Capacitating Community Learning Centres on Democracy and Elections

Capacitating Community Learning Centres on Democracy and Elections

A five-day workshop on developing capacities of Community Learning Centres (CLCs) on facilitation, management and civic education was organised in Bhaktapur from 5 – 9 August 2019. The participants of the workshop included members of 22 CLCs from Bhaktapur municipality. The CLC is a community-based non-formal educational institution that provides a range of services and […]

Solomon Islands: Supporting women leaders in small communities


On 23 July, the project marked the launch of the “Outstanding Women of Solomon Islands” initiative, focusing on the identification and acknowledgement of women leaders in small communities. The aim of the initiative is to draw out the women who are most valued and respected in their communities because of their actions, behaviour or just […]

Nepal Celebrates the World Press Freedom Day

Nepal Celebrates the World Press Freedom Day

This year, Nepal marked World Press Freedom Day with the theme: “Media for Democracy and Peace: Journalism and Elections in the Age of the Internet.” Nepal’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT), the Election Commission Nepal (ECN), the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) together with the European Union (EU), UNESCO Nepal and UNDP organised […]

Peaceful General Election in the Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands elections

On 3 April 2019, Solomon Islands held the first national general election since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June 2017. The polling, organized by Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO), was smooth with no serious disruptions, and the results for all 50 constituencies were announced by 7 April. The […]

Legislative elections held peacefully in Guinea-Bissau


Legislative elections were held in Guinea Bissau on 10 March in a “peaceful and orderly manner”.  Polling stations generally opened on time (7 am) and early morning turnout was the most significant. Throughout the day, no major security incident was reported. Security officers were present in many polling stations except few, in the regions of […]

A workshop on voter awareness in Solomon Islands

Voter awanress Solomon Islands

On 23-25 January 2019, a three-day workshop was organised in Honiara continued to build knowledge of civil society organisations (CSOs) partners on face-to-face voter awareness related issues and monitoring of activities and results reporting. The workshop was attended by 23 participants (12 women) from 8 CSOs. The focus was to review the awareness activities on […]

Observers note “general improvement” in Madagascar’s presidential runoff vote

Improvement Madagascar presidential elections

The second round of the presidential election on 19 December 2018 was peaceful and transparent according to the preliminary statement by the EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), who also noted a general improvement in the voting process (see here). The authorities remained neutral and the security forces secured the process before, during and after […]

Capacity building support to women political leadership In Solomon Islands

Capacity building support to women political leadership

On 4 December 2018, a four day training was organised in Rock Haven Inn, Honiara. The training has been attended by 35 women leaders from all provinces of Solomon Islands and included 24 aspiring candidates for national election. These participants are involved with different civil society and community based organisations. The training was interactive through […]