Lead Training on NEWA & EHRCO

With the objective of supporting the establishment of a platform composed of non-state actors (NSA), the European Center for Electoral Support (ECES) with funding support from the European Union,  organized a 2-day Leadership and Conflict Management for Electoral Stakeholders (LEAD) training for National Ethiopian Women’s Association (NEWA) and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRCO) on December 16 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The NSA platform aims at bringing together organizations working towards inclusiveness, tolerance and peace at the grassroot, regional and national level and plug this work into the electoral cycle for a meaningful contribution towards the prevention of electoral conflict and electoral violence.

The LEAD program begins with a unique experience of exploring the mental models the leaders have in context.  What is good leadership?  Using visual cards the participants are given time to give meaning and map their own understanding of leadership. These leaders will become part of a growing cohort of thousands of Ethiopians who collectively seek to cast a strong vision for the upcoming 2020 election.