Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa
Places of work
In pursuit of its vision, EISA has opened the following field offices:
Central Africa regional office (Gabon) In June 2010, EISA signed a MoU with the Economic Community of Central African States and, after successful collaboration in April 2015 a liaison office was opened.
Côte d'Ivoire : An office was opened in June 2020, specifically for the implementation of a program to assessment of the integrity of the 2020 presidential and legislative elections through the deployment of an Election Observation Mission in partnership with the Carter Center (see also EISA Côte d'Ivoire (2008-2009)).
Madagascar: EISA opened an office in Antananarivo in 2007 with a focus on encouraging participation by women in public life. In February 2011 expanded its scope of activities to contribute to the enhancement of electoral and democratic processes.
Mozambique: The office in Maputo, opened in July 2004 has worked on both regional and country specific activities.
Niger: EISA launched its Niger field office programme in June 2020 to support the Electoral Commission and the Media Regulator to further credible, inclusive, and peaceful local, presidential, and parliamentary elections in 2020 and 2021.
Somalia: EISA developed a four year programme aimed at contributing to the capacity building of key state and non-state actorsto achieve the peace and state-building goals of the Somali Compact Agreement.
Zimbabwe: EISA's office in Harare provides support to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission so that it could manage electoral processes in an efficient, effective, democratic and transparent manner.
Previous field offices
EISA's field offices in the past included:
Angola: EISA Angola opened in Luanda in May 2004, to provide ongoing support to electoral stakeholders and was closed at the end of 2006.
Burundi: Following a fact finding mission in late 2004 EISA opened an office in Bujumbura to provide assistance to the EMB and to strengthen the capacity of political parties and civil society to participate in the electoral process.
Central African Republic (2013-2016): The EISA office was opened in Bangui in 2013 to assist in the country's return to democracy and on completion of this mandate the office was closed in December 2016.
Chad: Through its field office in N'Djamena EISA contributed to the implementation of the peace agreement, citizen observation capacity building, and political parties strengthening. The office closed in May 2013.
Côte d'Ivoire (2008-2009): A short term office was opened in July 2008 and was closed on 31 December 2009. EISA's Côte d'Ivoire office based in Abidjan supported the Convention de la Société Civile Ivoirienne with it citizen observation project.
Democratic Republic of Congo: In February 2004 EISA established its DRC field office in Kinshasa to contribute to efforts toward a smooth and peaceful political transition. The office was closed in 2011 with the completion of its mandate.
Egypt: EISA opened a short term field office in Cairo in support of its election observer missions to the various processes that followed the Arab Spring, from late 2011 until May 2013.
Kenya: With its office in Nairobi, EISA implemented activities aimed at strengthening and sustaining democratic institutions and electoral processes in Kenya from 2010 to early 2016.
Mali (2018-2019): EISA re-opened its Mali office with the objective of contributing to the participation of Malian civil society in the promotion of reconciliation, social cohesion and credible elections.
Mali (2013-2015): EISA opened an office in the Republic of Mali on 15 May 2013 until the end of 2014, providing support to strengthening political parties and training election conflict mediators.
Sudan: In 2008, EISA opened a short term office in Khartoum conducting a conflict mapping review to gain a better understanding of conflict challenges facing the country to contribute to a more peaceful election planned for 2010.
Zambia: In 2016 and 2017 EISA worked with local partners towards creating synergies in carrying out voter and civic education and deploying election monitors in a co-ordinated and synchronised way.