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Democracy Brief, 2017 Edition

This Democracy Brief is the first of our annual publications that pose critical questions that are intended to propel conversations and debates on the future of democracy and prospects of inclusive governance in Africa. The open-source Democracy Brief is published to build a culture of research and scholarship amongst young Africans in a bid to amplify the voices, views, and contributions of young Africans on issues of democratic development in the continent.

This edition of the Democracy Brief focuses on institutionalizing participation and inclusion as basic principles for democratic development and political stability in Africa.

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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.