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

June 2, 2017

Citizens in the DR Congo Supportive of Youth Movements

A new report finds that a majority of Congolese citizens surveyed view pro-democracy youth movements favorably, while only 27% approve of President Joseph Kabila’s performance. The report, entitled “A Troubled Transition in the DR Congo,” highlights the findings of an opinion poll conducted jointly by the Congo Research Group Center on International Cooperation (CRGBERCI) and […]

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June 30, 2017

Latin American Civil Society Discuss Critical Issues in Cancun, Mexico

During the week of June 18, 2017, the World Movement for Democracy co-organized two sessions with the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy (REDLAD) entitled “Shrinking Space for Civil Society” and “Engaging with the Business Sector in Policy Advocacy.” The sessions were part of REDLAD’s larger regional meeting, and highlighted the need for activists […]

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