Expected Result (1): Raised capacities, profiles and performance of province-level electoral conflict mediation panels.
- Revise the recruitment plan for conflict mediation panels;
- Implement the recruitment plan for conflict mediation panel coordinators and panellists;
- Implementation of the “Leadership and Conflict management training for Electoral Stakeholders (LEAD)”, training of trainers for the recruited coordinators of the provincial conflict mediation panels, including individual mentoring and advisory support services to these pool of “master trainers”;
- Implementation of LEAD cascades at central and provincial level: conflict management, mediation, community-dialogue and leadership training;
Expected Result (2): Sensitise and engage a wider audience in national call for peace and tolerance via a nation-wide sensitisation and outreach campaign for awareness-raising of election related violence and conflict. Document the combined work of the provincial conflict mediation panels and peace infrastructures and produce a handbook subjected to peer review.
- Map already existing early warning mechanisms and support the coordination and communication of connecting these to the conflict mediation panels, ant to establish links and forums for exchange in conflict mapping and establish an early warning mechanisms;
- Produce a comprehensive handbook on the conflict mediation panels: its role and functioning, from recruitment to how to tackle election related conflict and potential violence in each province given its particular socio-economic and cultural features and the panels interplay with peace infrastructures as well as local CSOs, CBOs and FBOs;
- Planning sensitisation and information outreach campaign, foremost among CSOs, youth wings and women’s organisations in carrying out campaigns to foster community dialogues and support peace;
- A sensitization and information outreach capaign based around “A Political Safari: An African Adventure in Democracy Building”, which was developed and inspired by the award-winning film “An African Election” produced and directed by Jarreth Merz together with ECES;
Expected Result (3): Ensure that the South African experience, and the provincial conflict management model unique not only in the region but also internationally, is shared both within the country with key institutions and in the extension, with other countries
- Seminars, round-tables and workshops to connect the conflict mediation panels working with key South African institutions such as SALGA, political parties, the ministry of justice and the Parliament;
- Organise two regional conferences on election conflict prevention and management with the IEC in a central role whereby the handbook is presented and debated, inviting other Commissions to share experiences and lessons learned;