The project is structured around four outputs:
In contrast to past efforts, the scope of the project’s outputs emphasizes a broader conceptual approach toward engaging key actors in fostering democratic development in Malawi.
This methodological shift reflects an appreciation for the anticipated challenges likely to arise for the elections in 2019 and draws from the experience of past processes and, among others, is aimed at strengthening the capacity of MEC to address the multi-dimensional challenges of election administration.
As such, in addition to the support to the MEC, the project will support identified key stakeholders whose work directly impacts on the conditions conducive for credible and genuine elections.
In substance, this multifaceted approach will seek to enhance the engagement of the MEC in managing the electoral process by engendering higher levels of capacity, engagement and ownership among influential stakeholders in the electoral process, and thereby, furthering the acceptance of outcomes.
Equally, the coordination of these efforts through a single project will ensure strengthened horizontal dialogue among stakeholders and commensurately improve the coherency, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of national and international efforts to support Malawi’s electoral process and democratic development.
The expected core outcomes of the project will be:
Chief technical advisor
Capacity development specialist