Understanding the Role of Regional Bodies in Addressing Democracy Decline in West Africa

A conversation on the role of regional bodies on democracy featuring keynote addresses from H.E. Juldeh Jalloh -Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, & H.E. Mohamed Ibn Chambas – Former President of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel.

With panel participation from: 

Idayat Hassan- Director, Centre for Democracy and Development, West Africa

Kate Baldwin- Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Udo Jude Ilo- Head of the Nigeria office- Open Society Initiative for West Africa

Eddie Mandhry- Director for Africa & the Middle East, Yale University