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Democrat of the Year Award

This ERIS award will be made to a civil society activist in a non-OECD country who has made a significant contribution to taking forward the cause of democracy. More information>

Annual Report 2010

ERIS's activities in 2010 and our plans for the future. Read the report (300kb PDF)


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Malawi Civil Society Elections and Democratic Values Training Project



ERIS has begun work with the Malawi Election Support Network (MESN) to train over a hundred key regional civil society activists in:

i) standards and principles for democratic elections

ii) electoral process best practice; and

iii) the design, organisation and evaluation of effective issue-based civic education projects.

For each thematic area, ERIS and MESN will coordinate a series of three regional workshops (Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu) for 35 participants per workshop and will produce manuals to accompany each course that can be used both at these workshops and in providing follow-up training.

The project will run from September 2011 to March 2012.