The Network of Francophone Electoral Skills (RECEF) (in French) was established as joint initiative between the international Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) and the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (DGEQ). This network is an association bringing together electoral commissions and administrations from the Francophone world.
The DGEQ hosted the Constituent Assembly in Québec City from August 22 to 24, 2011. During this assembly, bringing together election administrators from eleven Francophone states, the founding members adopted statutes which became the bylaws of the network. They elected a president and the members of an Executive Committee. The Head of Elections Mali, General Siaka Sangaré, became the first president of the network. During this Assembly, the members unanimously agreed to establish the headquarters of the network in Québec City and to nominate to the position of General Secretary the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec.