USAID To Invest $1.75 Million To Support Elections In Mauritania

Nouakchott, Mauritania – The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS), which includes the International Republican Institute and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, officially launched the Kofo Sugande Project (People’s Choice in Soninke) at Azalai Hotel in Nouakchott in the presence of the U.S. Ambassador in Mauritania, the president of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), a representative of the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Society and other international partners assisting in the preparations for the upcoming elections.

The objectives of this project are to help Mauritanians consolidate the achievements of their democracy, by supporting inclusive citizen participation, improving the administration of current and future electoral processes through technical expertise provided to the Independent National Electoral Commission, and assisting in the development of responsive, inclusive, and accountable governance mechanisms.

“Our project aims to strengthen the ownership of democratic and electoral processes by Mauritanian people themselves. This is why it intends to involve both the authorities invested in the organization of the electoral process, political parties, civil society organizations, citizens, and the media,” said Aboudou H. Berthé, Chief of Party for IRI. Officially inaugurated on February 1, this project will be active until July 31, 2024, and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development.

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USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. To learn more about USAID, visit

CEPPS is the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening. The mission of the Consortium is to work together with local, regional, and global partners to build resilient, inclusive, and accountable democracies. To learn more about CEPPS, visit

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