IFES AND IEBC PARTNER TO TRACK HATE IN KENYA
IFES and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen IEBC’s monitoring of electoral hate speech. IFES is supporting the IEBC through a custom-developed hate speech monitoring tool that pairs cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) based on locally sourced data with robust ethics and transparency principles.
IFES CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
In 2022, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recognized the important role that Indigenous women play in preserving and sharing traditional knowledge. IFES works with Indigenous Peoples and representative organizations around the world to support their participation in elections and other decision-making processes by advancing more inclusive processes.
IFES COLLABORATES WITH DEAF PERSONS ASSOCIATIONS TO DEVELOP FIRST SIGN LANGUAGE ELECTORAL LEXICON IN SENEGAL
As part of the USAID Elections Support Program in Senegal – implemented by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) – IFES is working with election management bodies to enhance their communications practices to be more inclusive of traditionally underrepresented groups.
In April 2022, IFES convened representatives of the Deaf community in Senegal to develop a sign language lexicon of electoral terms. Closing this gap in accessible public information involved building a vocabulary with which sign language users could learn about key electoral processes and engage in discussions and debates around electoral issues.
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