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The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) played host to delegates from the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) on August 9, 2016. The delegation came to specifically learn from WANEP about the political and electoral dynamics as Ghana approaches the 2016 general elections. In the build up to the Ghana general elections, WANEP launched the Election Situation Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project through which it is providing real time data on potential hotspots to inform violence prevention and mitigation before, during and after the elections.

WANEP Executive Director, Mr. Chukwuemeka Eze, in welcoming the delegates briefed them on the political dynamics in the country and spoke extensively on WANEP’s support to ensuring a credible and violence-free elections. The team comprised prominent personalities including a former US Under-Secretary Amb. Johnnie Carson and a former Nigerian Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili. The NDI delegation appreciated the work of WANEP and partners and indicated its support and commitment to free electoral process in Ghana. The delegation was on pre-assessment mission on the Ghana 2016