EU-SDGN Cohort Engages Non-State Actors in Crucial Discussion Forum on Election Security in Nigeria


The European Union-Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EUSDGN) Cohort in an effort to fortify election security measures and ensure the integrity of the democratic process in Nigeria, convened a pivotal Discussion Forum with Non-State Actors. The forum brought together a diverse group of stakeholders committed to addressing and enhancing election security across the nation.

The event facilitated a dynamic exchange of ideas, experiences, and strategies among non-state actors, including civil society organizations, community leaders, and advocacy groups. The overarching goal was to collaboratively identify challenges, share insights, and propose innovative solutions to fortify the security framework surrounding electoral processes in Nigeria.

Non-state actors explored opportunities for collaborative efforts with governmental agencies to strengthen election security, emphasizing the importance of a unified approach to safeguarding the electoral process. Participants discussed the vital role communities play in ensuring election security, delving into strategies to enhance civic education, promote peaceful participation, and discourage electoral malpractices.

The forum examined the implementation of effective early warning systems to identify and address potential security threats before they escalate, thereby safeguarding the electoral environment.

The Discussion Forum on Election Security concluded with a commitment from non-state actors to continue collaborating with the EUSDGN Cohort and other stakeholders in advancing initiatives that contribute to a secure and credible electoral landscape in Nigeria. The event stands as a testament to the cohort’s dedication to fostering partnerships and engaging all segments of society in building a resilient and inclusive democratic framework.