CDD provides technical support to "ONE"
CDD-Ghana, in conjunction with the Washington based National Democratic Institute, (NDI) has provided a week-long technical support to the National Elections Observatory (ONE), a coalition of about eighty civil society organizations from the Central African Republic (CAR).
ONE was in the country to learn about best practices in citizens’ (domestic) election observation in Ghana as part of its preparation to observe the 2011 general elections in the Central African Republic.
The program took the form of presentations on various aspects of citizens’ election observation from staff of CDD-Ghana and the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO). The Center also facilitated study visits to key electoral agencies and stakeholders including the Electoral Commission of Ghana, the National Commission on Civic Education, (NCCE), the Police Service, the National Peace Council, and other election security agencies and civil society organizations.
Mr. Grant Godfrey, NDI’s Program Manager for Central Africa and the Great Lakes Region and leader of the delegation praised the Center and CODEO for their role in promoting peaceful elections in Ghana. He hoped the delegation would replicate CODEO’s successes in the Central African Republic.