NEBE Lesson Learned Validation Workshop
The National Election Board of Ethiopia started conducting its lessons learned validation workshop on the 6th General Election today, April 28, 2022
Following the 6th General Election, the Board has begun compiling its lessons learned exercise in order to examine NEBE's implementation of all aspects of the electoral process. Over 400 stakeholders, including members of the Board, staff, regional office heads, political parties, election observers, civil society, federal and regional government officials, judiciaries, security, and legal bodies, and partners such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), European Center for Electoral Support (ECES), and other supporting organizations, participated in this process.
The methodology implemented for the assessment conforms to the key electoral principles of Independence, Impartiality, Transparency, Professionalism, Inclusivity, and Sustainability. The thematic areas are of the electoral cycle such as legal and institutional reform, election operational planning and implementation, voter registration, candidate registration, election campaign, polling, counting, election results management, election dispute resolution, election observation, voter education, gender and inclusion, etc.
During the two days of the workshop, findings from the lessons learned exercise including the challenges and successes were presented in the presence of the aforementioned stakeholders.
The Board will soon publicize the report on the findings and the practical recommendations gained from the workshop.