In the period leading up to the sixth national and regional elections of the country, CECOE recruited and trained over 3,000 observers in six regional states and two city administrations holding elections on 21 June 2021.
The data center is involved in the regular analysis and communication of information on major developments and activities regarding the conduct of elections. With the objective to improve and strengthen civil society organisations’ capacity to better engage in the electoral process, the data center provides a platform for a better coordination and synergy amongst election stakeholders.
The CECOE Data Center was set up at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Addis Ababa with the support of implementing partners and the European Centre for Electoral Support within the context of ‘Election Observation by CSOs: ECES Sub-grant to the coalition of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations for Elections – CECOE’ with the contributions of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Foreign Ministry. This action is implemented by ECES in Ethiopia as part of the EU Democratic Package in Ethiopia funded by the European Union and Germany via the German Development Bank – KFW.