ECES is pleased to announce the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding with PROMEDIATION, a non-profit-making association wotking in the field of mediation and negociation in Africa.
Through this collaboration, ECES and PROMEDIATION emphasise the importance of understanding the conflict dynamics of electoral processes through a multi-phased, multi-level, empowerment and multi-partiality approach.
The MoU seeks to develop joint ways for the two organisations to work together in consolidating democratic processes in conflict zones, in accordance with the EU's Global Strategy and its Integrated Approach.
Through benefiting from the resources that each partner has and tapping into each other's' specific set of skills and experiences, this MoU will foster the development of new ways to engage in a preventive manner, providing support throughout the phases prior, during and after elections. These phases come with their own sets of dynamics and hence call for a tailored and multi-layered approach to any intervention that sets out to manage peaceful democratic transitions. Using all the available tools is hereby essential and this includes the facilitation of dialogue.
Multi-track dialogue implies structured interactions amongst electoral stakeholders, as well as between electoral and non-non-electoral ones and can serve as a tool to diffuse political tensions. By integrating mediation and dialogue into the toolkit used to resolve or prevent election-related violence, ECES and PROMEDIATION will jointly engage in conflict zones to prevent or reduce election-related violence.
A number of collaborations will be developed under this newly signed agreement.
PROMEDIATION is a non-profit-making association under the law of 1901 bringing together professional mediators and experts in the field of mediation and negotiation. Promediation's teams combine both mediation skills and long field experience in Africa. Promediation is a flexible organisation, of modest size, which allows it to demonstrate a great capacity to adapt to political developments and the varied contexts of the African countries and regions in which we intervene. We are convinced that adaptability and discretion are key features of our work.