|[Member EMB in South Africa] A-WEB 2022: AFRICA IS CALLING|
|Last updated 2022-09-23|
South Africa and the rest of Africa are ready to extend a warm welcome to the delegates to the 5th General Assembly Global Conference of the Association of World Elections Bodies (A-WEB), which takes place in Cape Town from October 18-20.
It will be the first time that the world body’s important meetings are held on the African continent. A total of 39 African countries are members of A-WEB.
· The A-WEB Executive Committee meeting will be held on 18 October 2022.
· The A-WEB General Assembly will be on 19 October 2022.
· The A-WEB International Conference will be held on 20 October 2022.
Cape Town International Convention Centre
The 2022 A-WEB conference will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, an internationally renowned venue that has hosted some of the world’s biggest conferences. Cape Town is also the home of South Africa’s national legislature - Parliament and boasts of many world-class tourist destinations such as Robben Island (where the great Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years), Table Mountain, Cape Point and the wine lands.
Delegates who have registered for the Cape Town conference are urged to go online and finalize their choices for excursions.
The 2022 A-WEB
conference takes place on a continent that has held several elections. The
host, South Africa, held local government elections in 2021 and is preparing
for the 2024 national and provincial elections that will be managed under the
Electoral Commission of South Africa.
Kenya, Angola and Senegal recently held national elections and Lesotho will hold theirs in October. South Africa is expected to assume the chair of A-WEB, becoming the first African body to do so.
The theme for the conference is: “Safeguarding Election Management Bodies in the Age of Global Democratic Recession.”
invited internationally renowned scholars to present papers and lead
discussions on what worldwide EMBs are doing to slow down democratic
recession and promote electoral democracy.