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News / October 29, 2021

Democratic Resilience


At the heart of democracy lies peace, security and resilience, and for some countries, these qualities are the toughest to come by.  So where does a nation even begin when trying to build a strong, resilient and lasting democracy?  In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, we head to the Republic of Sudan in northeast Africa to seek some answers.   

Then, Ambassador Derek Mitchell, the President of the National Democratic Institute, has seen democracy rise and fall from nearly every existing angle.  He talks to Adrienne about witnessing some of democracy’s most remarkable moments and shares a retrospective look at what it all means.  

Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award. 


Find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the player below: 



Special thanks to: 

  • The Honorable Derek Mitchell, President, The National Democratic Institute
  • Samia Mahgoub, NDI Senior Resident Country Director for Sudan
  • Hayya Ahmed, IFES Deputy Country Director for Sudan


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Download the transcript from this episode here. Download the episode here.


This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through CEPPS. Established in 1995, CEPPS pools the expertise of three premier international organizations dedicated to democratic development: IFES, IRI, and NDI. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. 
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