Empowering Democracy in Ethiopia

Promoting Transparent and Peaceful Elections

Join us in our mission to uphold democratic values and ensure fair, free, and peaceful elections across Ethiopia. Learn more about our initiatives and how you can support our cause.

Our Impact in Numbers

  • Voter Education Reach 95% 95%
  • Election Observers Deployed 85% 85%
  • Successful Advocacy Campaigns 75% 75%


Media Monitoring Initiatives

What Our Partners Say

CECOE’s dedication to transparent elections has been instrumental in fostering trust and participation among citizens. Their efforts are commendable and impactful.

Alemayehu Bekele

Director, Ethiopian Civic Engagement Network

The training and resources provided by CECOE have significantly enhanced our capacity to observe and report on elections effectively. Their support is invaluable.

Sara Tesfaye

Program Manager, Voter Education Initiative

Our Core Features


Voter Education

Empowering citizens with knowledge about their electoral rights and responsibilities.


Election Monitoring

Ensuring transparency and fairness in the electoral process through systematic observation.



Influencing policy and decision-makers to promote democratic values and practices.


Stakeholder Engagement

Building strong relationships with key stakeholders to foster a collaborative environment.


Research and Capacity Building

Enhancing the capabilities of electoral stakeholders through comprehensive research and training.


Conflict Mitigation

Implementing strategies to prevent and resolve post-electoral conflicts.

Our Work in Action

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Our Valued Partners

Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen

Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen is a distinguished political scientist and a leading advocate for democratic reforms in Ethiopia. With over two decades of experience in the field of political science and civil society engagement, Dr. Mekonnen has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of electoral observation and voter education in Ethiopia. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Addis Ababa University and has published numerous papers on electoral integrity and democratic governance. As a founding member of CECOE, Dr. Mekonnen has played a pivotal role in coordinating election observation missions and advocating for policy reforms that promote transparency and inclusivity in the electoral process. His dedication to fostering a well-informed and empowered Ethiopian society is reflected in his relentless efforts to engage with stakeholders, conduct research, and provide training to enhance the capabilities of electoral stakeholders.

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