EISA Mozambique: Goodwill message on 20th Anniversary

The EISA Office in Mozambique was opened in August 2004, and has operated uninterrupted for 12 years now, making it the longest-running EISA country office.

For the first 5 years, the EISA Mozambique Office focused its activities on the electoral process, supporting electoral reforms and citizen observation. In 2009, the area of political party strengthening was added to the portfolio of activities.

Since 2004, the EISA Mozambique Office has among others:

  • contributed to the reform of electoral legislation in 3 electoral cycles;
  • become a key supporter of political party strengthening in Mozambique, having assisted in the training of more than 80,000 party officials and party electoral agents;
  • provided technical assistance to the first-ever voter register audit by civil society organisations in Mozambique, in 2008;
  • provided technical assistance to citizen-led parallel vote tabulation in the general elections of 2009 and 2014, as well as in more than 20 municipal elections between 2008 and 2014; and
  • undertaken the first-ever baseline study on women in positions of leadership in Mozambique, in 2012.

Currently the EISA Mozambique Office is set to begin the implementation of a 3-year programme aimed at strengthening political party capacity to participate in governance and in the upcoming electoral cycle, supporting current electoral reform efforts and strengthening election management capacity, and further developing the quality of election observation in Mozambique.