Electoral Assistance in the Arab Region - Community of Practice
on Tue, April 19, 2011 at 03.19 pm
Arab States Community of Practice Meeting on Electoral Assistance
2-4 May 2011, Cairo Egypt
The Arab States Community of Practice Meeting on Electoral Assistance was designed to provide UNDP and national partners the opportunity to share experiences and develop networks. The meeting aimed to allow for practitioners in the region to share lessons learned, identify challenges and chart a strategic course of action for UNDP in the area of electoral assistance in the Arab States Region.
In view of the transitional processes already underway in Tunisia and Egypt and the transformational trend throughout the region, it was an opportune moment for UNDP to reassess how electoral assistance is delivered in the region, identify what are the needs in this area and consider options for upcoming electoral assistance programming.
The meeting brought together around 85 participants in the first day including colleagues from 13 UNDP country offices; national partners from Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt; international partners from UN EAD, IFES, IDEA; and a number of representatives of embassies in Cairo (such as the embassies of Spain, Sweden, etc). Also attending were local and regional think tanks such as Al-Kawakibi Centre and Cairo University. Attendees from different government units in Egypt included former Deputy Ministers.
This meeting was organized by the Regional Center in Cairo (RCC) in partnership with the Electoral team in BDP/DGG.
Key Meeting Documents:
Electoral Administration and the Arab World-May2011 (English / Arabic / French) - A special paper prepared by BDP/DGG to provide an overview of the fundamentals of electoral administration in relations to the transitional processes taking place in the Arab World.
- Revised DPA-UNDP Note of Guidance on Electoral Assistance 2010 (English / Arabic)
- UNDP Electoral Assistance Implementation Guide 2009 (English)
- Guide on Elections and Conflict Prevention (Arabic)
- Electoral Financing to Advance Women’s Political Participation: A Guide for UNDP Support (Arabic)
- Iraq 2010 Elections- Lessons Learned Workshop Report (English)
- Lessons Learned from UNDP’S Electoral Assistance in Sudan -2010 (English)
For more documentation: go to the page Electoral Systems and Processes