Emerging Leaders

Without inclusive governance, democratic principles are only half-realized. The World Movement connects emerging leaders with opportunities to strengthen their ability to develop policies and build effective cross-sector partnerships to make democracy deliver.

In particular, the World Movement helps build constructive relationships between civil society leaders, political leaders, and business leaders.




Recent Activities

Strengthening the Voice of Business to Support Democratic Governance

The World Movement for Democracy, Center for International Private Enterprise, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Center jointly launched an initiative to enhance private sector, civil society, and government collaboration.

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Nigerian Youth Celebrate the Passage of "Not Too Young to Run" Bill

Passage of the “Not Too Young to Run” bill in July 2017 comes after a yearlong campaign organized by Nigerian youth, including the civil society organization Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA).

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African Movement for Democracy (AMD) Launches in Cameroon

On November 12, 2016, the African Movement for Democracy (AMD), a regional hub of African democracy activists, officially launched in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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News & Alerts

May 16, 2018

Over 400 Democrats United in Senegal—World Movement’s Dakar Assembly

The Ninth Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy was held from May 6-9 in Dakar, Senegal under the theme, “Building Strategic Partnerships for Democratic Renewal.” Each day featured discussions on how to enhance or defend different facets of democracy, from combatting disinformation through digital innovation to encouraging alternative ideas through art activism. Below, […]

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February 1, 2018

African Civil Society, Business, and Government Launch Joint Initiative 

This month, the World Movement for Democracy, Center for International Private Enterprise, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Center launched “Strengthening the Voice of Business to Support Democratic Governance,” a joint initiative to enhance collaborations among the private sector, civil society, and government.  At the eponymous event held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16-17, 2018, nearly […]

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