By Aurelia Mouton 

The Summit for Democracy 2023 saw co-host Republic of Zambia conduct a panel discussion on ensuring electoral integrity on the African continent, moderated by Rueben Lifuka, Transparency International Vice Chair. The discussion centered around the many stakeholders that contribute to election integrity, as well as how elections on the African continent have changed in recent years and on identifying emerging trends that could affect upcoming African elections.

Panelists included Adv. Ahmed Issack Hassan, Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Kenya and Idayat Hassan, director of the Centre for Democracy and Development in Nigeria. They were joined by Justice Boissie Mbha, of the South African Supreme Court of Appeals as well as Chair of the Electoral Court, and Dr Kojo Ansante, Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development.

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