Tribute to President Mandela

The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa joins all South Africans, Africans and indeed all citizens of the world in mourning the passing of the global icon of democracy and human rights, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

As we mourn, we also celebrate this great man who was committed to human rights and the dignity of all, a man of compassion and humility. As an Institute committed to working for democracy and development in Africa, we draw lessons set by his example not only to South Africa and Africa, but to the world. EISA will continue to be inspired by the ideals and example set by Nelson Rolihlala Mandela and his generation of selfless and principled leaders for whom political power was an instrument used for the service of the people. Hamba Kahle Madiba.

Vacancy at EISA

EISA has a vacancy for a Programme Coordinator, Somalia [PDF].

Our work

EISA's programme areas include Balloting & Electoral Services; Governance Institutions & Processes and Elections & Political Processes.

EISA has a presence in five African countries. Read more about our programme activities in Chad, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

Activities & events

East African Community's Charles Njoroge and EISA's Denis Kadima sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

The East African Community's Deputy Secretary General in charge of Political Federation, Charles Njoroge (seated left), and EISA's Executive Director, Denis Kadima (seated right), sign a Memorandum of Understandng, while their staff look on.
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AU Mali EOM 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 legislative elections in Mali:

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 runoff presidential elections in Mali:

AU EOM to the first round presidential elections:

Mauritania AU EOM 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 Elections in Mauritania: Déclaration d'arrivée [PDF document]

Zimbabwe EOMs 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 Elections in Zimbabwe:

Other election observer mission statements

EISA EOM Madagascar

Mission d'observation de l’élection présidentielle du 25 octobre 2013 à Madagascar :

Arrival press conference Arrival press conference With Joaquim Chissano, the SADC Mediator in Madagascar

AU EOM Madagascar

Mission d'observation de l'Union Africaine pour l'election presidentielle du 25 octobre 2013 en Republique de Madagascar :

Eighth Annual Symposium

Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Political Party Alliances and Coalitions in Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 - 27 September 2013.
Programme [PDF]

AU EOM Cameroon

African Union Election Observer Mission to the 30 September 2013 Parliamentary and Municipal Elections in the Cameroon:

Guinea 2013 EOMs: AU and ECOWAS

African Union (AU) Observer Mission to the 28 September 2013 legislative elections in the Republic of Guinea:

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observer Mission to the 28 September 2013 legislative elections in the Republic of Guinea:
Déclaration préliminaire  ·  Preliminary statement [PDF documents]

AU EOM Swaziland

African Union Election Observer Mission to the 20 September 2013 National Elections in the Kingdom Of Swaziland: Preliminary Statement [PDF document]

AU Rwanda EOM 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 Elections in Rwanda: Preliminary statement [PDF document]

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GEPF: Pensioner Member Election 2013 Results

Government Employees Pension Fund Election 2013:

 

EISA congratulates the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation for the successful management of the 2013 presidential election

Left to right, Mr Soumaila Dicko (Programme Assistant), Miss Kadiatou Toure (Administration and Finance Assistant), the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation (in charge of elections management in Mali), General Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, and EISA Mali Country Director Justin Doua Gore. EISA paid a courtesy call to congratulated the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation for the successful management of the 2013 presidential election.

AU Mali EOM 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 runoff presidential elections in Mali:

AU EOM to the first round presidential elections:

AU Togo EOM 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 Elections in Togo:

Promoting Women's Participation in Public Affairs

Left to right, Mr Felix Odhiambo (Country Director, EISA Kenya), Mr Denis Kadima (Executive Director, EISA) and Hon Ekwee Ethuro (Speaker of the Kenyan Senate). The picture was taken on 5th June 2013 when Mr Denis Kadima paid a courtesy call to the Speaker of the Kenyan Senate during his visit to the Kenya field office.

AU Equatorial Guinea EOM 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 Elections in Equatorial Guinea:

AU Cameroon EOM 2013

African Union Observer Mission to the 2013 Senate Elections in Cameroon:

Promoting Women's Participation in Public Affairs

Mr Denis Kadima, EISA Executive Director and His Excellency, Petri Salo, the Ambassador of Finland signing a 2 and half years project contract for support to the EISA political party strengthening programme to be conducted in Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa.

2013 Zimbabwe Constitutional Refrendum: EOM Statements

Election observer mission statements:

Promoting Women's Participation in Public Affairs

EISA Madagascar: Promoting Women's Participation in Public Affairs

EISA has launched a project promoting the participation and representation of women through increasing their election to decision-making institutions.
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Kenya: International EOMs Joint Statements

International EOMs Joint Statements:

EISA on Kenya results

EISA Press statement, 6 Mar 2013.
EISA disassociates itself from reports stateing that it has made pronouncements on the calculation of the total number of votes in the election.

AU EOM Kenya

Seventh Annual Symposium

Two Decades of Election Observation in Africa: Lessons Learned, Role, Performance and Impact on Democracy Building, Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 - 14 March 2013.

JWCEP Kenya Pre-election report

Kenyan Judiciary Working Committee on Election Preparations Pre-Election Report, September 2012-February 2013 [PDF document]

AU EOM Djibouti

Déclaration d'arrivée [PDF document]

EISA EOM to Egypt report screen

EISA in Egypt 2012

Election reports

  • EISA Election Witnessing Mission Report Egypt: 23-24 May 2012, first round of Presidential Election; 16-17 June 2012, Run-off Presidential Eletion: English
  • EISA Election Witnessing Mission Report Egypt: The People's Assembly and Shura Council Elections, November 2011-February 2012: English  ·  Arabic

EISA Technical Assessment Mission to the 2012 Egyptian Constitutional Referendum

EISA Witnessing Mission to the Egyptian Presidential Elections 2012:

EISA Witnessing Mission to the Egyptian Shura Council Elections, Second and Final Phase, 14 – 22 February 2012:

EISA EOM to Egypt press briefing

EISA Witnessing Mission to the Egyptian Shura Council Elections First Phase, 29 Jan-07 Feb 2012

EISA Witnessing Mission to the Third and Final Phase of the Egyptian People's Assembly Elections, 10-11 January 2012: Preliminary Statement

EISA EOM Ghana, 2012

EISA Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Ghana, 7 December 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: Interim statement [PDF document],

AU EOM Ghana, 2012

African Union Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Ghana, 7 December 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections:

AU EOM Burkina Faso, 2012

Mission d'observation de Union africaine aux elections legislatives et municipales du 2 decembre 2012 au Burkina Faso:

AU EOM Sierra Leone, 2012

African Union Observer Mission to the elections in Sierra Leone:

AU EOM Angola 2012

EISA Technical Mission to Senegal 2012

EISA Senegal: Rapport post-electoral de la mission technique [PDF document]

AU EOM Congo Republic, 2012

African Union Observer Mission to the elections in the Congo Republic:

AU EOM Libya, 2012

African Union Observer Mission to the 7th July 2012 General National Congress elections in Libya:

AU EOM Senegal, 2012

La mission d'observation de l'Union Africaine dans le cadre des elections legislatives 1er juillet 2012 en Republique du Senegal: Déclaration préliminaire, 2 juillet 2012.

Dr Banda, head EISA EOM to Lesotho

EISA EOM to Lesotho National Assembly Election 2012

AU Lesotho EOM 2012

African Union Observer Mission to the 26 May 2012 National Assembly elections in Lesotho: Preliminary statement [PDF document]

Citizen Election Observation: Global Principles and Code of Conduct

EISA was one of 150 actors involved in formulating a declaration of principles and code of conduct for citizen election observation launched at the United Nations: Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 20 Apr 2012).

AU Algeria EOM 2012

African Union Observer Mission to the 10 May 2012 Legislative Elections in Algeria: Preliminary Statement:
Arabic  ·  French  ·  English [PDF documents]

AU Gambia EOM 2012

African Union Observer Mission to the 29 March 2012 Presidential Elections in Gambia: Preliminary statement [PDF document]  ·  Arrival statement [PDF document]

Resources

Handbooks

Voter Sensitisation Manual

Good Governance Learning Network 2011 Recognising Community voice and dissatisfaction: A Civil Society Perspective on Local Governance in South Africa.

Benchmarks for political parties

The development of benchmarks by EISA is distinguished from previous processes by firstly involving the political parties together with experts in a collaborative process of establishing a normative framework for political parties:

Election reports

Liberia report cover

Chad Political Parties database

A current, continuously maintained and expanded database of Political Parties in Chad: Profils des partis politiques tchadiens [PDF document].

Publications

 
 
 
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Resources

VRA logo

Voter Registration in Africa database

APRM Toolkit for Civil Society

A resource for civil society

Administration and Cost of Elections Project

EISA works with eight other organisations to build the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network.