A five-day thematic workshop entitled "Sustainability in Electoral Administration: Adequate Resourcing for Credible Elections," is being held in Maputo, from 4th to 8th March 2013 at the Polana Serena Hotel.
This joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) brings together representatives of Electoral Management bodies from over 45 countries, electoral practitioners, international electoral experts and representatives of international organisations active in the field of electoral assistance. The majority of participants are coming from African countries.
The workshop's focus is mainly on two core issues: the costs and funding of electoral processes, and the extent to which costs affect the long-term sustainability of electoral administration and wider commitment to electoral integrity.
Discussions will also focus on broader issues such as: How does the financing of electoral campaigns affect the decision-making process and the democratic governance in general? What are the different options and models that promote and ensure sustainability in electoral administration? What is the role of the National Electoral Commissions in ensuring credible, transparent and independent elections? What is the impact of political parties and other key electoral stakeholders on civic education, electoral process monitoring and election and election observation?
The workshop also aims to elicit best practices that can assist countries in critically assessing methods of electoral administration that can lead to long-term sustainability of electoral processes.
The workshop was officially opened by Mozambican Minister of State Administration, Ms. Carmelita Namashulua and Mozambique´s Electoral Commission President of (CNE) Dr. João Leopoldo da Costa. Keynotes will be delivered by EU Ambassador to Mozambique Mr. Paul Malin, Practice Director, Democratic Governance Group UNDP/BDP, Ms. Geraldine J Fraser-Moleketi and UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Mozambique Ms. Jennifer Topping.
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