This year, we are particularly proud to celebrate two awards received by ECES from the Association of African Electoral Authorities (representing 45 EMBs) and the Electoral Commission Forum of the Southern African Development Community (ECF SADC – representing 15 EMBs).

The first price was given to ECES's Foudner and Executive Director, Fabio Bargiacchi during the closing cerimony of the 8th Continental Forum of Electoral Managment Bodies in Cotonou, Benin. The award was presented by the President of the Electoral Commission of Benin, Mr. Sacca Lafia, representing the other AAEA member states. 

The ECF-SADC award was presented to ECES by H.E. Cardinal Mgr. Stephen BRISLIN, Archbishop of Cape Town. The award was given during the 25TH Annual General Conference of the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries.

These awards, presented to our Founder and Director, were in recognition of ECES having been “a combatant alongside all the African EMBs to contribute to their democratic and electoral processes” and “to have provided all these years innovative capacity development programmes”