EISA's work with political parties has received the recognition of other organisations working outside the countries in which it has active projects. For instance, EISA was commissioned by the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) to provide training to political parties. A tailor-made training manual entitled Strengthening Political Party Representatives in Namibia was developed for the NID. This manual focused on five main topics namely, political parties and their functions; conflict and conflict management; leadership; external regulations of parties in Namibia and poll watching. A total of ten training workshops were conducted for 13 political parties ahead of the November 2009 elections in Namibia.