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December 03, 2016
Our political party, civil society and governance initiatives are designed to give a voice to and serve the needs of the ordinary citizen. Yet in many places where we work, traditionally marginalized groups like persons with disabilities remain unrepresented in and sidelined from democratic... Read More
October 28, 2016
One year ago, Generation Democracy hosted its first event outside the U.S. in Dakar, Senegal and brought together 45 young leaders from the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal for a collaborative conference and advocacy skills... Read More
May 25, 2016
Africa Day is a commemoration of the progress made and a reflection on the accomplishments to come for the African continent. While I believe that IRI plays in important role in promoting democracy worldwide, IRI’s work could never happen without our African partners and staff. These are just a... Read More
April 05, 2016
In October, 2015, Generation Democracy hosted its first event outside the U.S. in Dakar, Senegal and brought together 45 young leaders from the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal for a collaborative conference and advocacy skills... Read More
May 28, 2015
As I arrived in Bamako, I was caught off guard by the heat and the warmth of the people around me. I remembered that Mali is home to many different cultures, languages and traditions. I could hear the sound of blues-like music, I could picture relics of the old city of Timbuktu, and I could taste... Read More
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Roger Mitchell

Program Assistant, Africa Division