Regional dialogue on constitutionalism and electoral reform

Dar es salaam, 7th May, 2015

With the proud support of the Ford Foundation East African Regional Office, the East Africa Law Society convened constitutional law experts, heads of electoral management bodies, and bar leaders from across East Africa for a two day dialogue forum on constitutionalism and electoral reform in East Africa at the Ramada Resort Hotel in Dar es salaam. 

The meeting, themed, “Policy Developments on Electoral Management in East Africa” and held on the 6th and 7th of May was convened with the aim of; critically discussing the on-going constitutional developments within the EAC Partner states and ascertaining whether they incorporate best regional practices in the management and administration of electoral processes; facilitating the deliberation by legal professionals and National electoral bodies on the progress made in implementing recommendations arising out of the 2013 EALS regional conference on Constitutionalism and electoral reforms in East Africa;  considering, validating and adopting the draft East Africa Law Society Model Election Observation Manual for Bar Associations in East Africa; and considering emerging issues from the electoral landscape in ‘East Africa with a view to to developing collective solutions. 


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