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Youth National Election Observation Mission (YNEOM)

Project overall goal

To provide a professional and objective assessment of the quality of the observed electoral process 

Target groups 

1000 young voters 


 Acholi, Lango, Karamoja and West Nile

Date of Implementation 

 January 2021-February 2021

Project description 

Electoral democracy is one-way citizens can exercise their civic duty by electing leaders responsible for running the state of affairs on their behalf. These ultimate civic and political rights are purposed to make democracy deliver a better quality of life by linking voters’ interests to the choice of political representation and service delivery. In particular, Article 1 states that all power belongs to the people who shall exercise their sovereignty under the constitution. Article 1(4) further states that the people shall express their will and consent on who shall govern them and how they should be governed through regular, accessible, and fair elections.   

  During the 2021 general election, Faraja Africa Foundation was accredited by the Electoral Commission of Uganda to spearhead a countrywide observation mission in all the regions of Uganda. With support from the Democratic Governance Facility, FAF was able to lead the election observation. The Electoral College election was held between January 29th and February 01st 2021, at PECE stadium Gulu district. The voting in the Northern region parliamentary election targeted 41 districts in Acholi, Lango, Karamoja, and the West Nile region.  


Action aid 

Democratic Governance Facility