In January 2022 EISA re-opened its office in the Central African Republic. Following the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, the Central African Republic has planned to complete the electoral cycle by holding the local elections (municipal and regional) in September 2022. These will be the first local elections to be held since 1988, and are a key point in the CAR's decentralization policy.
To achieve this objective EISA partnered with Réseau arc-en-ciel (RAC; "Rainbow Network"), with whom EISA worked in 2015. RAC began as a network of 14 CSO, but this number was increased to 17 for the sake of greater inclusivity.
More specifically, the project includes:
EISA met RAC to share the content of the new project, their role in the project and the project management rules. A draft MoU was submitted to the 17 CSO partners of RAC clearly indicating EISA's role as the technical and financial manager of the project and that of the CSOs as beneficiaries and implementing partners.
Seventeen trainers were trained to conduct workshops for 150 observers recruited from 17 partner CSOs who were deployed to 13 prefectures and 58 sub prefectures to observe voter registration. The EOM was launched on 16 October 2020.
On June 25, 2021, Reseau arc-en-ciel released its general Report on the electoral process. The presentation ceremony, which took place at the Ledger hotel in Bangui, saw the presence of donors, as well as national and international actors.
Marie Laure Digbeu, Country Representative: marie[at]eisa.org
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EISA CAR is financed by the European Union.