The Canadian government announced on Tuesday that it will provide one million dollars to support Ethiopian elections scheduled to be held next year.
Canada will provide $ 1 million in funding to support elections in 2020 in Ethiopia, Canadian Foreign Minister Christia Freeland said in a statement, adding that the $ 10 million pledged to the Fund for the Promotion and Protection of Democracy will be withdrawn at the World Media Freedom Conference in Ethiopia. London last July.
The funding will help Ethiopia’s electoral management body increase its capacity in areas such as voter registration and post-election support, and establish transparency and confidence-building measures with voters, the statement said.
The project focuses in particular on ensuring universal participation in the electoral process for women, youth and ethnic groups in all regions.
Canada supports support Ethiopian efforts to implement reforms and strengthen democratic institutions, which are necessary for credible, inclusive and peaceful elections, she said.