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Sustaining Electoral Engagement for Democracy (SEED)

The Sustaining Electoral Engagement for Democracy (SEED) project was launched in May 2021 with the following objectives

  • Continue to improve impartial observation, accurate reporting on, and recording of the elections.
  • To enhance the credibility of the electoral process through observation of the Pre-Election Environment, Party Primaries, and Election Day process using the Parallel Voter Tabulation (PVT) methodology
  • To create awareness on the PVT methodology and how citizens-oriented election observation would enhance confidence in the electoral process.  

Through the SEED project, Yiaga Africa undertook notable landmark activities such a feasible study in Oyo and Lagos states on the prospects of conducting and observing local government elections, pilot observation of the national continuous voter registration exercise in 7 states, observation of the political primaries in Anambra State ahead of the November 2021 governorship elections, media and CSOs capacity building on PVT methodologies and broader observation of the pre-election environment in Anambra State.  

The SEED project is supported by the National Democratic Institute and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.