“… ECONEC has therefore been successful in ensuring that its membership benefits from the rich experience and lessons learnt through regular consultations and experience sharing encounters. ECONEC is not only a platform but a community of learning for EMBs with Civil society organizations being beneficiaries of such knowledge. ECONEC remains the instrument through which the voice of EMBS can be amplified.’’
Dr. Mohamed Ibn ChambasUN Secretary Generals Special Representative to UN office for West Africa and the Sahel Former Executive Secretary/President of ECOWAS Commission and Founding funder of ECONEC
It is better and more cost-effective to deploy ECONEC for credible elections than to deploy ECOMOG (the regional peacekeeping force) because of flawed elections... Election is a sovereign national responsibility of government. Development partners can only add value t the delivery of credible ad peaceful Elections.
Prof. Mahmood YakubuFormer President of the board of ECONEC and Chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) Nigeria
“Working with the ECOWAS Commission’s Electoral Assistance Division, ECONEC is promoting the conduct of credible elections and the deepening of democratic culture in the ECOWAS region.’’
Gen. Francis BehanzinCommissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security ECOWAS Commission
“ECONEC as the umbrella body for all the Electoral Management Bodies(EMBS) in West Africa has done a lot in delivering on its mandate of promoting and consolidating democratic culture in the region through experience sharing, research, capacity building, and election observation, especially in the last two years. The various missions by ECONEC to assess the capacity of several EMB in the region has further reinforced its efforts at engendering good governance and contributing to free, fair and credible elections in West Africa’’.
Ambassador Babatunde NurudeenPermanent Mission of Nigeria to ECOWAS Commission
“Over time, West Africa has seen a steady improvement in the quality of elections being held in ECOWAS member countries, particularly with regards to regularity and management. ECONEC has contributed to this in several ways.’’