ECES in partnership with EISA and SADC-ESN delivered a series of Leadership and Conflict Management Training for Electoral Stakeholders (LEAD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013. The first was organised in Kinshasa, between August 26 and 31, 2013. Other trainings were carried ot throughout September 2013, in Lubumbashi and Bukavi. The participants were primarily representatives of organisations from the civil society focused on electoral observation.
The trainings included also members from the Independent Central Electoral Commission (CENI) and representatives of the security forces, the media and the justice sector, consequently offering an important forum for sharing experience and lesson learned regarding conflict prevention and management.