Electoral Empowerment of Civil Society in Nigeria

In April 2014, a consortium led by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), which includes World Learning and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) was selected to manage the Electoral Empowerment of Civil Society Project—a five-year cooperative agreement focused on strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to become integral parts of election activities in Nigeria. To achieve this goal, the Electoral Empowerment of Civil Society Project is focusing primarily on improved management and expanded domestic electoral observation and participation programs for civil society organizations (CSOs). In addition the project works with marginalized groups such as women, youth, people with disabilities, and non-indigenous populations to expand their participation in elections leading to improved public confidence in elections and their outcomes. World Learning joined the NDI-led team with the specific focus of working with the key Nigeria domestic election coordinating entity. World Learning is advancing the technical capacity of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a nationwide network of approximately 400 CSOs, as well as four other CSOs that work with marginalized groups. World Learning employs participatory approaches to build the capacity of these organizations, including technical assistance and training on operating and management systems, human and financial resources management, service delivery, external relations, and grants management.

Cross-cutting issues

Elections, Inclusion


  • Nigeria


  • Capacity Strengthening for CSOs (general)
  • Gender
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