The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA),deployed a mission to Liberia to conduct an independent assessment of the electoral process and contribute to its integrity through its findings and recommendations.The EISA mission was led by Her Excellency Aminata Touré, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Senegal supportedand by the Deputy Mission Leader, Mr Denis Kadima, the EISA Executive Director. The mission was comprised of 14 observers drawn from Civil Society Organisations and Election Management Bodies from 12 African countries.The mission will based its assessment on the OAU/AU Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections, the standards and obligations stipulated in the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance, the Principles for Election Management, Monitoring and Observation (PEMMO) and the International Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation.
IEOMs invited to the consultative meeting by ECOWAS included the African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), The Carter Center (TCC), ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). This was an effort to coordinate the work of the IEOMs in Liberia for the elections, and provide a platform for information and experience exchange. The Head of the ECOWAS EOM, H.E John Mahama, former president of Ghana, promised to share information and experiences with other IEOMs prior to making their assessment public. A similar information exchange meeting is due to take place prior to the release of the preliminary statements of the various missions.
The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) sent a 15 member Observer Mission mission to the 8 November 2011 run-off elections in Monrovia, Liberia. The Mission was led by Justice Irene C. Mambilima, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia. The observers were drawn from Civil Society Organisations and Election Management Bodies from Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Republic of South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.