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BIEA Graduate Conference 2022

The BIEA invites you to an open discussion of past, present and future aspects of political competition and democratic elections in Africa. The competitiveness and credibility of elections in Africa can often lead down the path of electoral violence, contested electoral outcomes, an extension of presidential term limits and clamp down on dissent. Contrarily, competitive politics and successful elections have resulted from innovative reforms, practices and preventive measures adhered to by political actors. Therefore, understanding the role of state, public and private institutions, and civil society organizations in contributing to free, fair and transparent elections in Africa is critical.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr Cyril Obi

  • Program Director, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York
  • African Peacebuilding Network (APN), and
  • Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programs
  • Topic: “Emerging Challenges to Democracy and Development in a Post-Pandemic Africa.”
  • Date: 17th, November, 2022  Time: 9:45 am EAT.


Hybrid event:

Event programme


Nov 17 - 18 2022


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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