As part of the larger Africa and West Asia Region, our sub-regional office in Tunis supports electoral process, constitution-building, and enhancing political participation in the region. We work and partner with government bodies, election administrators, civil society organizations, international organizations, political parties, universities, and legal and constitutional experts.

Our Tunis office has been working with national election management bodies (EMBs) in the region, as well as the Arab Network for Election Management Bodies, through the provision of technical assistance and in providing platforms for the different EMBs to share experiences and learned lessons from their own countries.

Further, from this office, our work in Yemen includes supporting the constitution-building process with the different Yemeni parties in collaboration with the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen. In Syria, we work with the National Agenda for the Future of Syria (NAFS), which is a programme that was developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), to discuss issues related to governance and elections in post-conflict Syria.

Our activities in the Tunis office also continue to support the active participation of women and youth in political life through programmes such as the Youth Democracy Academy and the ‘Respect for Women’s Political Rights’ project.

Databases & Tools

Network & Partners

African Union
Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ANLAN)
ATIDE Tunisia
Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA)
Democracy Reporting International
Human Rights Watch
Kvinna till Kvinna
League of Arab States
National Council of Human Rights (NCHR) Egypt
The African Union Democracy and Electoral Assistance Unit
The Swedish Institute in Alexandria


Africa and West Asia Region

7 Rue du Lac El Biban
Les Berges du Lac
1053 Tunis, Tunisia

Pinkie Mekgwe
Senior Regional Adviser

7 Rue du Lac El Biban
Les Berges du Lac
1053 Tunis, Tunisia

+216 71 860 502
Emna Zghonda
Programme Officer