See also: EPP: Partnership and Support to Regional Economic Communities

EISA working with the African Union Commission

Through innovative and trust-based partnerships throughout the African continent and beyond, EISA engages in mutually beneficial capacity reinforcement activities aimed at enhancing all partners` interventions in the areas of elections, democracy and governance. EISA partners with electoral management bodies, political parties, civil society organisations, local government structures, parliaments, Pan-African organisations, Regional Economic Communities and donors. EISA is also part of major global networks working on election assistance and support. EISA has worked with civil society organisations in a dozen African countries,thus enabling them to assess electoral processes in a credible and professional manner and/or contribute to electoral reform efforts. Our services have continued to be sought after by national, sub-regional and continental partners well beyond the Institute's human capacity.

African Union

EISA has worked with the African Union Commission and the Pan African Parliament since 2003 and 2007 respectively.Read more...

EISA's ECCAS liaison office

In June 2010, EISA signed a MoU with the Economic Community of Central African States and in April 2015 a liaison office was opened.Read more...

Other regional partnerships

EISA Signing MoU with EAC

EISA's technical assistance has also included supporting the inauguration and induction of the SADC Electoral Advisory Council. Signing MoU with EAC EISA has trained and briefed SADC observers ahead of elections for half a decade and this work has continued since. In September 2010 Eisa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the East African Community.

DOP Group

EISA is a member of the United Nations' Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation Group DOP Group.

ACE Electoral Knowledge Network


EISA is an active member of the ACE Knowledge Network, the most reputable global election network, an online information resource covering all aspects of election administration.

National partnerships

At national level EISA worked with election stakeholders, such as civil society organisations, political parties and Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) to help them to reinforce their capacity for the delivery of transparent, credible and peaceful elections. To facilitate these efforts Field Offices were opened for various lengths of time in countries as diverse as Angola, Burundi, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.