Italy Extends 400,000 Euros in Election Support

Jun 5 , 2021

The government of Italy has donated 400,000 euros to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for its "Supporting Elections for Ethiopian Democracy Strengthening (SEEDs)" initiative, which has a total budget of 40 million dollars. The project aims to support the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to become "a more efficient, transparent and, ultimately, trusted institution," develop the capacity to conduct public outreach and external communication activities and support NEBE and other key stakeholders to identify, manage and respond to electoral violence. The Italy-UNDP collaboration will be managed by the Office of the Italian Development Cooperation Agency in Addis Abeba. The sixth general elections are slated to be conducted on Monday, June 21, 2021.



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