Election Situation Room Guide
May 22, 2012 - Dakar, Senegal
It's finally out! And you can download your own copy here. The Election Situation Room Guide shares the lessons from efforts to create a new model for civil society engagement with elections in the West Africa region.
Named by analogy with a wartime “situation room”, established to ensure coordination between all the armed forces and civilian authorities conducting a war, the “election situation room” aims to ensure that civil society efforts contribute to free and fair elections coordinated as effectively as possible.
The Guide describes the situation room model and structures; gives suggestions on how to engage the election process most effectively; highlights likely challenges for civil society in seeking to replicate it; and finally, shares examples from Nigeria, Liberia and Senegal, where this model has already been piloted.