Nairobi, 4th December 2017: The Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre (LMRC), participated in the Election Observers Course, organised by International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Kenya in partnership with the Government of Denmark, from 20th November to 1st Peter NdebiDecember 2017, in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. The course comprised of twenty five (25) participants representing various organisations from twelve (12) countries namely: Benin, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, United Kingdom, Uganda and Zambia. LMRC’s was represented during the training by Mr. Peter Ndebi, an ICT Intern under the Department of Research, Training and Documentation.

The training aimed to deepen practical and theoretical expertise on election observation founded on free, fair and credible elections as a key component of good governance in Peace and Security Operations (PSOs) and other fragile societies.

The course enabled participants to understand election and democracy in Africa and the connection with United Nations (UN) peace and security agenda. It also equipped the participants with knowledge and skills for situational assessment for election observation based on the electoral cycle approach.

The target area that participants were especially trained in is election observation in relation to the principles underlying observation, roles and responsibilities, mission and preparation and code of conduct. In addition, participants gained an understanding of the nexus between election observation and conflict prevention based on the electoral cycle approach.

Finally, the election observation course provided a platform for participants to apply the hard and soft skills required in mission preparations and the conduct of election observation based on country scenario.

Our Mission

To reinforce the capacities of social and political institutions of ICGLR Member States in the areas of Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education.

Our Approach

Operational Research and Analysis to Inform Policy Making Processes; Capacity Building and Training; Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies and Practices; Facilitating multi-actor Dialogue and Knowledge Banking and Dissemination.

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