Enhancing Democratic Participation in Chad: EISA Launching the Training of Civic Educators

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The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) launched a Civic and voter education Training the Trainers’ workshop. This workshop marks the beginning of a series of civic education activities EISA intends to conduct in major cities across Chad.

The activity is aimed at informing citizens on pressing governance related issues within the country. The 12 to 14 March 2024 workshop offered participants the opportunity to reflect on the characteristics of democracy – focusing on the role of elections in democracy.

The selection of trainers was made from among the best and most experienced BRIDGE facilitators already trained by EISA. This selection reflects their proven expertise and ability to deliver quality training, emphasizing the principles of democracy, electoral processes, and the skills necessary for active civic participation.

This training comes in the context of the presidential election scheduled for May 6, 2024. With the candidacies of General Mahamat Idriss Deby, President of the Transition, and Dr. Succes Masra, Prime Minister of the Transition, this election is a pivotal moment for Chad’s democracy.

Dr Pierre Kadi Sossou is the Country Director for EISA’s Chad office.

This blog post was made possible by the financial support of the European Union under the Grant Agreement No. NDICI AFRICA/2022/435-927. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of EU.