Official Language: French
Population: 17.8 million
Niger has in recent years been at the crossroads of démocratiquee way, after a military transition that led to democratic elections in 2005, and a new political crisis that followed the will of the President Tanja violating the constitution to remain in power after two terms. Faced with the intransigence of the former president, opposition groups and civil society coalitions have organized to safeguard the democratic gains of the country and for a return to constitutional order and democratic governance. Since then, Niger has conducted successful elections which gives it a democratically elected President Mahamadou Issoufou.
OSIWA supported this process, with the idea of a consolidation of constitutional democracy centered on the institutions and citizens. OSIWA has worked to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian institutions, and enhance civil and civic voice to support the commitment and participation of all citizens in the democratic process, particularly in the context of the reform process Today, the Foundation continues its work in Niger, based on its three programmatic areas :
Institutions strong governance and strong civil societies, distribution / equitable and transparent management of revenues from the exploitation of natural resources and effective delivery of public services, and finally, support for the protection of the rule of law, human rights, citizenship.
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