition, as a newly elected parliament convenes just months after what has been widely viewed as the most credible election in generations.  The opposition’s resounding victory has been accepted by the ruling establishment, and the swearing in of... Read More
December 03, 2015
Part of IRI's objective is to strengthen the role and inclusion of marginalized groups in Nigeria’s political parties.  Since 1999, IRI has implemented programs aimed at mainstreaming persons with disabilities (PWDs) into the structure and processes of political parties.  The active... Read More
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Alao Sunday Afolabi

Assistant Program Officer, Africa
September 22, 2015
As Burma prepares for its upcoming national elections in November, over the past three years IRI has been supporting key stakeholders to allow them to engage, interact and participate in a more effective and responsive way to the electoral process. This work has involved work all across the... Read More
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Matthew Baker

Senior Applied Learning Specialist
September 15, 2015
This week, IRI is touring two cities in Colombia with a group of mayors, municipal councilors, and a citizen participant in IRI’s programs in Jordan.  Over the next couple of days, we invite you to tour the country with us to share the experience with our delegation!  For the first part... Read More
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Carrie Schenkel Reasonover

Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Division
September 13, 2015
This week, the discussion in Nigeria has focused on the first 100 days of President Buhari’s time in office.  Analysts disagree on the role that the president has played in the National Assembly’s leadership elections, the recent presidential appointments, the government’s efforts to combat... Read More
September 09, 2015
The events that unfolded on August 31 outside of Kyiv’s parliament had little to do with the government’s plan to decentralize power in Ukraine but was instead the result of irresponsible politicians and an overly heated and charged political atmosphere.   A majority of Ukrainians support... Read More
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Michael Druckman

Resident Country Director, Ukraine
July 24, 2015
In Georgia the CEPPS partners sometimes joke our first cooperation started with Thanksgiving festivities in 2009, but in looking back we really have more impressive collaboration.  Our first joint effort was with NDI in 2010 ahead of local elections.  At that time IRI was working to with... Read More
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Andrea Keerbs

Resident Country Director, Georgia
July 02, 2015
As Burma’s November election approaches political party activity is increasing on a daily basis.  Parties are engaging in door-to-door campaigns and use other methods of voter contact to reach out to and educate voters.  Political parties have also started to select their prospective candidates and... Read More
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Steve Cima

Resident Country Director, Burma
May 05, 2015
On April 11th, 2015, IRI Kyrgyzstan hosted the first installment of the Political Party Outreach Forum Series - an event designed to connect citizens with political party representatives, so that citizens can make more informed decisions about which party represents their core beliefs. This forum... Read More
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John DiPirro

Resident Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic