In Defense of Democracy – Citizens Summit On Democracy, Zambia Pre-Summit Dialogue
27 March 2023 09:00 - 14:00In Person Event | Organised by Youth Democracy Cohort, Global Democracy Coalition | Held in (CAT) Urban Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia. in English
Defending against authoritarianism
1. To facilitate the contextualization and localization of S4D2 conversations by providing a platform for African civil society actors to connect,
jointly reflect on the YoA, various elements of elections in Africa, and input into S4D2 commitments from civil society and citizens’
2. To provide a platform for civil society, international organizations, academic institutions, think tanks, philanthropic organizations, and the private sector to make their voices heard in the Summit discussions and in the global democracy debate.
3. To coordinate civil society’s construction of a coordinated program of action around S4D2 commitments and build sustainable learning
coalitions and connections to improve the African continent’s prospects of democratization.
4. To use the S4D2’s focus on elections as an opportunity to highlight some of the challenges around the region’s democratization through an information campaign that spotlights issues and countries to watch.
|Session Title||Time link is live||Registration and Livestream link|
|Day 1: Plenary sessions|
|Session 1: Summit Introductions, Welcome Remarks
Session 2: Setting the tone: The Democracy renewal challenge in Africa: Where we are since S4D1, where we need to go, and how?
Session 3: Youth Inclusion: Beyond tokenism, towards meaningful inclusion and participation in democratization and electoral processes of youth
|09:00 to 14:000||https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q69Hv1L6RqqdlQKVA0Wnhg
|Day 1: Breakaway Sessions|
|Session 4.1: Money in Politics: Financing political parties and election campaigns for democratic renewal in Africa.
|Session 4.2: Media freedom, freedom of expression and the technology in elections||1400-1730||https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-GorTsoE9OOhhXlhy89y3cheRDLSH2b
|Session 4.3: The state of Civic space, its impact on peaceful and democratic elections and transitions in Africa.||1400-1730||https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zYOJEnpNQ-emos2IdNkJwg
|Day 2 Plenary sessions|
|Session 5: Spotlight on Nigeria: Some Reflections and insights from Africa’s Largest Election: the 2023 Nigeria elections
Session 6: Summit resolutions, communique & closing