September 2019

Instilling a Culture of Civic Engagement among Congolese Youth

In December 2018, Aminata Namasia became the youngest elected Member of Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  In this youthful country, where nearly …

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April 2019

The Evolution of Voter Education Tools in the Congo

By: Steven Sharp, Chief of Party, Congo Demokrasia In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia program works with partners across civil …

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January 2019

Civil society steps up in the Democratic Republic of Congo – and there is still more to do

Congo’s elections at the end of December were a long time coming. Originally scheduled for December 2016, they were postponed at that time and then …

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April 2018

Creating Change through Song in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Berth Kaniki, director of Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia local civil society partner Actions pour le Développement Intégral Durable (ADID), recently welcomed USAID representatives to visit her …

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December 2017

This is what democracy looks like: Congo Demokrasia launches voter registration caravans across DRC

Dispatch from Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia program in Kasai Central, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) By Steven Sharp, Chief of Party for Counterpart International in …

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March 2017

The Value of Voting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia team has been working with local organizations to support citizen engagement in the upcoming …

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June 2016

Partnerships for the Future in the Democratic Republic of Congo

For the people of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), dawn may be slowly cresting on the horizon.

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Congo Demokrasia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Counterpart is supporting and strengthening civil society organizations who are working to increase voter participation and peaceful civic engagement.

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