The project "Pro-Electoral Integrity: Project in Support to Electoral Integrity in Africa" is funded by the and via the aims at contributing to peace and security through the development of a common culture of resilience and shared values around integrity in electoral processes, by strengthening the capacities of African EMBs in conducting their own credible andinclusive elections.
In furtherance of actualising provisions of the MoU signed between ECES and the AUC-PAPS in May 2021 and also following exchanges between ECES and the AU-PAPS as per the priority of the first year of implementation of the MoU, the "Pro-Electoral Integrity" project was conceived and designed to provide technical support to a broad range of electoral stakeholders on the African continent with the overall objective of contributing to the conduct of credible, and inclusive elections in African Union Member States fostering the prevention of electoral conflicts and promotion of electoral integrity.
The project has an overall implementation period of 12 months and will support the AUC – PAPS to mainly build the resilience of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) and networks of EMBs to contribute to the challenges of electoral contexts to effectively organize elections in accordance with national and international norms and standards of democratic elections. In the framework of this project the Italian MFA has already supported the implementation of the following activities of the AU:
Thanks to this project and via the African Union, ECES has established a solid partnership with the composed of 45 electoral management bodies in Africa whose permanent Secretariat is the electoral commission of Ghana and whose Presidency is with the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission of Kenya. In this context in the upcoming months the project will also support: