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ERIS runs projects in developing countries to assist local Election Commissions to prepare for elections. We work with grass-roots organisations to promote citizen participation in the democratic process, help prevent election-related violence and empower women and ethnic and religious minorities. Our most recent projects are listed below:


Ethiopia Media Support Project (Training for Journalists and Media Monitoring)

In March 2010 ERIS launched a support project for Ethiopian media consisting of the capacity building project for journalists and a media monitoring programme, which was implemented in close cooperation with the School of Journalism of Addis Ababa University (SJ AAU).


ERIS-CPSU Study: State of Democracy in the Commonwealth

ERIS teamed up with the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit (CPSU) to publish a study on Democracy in the Commonwealth. The resulting report was launched to coincide with the biennial meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government on 23 November 2010.


Electoral Process Training for Civil Society in Zimbabwe

ERIS and its local partner the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) launched their project on Electoral Process Training for Civil Society in Zimbabwe in October 2009. The project seeks the restoration of the ZESN domestic observation and civic education capacity through training 20 Electoral Resource Officers nationwide to provide domestic observer and civic education support at the provincial level.


C?te d'Ivoire Voter Education Project

ERIS is working in Cote d'Ivoire with local radio stations (radios de proximite) to strengthen their capacity to provide information about the electoral process to the most marginalised in Cote d'Ivoire.


Uganda: Deepening Democracy Programme.

ERIS is currently running a project in Uganda aimed at strengthening democratic governance