I will be participating in a panel, at an event organised by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, aka Chatham House. The title is: Elections, Boko Haram and Security: Assessing and Addressing Nigeria’s Complex Challenges. It is taking place at Chatham House offices in London, on 9 December 2014, from 9.30 am to 12 noon GMT.
I will be speaking on the political landscape, the context, the key actors and forecasts of the possible outcomes of the 2015 elections in Nigeria. This will be largely based on the ongoing elections forecasts by my colleague, Olly Owen and I.
The event will be live streamed, and will be made available from 9:30 on the Chatham House website.
Here is an overview:
Nigeria faces multiple challenges, ranging from the increasingly entrenched conflict and terrorist threat from Boko Haram in the northeast, to economic impacts of declining oil prices. Added to this, what may be the country’s most competitive and contentious elections yet will take place in February 2015, with recent violence at the national assembly a possible sign of things to come.
This event will discuss Nigeria’s upcoming elections, the influence different factors and actors may have on the process, with particular focus on security, and the opportunities for supporting a peaceful and credible process.
Here is a list of participants:
Professor Mohammad J Kuna, Special Assistant to Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Dr Oliver Owen, Junior Research Fellow, Department of International Development, University of Oxford
Zainab Usman, Research Assistant, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Dr Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Elizabeth Rushing, West Africa Regional Analyst, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Chair: Elizabeth Donnelly, Assistant Head and Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Sola Tayo, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Here is a copy of the Agenda: