GPECS: Eastern and Southern Africa Region

Capacity Development of Regional Institutions in Electoral Assistance/Monitoring and Conflict Prevention

Informed by the GPECS regional strategy for the Eastern and Southern Africa region, activities here will concentrate on collaboration with continental bodies such as the African Union Commission (AUC) and also sub-regional organisations including the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in areas such as institutional strengthening with regard to election observation and technical support. Specific areas of collaboration will include ongoing work in the area of elections and conflict, increasing women's participation in electoral processes, and addressing the current high cost of elections.