LEAD Training Reflecting 2021 Elections

Leadership and Conflict Management Skills for Electoral Stakeholders – reflecting on the 2021 Elections and Exploring Possible Areas for Reform.

On November 16, 2021, at the Hub Hotel in Addis Ababa, ECES and its implementing partners organized a one-day Leadership and Conflict Management Skills for Electoral Stakeholders – LEAD workshop. Representatives and members of the Coalition of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations for Elections - CECOE attended the training.

The first half of the day was focused on various LEAD concepts, while the second half began with an overview of the electoral cycle and activities in the Post-Electoral Phase; as well as a review of the Legal Framework, External observer recommendations and a learning session from election observation reports. Following that, the participants reviewed the lessons learned and strategies for managing post-election conflict.

The Leadership and Conflict Management Skills for Electoral Stakeholders - LEAD,  is a flexible learning tool that aims to enhance the leadership skills of  representatives of electoral stakeholders (namely representatives of Electoral Management Bodies - EMBs), Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Political Parties, Academics, and Practitioners; and take on broad means for preventing and/or mitigating the escalation of electoral violence and conflict through a variety of methods.

This action was implemented under the Prevention, Mitigation and Management of Electoral Conflicts and Potential Violence PEV-Ethiopia project, fully funded by the European Union.