Nick Branson bows out of the Africa Liberal Network top post

Recently the Africa Liberal Network employed Ammie Francklin to be their Coordinator and Secretary General.

Ammie, a South Africa national, takes over from Nick Branson who bows out on March 31st 2013.Following his graduation from Center for International Studies and Democracy, Nick Branson has delivered projects for the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), helping to increase the capacity of political parties across Africa in the Africa Liberal Network.

He has been overseeing the Liberal Democrats' WFD programme in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as supporting the Secretariat of the Africa Liberal Network, which includes close to 35 liberal parties from across the continent. He has gained experience of designing and managing technical assistance projects in Senegal, C™te d'Ivoire, DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana. His work has focused on improving the policy development, strategic communications and campaigning technique of political parties, as well as increasing women's participation, promoting voter education, and training partisan election observers so as to ensure that democratic processes are respected.

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In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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