Following the success of President Obama’s Forum with Young African Leaders in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2010, the League of Women Voters was invited by the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar, to Madagascar in September to lead a series of dialogues and workshops with 32 young leaders.
In 2005 the League of Women Voters in partnership with the National Council of Women of Kenya began a two-year program to strengthen democracy and democratic practices in Kenya. Kenyans Working Together for Good Governance: Civil Society, Government, and Members of Parliament was designed to ignite an effective engagement among members of parliament, appointed district commissioners, and members of local civil society groups. The League and the National Council began working together in 1999 during the League's program Woman Power in Politics: Building Grassroots Democracy in Africa.
The League of Women Voters conducted a 4-day workshop titled “Women Making a Difference” in conjunction with the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy and the Women’s Lobby Group of Zambia. The program sought to share ideas on the participation of Zambian women in the elections of 2006.
Under contract from Management Systems International (MSI) and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the League of Women Voters provided technical assistance to four local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Malawi in preparation for the May 20, 2004 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Woman Power in Politics: Building Grassroots Democracy in Africa was carried out between September 1999 and December 2002 and was funded by a creative partnership between the Bureau of Educational and Citizen Exchanges of the U.S. Department of State and the Education for Development and Democracy Initiative (EDDI) of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The League's work in Africa began in 1998 with the launching of a multinational citizen exchange project with counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa to share strategies for civic education and citizen participation in political life. Women NGO leaders from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe had the opportunity to experience first-hand the League's nonpartisan, grassroots approach to citizen involvement in democratic politics in the United States.