Expanded Civic and Voter Education & Engagement

Provincial CSO partners operate as frontline actors in delivering civic and voter education sessions to communities across Afghanistan. The Afghan media plays a critical role in the country’s democratic process, with significant gains achieved in terms of improving access to information and developing the capacity of the sector. During the first five years of ACEP, Internews has worked towards building on the successes and addressing the challenges faced by the media in facilitating citizen engagement on policy and political matters, as well as in serving as an independent and reliable source of information to the public.  Over the six-months leading up to the parliamentary elections on October 20, 2018, ACEP promoted civil society engagement and improved information access around the electoral cycle.