Regional Meeting, September 2010

Supporting Election Studies In Africa

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel
September 27-28, 2010
Accra, Ghana

We would like to thank the American National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Michigan for their sponsorship of the event.

We would also like to thank the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) for their joint coordination of the event, in cooperation with the CSES Secretariat.

Meeting Agenda

Monday, September 27, 2010

09:00 – 12:00

  • Welcome from CSES
    Nicholas Sauger – CSES Planning Committee and CSES Collaborator
  • Agenda and goals of the meeting
    David Howell – Director of Studies, CSES Secretariat
  • Welcome from CDD-Ghana
    H. Kwasi Prempeh – CDD-Ghana Legal and Constitutional Division
  • The Importance of Election Studies in Africa
    Kwesi Jonah – Head, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana
  • An Overview of the CSES Project
    David Howell – Director of Studies, CSES Secretariat
  • CSES Module 1 Substantive Theme
    Bojan Todosijevic – CSES Secretariat and CSES Collaborator
  • CSES Module 2 Substantive Theme
    Bojan Todosijevic – CSES Secretariat and CSES Collaborator
  • CSES Module 3 Substantive Theme
    Nicolas Sauger – CSES Planning Committee and CSES Collaborator

13:30 – 17:00 Country-specific overviews

  • Ghana: Alex Frempong – University of Ghana
  • Ghana (additional comments) – Victor Brobbey, CDD-Ghana
  • Kenya: Adams Aloo – University of Nairobi
  • Liberia: Dan Saryee – Liberia Democratic Institute (LDI)
  • Malawi: Blessings Chinsinga – Centre for Social Research (CSR)
  • Mali: Fadimata Haïdara – GREAT Mali
  • Mozambique: Carlos Shenga – Institute for Social and Economic Studies (IESE)
  • Namibia: Christiaan Keulder – Survey Warehouse (Pty) Ltd.
  • Namibia: Bill Lindeke – The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • South Africa: Bob Mattes – University of Cape Town
  • South Africa (additional comments): Rod Alence – University of the Witwatersrand

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

09:00 – 12:00

  • Discussion: How to encourage locally-based election studies in Africa, and related challenges
    Facilitator: David Howell – Director of Studies, CSES Secretariat
  • Discussion: Possible collaborations between CSES and post-election surveys in Africa
    Facilitator: Nicolas Sauger – CSES Planning Committee and CSES Collaborator

13:30 – 17:00

  • Discussion: Quantitative tools and training
    Facilitator: Rod Alence – University of the Witwatersrand
  • Discussion: Coordination and funding strategies
    Facilitator: David Howell – Director of Studies, CSES Secretariat
  • Closing and wrap-up

Meeting Participants

CSES
David Howell, CSES and the University of Michigan, United States
Nicholas Sauger, CSES and Sciences Po, France
Bojan Todosijevic, CSES, Serbia

Ghana
Daniel Armah-Attoh, CDD-Ghana
Kojo Asante, CDD-Ghana
Bossman Asare, University of Ghana
Jalilu Ateku, University of Ghana
Victor Brobbey, CDD-Ghana
Alex Frempong, University of Ghana
Kwesi Jonah, University of Ghana
Asante Kissi, Electoral Commission of Ghana
H. Kwasi Prempeh, CDD-Ghana

Kenya
Adams Aloo, University of Nairobi

Liberia
Dan Saryee, Liberia Democratic Institute (LDI)

Malawi
Blessings Chinsinga, Centre for Social Research (CSR)

Mali
Fadimata Haïdara, GREAT Mali

Mozambique
Carlos Shenga, Institute for Social and Economic Studies (IESE)

Namibia
Christiaan Keulder, Survey Warehouse (Pty) Ltd.
Bill Lindeke, The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

South Africa
Rod Alence, University of the Witwatersrand
Bob Mattes, University of Cape Town

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

Meeting

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University of Ghana

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