The National Elections Commission (NEC), is participating in a peer support and learning mission at the 11th Presidential Elections in Benin Republic.
The NEC Chairperson, Davidetta Browne Lansanah is one of three chairpersons of Elections Management Bodies (EMB) delegations in that country.
The other members are, Professor Mahmood Yakubu of the Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) of Nigeria and Mr. Ahmed Newton Barry of the Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) of Burkina Faso.
The three Chairpersons are in Cotonue, Benin at the invitation of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions, (ECONEC) and have been supporting its Electoral Commission work in identifying best practices and sharing experiences in the administration of elections.
The week-long ECONEC mission to Benin will end on April 14, 2021 and key to the success of the peer-learning and achievement of its long-term goals would be the improvement in the quality of the management of elections among ECOWAS and its member states.
The deployment of elections management bodies to Benin, from Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Liberia, by ECONEC is funded with support of the German Agency for International Cooperation, (GTZ).