Safeguarding Democracy in West Africa

December 09, 2021 01:19:31
Safeguarding Democracy in West Africa
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Safeguarding Democracy in West Africa

Dec 09 2021 | 01:19:31


Show Notes

On December 7, USIP and the National Endowment for Democracy held a virtual discussion on safeguarding democracy in West Africa through youth-led movements. Youth activists from Nigeria, Togo and Guinea shared their thoughts on the frustrations driving protests and new models for democratic activism.


DJ Switch (Obianuju Catherine Udeh) Award-Winning Nigerian Musician and Activist; Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy 

Senami Kojah Award-Winning Nigerian Investigative Journalist; Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy 

Farida Nabourema Togolese Human Rights Activist and Writer; Jennings Randolph Senior Research Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace

Ibrahima Diallo  Coordinator, Tournons La Page-Guinea; Head of Operations for the National Front for the Defense of the Guinean Constitution

Jonathan Pinckney Senior Researcher, Nonviolent Action, U.S. Institute of Peace

Zachariah Mampilly  Marxe Endowed Chair of International Affairs, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, CUNY

Oge Onubogu, moderator Director, West Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace


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