ECES' and the IEC's contribution to a contained electoral process is limited to conflict prevention, mitigation and management using already existing infra-structures of peace. Therefore, The overall objective of the action is to support the prevention, mitigation and management of election-related conflicts and potential violence that may arise prior to, during and after the 2019 general elections.
The following specific objectives have been prioritised:
- Enhance leadership and conflict management capacities among key players such as the coordinators and volunteers of the province conflict mediation panels;
- Revive existing peace infrastructures and connect its work to the province conflict mediation panels by providing secretariat services i.e. coordination, inclusion in capacity building, institutional support;
- Support regional/international peer exchange meant to bridge the IEC with EMBs in other countries in order to share best practices pertaining to conflict prevention and management.