The Leadership and Conflict Management Skills for Electoral Stakeholders (LEAD) is one of the 21 approaches and copyrights that help us support the electoral stakeholders in our projects. 

The overall objective of this workshop is to examine ways in which representatives of electoral stakeholders, namely representatives of EMBs, non-governmental organisations, political parties, academics, and practitioners, can improve their leadership skills and adopt means for preventing and/or mitigating the escalation of electoral violence and conflict throughout the respective electoral cycle.

LEAD is a flexible learning tool customised according to the specific context and target group. It provides participants with the resources and skills needed to replicate the training and thus guarantee its sustainability. LEAD uses adult education techniques with a value-based approach. Instead of relying on conventional teaching methods such as lecturing, LEAD is activity-based. It focuses on practical problem-solving for the real-time challenges that electoral stakeholders face.

We are implementing the LEAD training in the framework of our EU-funded project, Projet d'Appui au Renforcement de la Démocratie en République de Guinée (PARD-Guinée). Our Senior LEAD trainer, Sylvestre Somo, is currently in Kankan, where we will train members of the local administration in the prefectures of Kankan and Kouroussa, ten members of civil society, journalists and members of the youth parliament.

This training will provide the members of the involved institutions with the skills to solve possible problems they will face in their delicate work.