First NORDEM secondment to International IDEA

Mette Bakken joined the IDEA’s Regional Office in Africa (Pretoria) in January 2014 to support its work in the fields of electoral processes, political parties and gender.

NORDEM values highly the entry into cooperation with International IDEA. This secondment falls in line with the very core activities of NORDEM and our ambition to strengthen our election engagement and expertise further.

Mustaq Moorad, Regional Director of the Africa Programme at International IDEA and Mette Bakken.



In support of the IDEA-African Union partnership, Bakken will provide capacity development and technical assistance to the AU’s Democracy and Electoral Assistance Unit as well as support the implementation of the IDEA Electoral Risk Management Tool in selected AU countries.

Moreover, she will engage with a number of Electoral Management Bodies in the region to trace lessons learned from reform processes as well as support implementation of country programmes in Kenya and South Sudan.

-There will be an interesting period ahead as IDEA is engaged in numerous initiatives implemented at both regional and country levels, says Bakken.

International IDEA is the only global intergovernmental organization with the sole mandate of supporting democracy. It's Electoral Processes programme works across a range of areas to strengthen free, fair and credible electoral processes in countries around the world. Read more about International IDEA.

Published Feb. 5, 2014 4:56 PM - Last modified Nov. 15, 2016 10:43 AM