Running for Political Office In Nigeria - Advanced

  • Author: National Democratic Institute 
  • Level: Advanced
  • No of videos: 41
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Course Overview
This course was developed to provide the required technical assistance to enable female aspirants and candidates build and run effective campaigns. NDI hopes that women in Nigeria will find this a useful resource in their bid to participate in the politics of their country.


The full and equitable participation of women in democratic leadership structures is essential to build strong, vibrant and sustainable democracies. Accordingly, the meaningful participation of women in national, state, local and community leadership roles has become an important focus for building sustainable democratic structures in Nigeria. Women’s political participation results in tangible gains for democracy, including greater responsiveness to citizen needs, increased cooperation across party and ethnic lines, and more sustainable peace. Women’s participation in politics helps advance gender equality and affects both the range of policy issues that get considered and the types of solutions that are proposed. 

This advanced course on Running for Political Office in Nigeria  delves deep into how women can build and run  effective election campaigns. Tips are provided on how female aspirants  can win the nominations of their political parties and go on to win elections  as candidates. It focuses on the legal framework for elections in  Nigeria, campaign strategies, communications and lobbying.  
Meet the instructor

National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization. It is a leading organization working to advance women’s political participation around the world. The course was carefully developed to empowers women to participate, compete and lead as equal and active partners in democratic change.
Patrick Jones - Course author