2019 Tutu Fellow Samson Itodo was appointed by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), for a three-year tenure beginning in 2021. International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. The board of advisers of IDEA play the major role of advising the council of member states and the secretariat on matters of strategic importance.
Samson is the Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, a community of change-makers focused on building sustainable democracies in Africa. YIAGA promotes the principles of inclusion, justice, accountability and constitutionalism, which successfully lead the #NotTooYoungToRun movement.
In 2019, he was appointed by the Nigerian government as a member of the national steering committee for the new Nigerian development plan, Agenda 2050.
Samson and the six other persons will join seven members currently on the board. The institute said it was eager to work with the new advisory board members in the coming years. Read more at IDEA.