As a result of the official request from the national authorities of Congo Brazaville, the Organisation International de la Francophonie organised an information and evaluation mission in the country from November 30th until December 9th, 2013. The overall objective of this mission was to assess the progress made by the country in the planning and control of the electoral process.
During the mission, ECES and OIF experts engaged in discussions about lessons learned with local actors and identified the major needs ahead of the electoral process. As a result, ECES and OIF experts have identified the major vulnerabilities and suggested the electoral assistance activities that could best support the run up to elections, in line with the Bamako Declaration of the 3rd November 2000.
The mission focused mainly on:
- The overall national socio-political context;
- The legal framework of elections;
- The institutions involved in the electoral process and their collaboration;
- The electoral list and the protection of personal data;
- The national capacity to finance elections;
- The media coverage of election campaigns and the regulation of media during elections;
- Electoral disputes resolution and management.
For this mission, ECES was represented by Mr Kabata K. KABAMBA, Professor and General Secretary of the Ecole de formation en Afrique Centrale (EFEAC).