STEP: Civic & Voter education


EISA launches a digital toolkit on civic and voter education in Africa

January 2023

EISA is launching its first ever E-toolkit on civic and voter education in Africa in recognition of the importance of civic participation in any democracy. The toolkit is a growing resource for the planning, execution, and evaluation of civic and voter education initiatives. Registered users will access relevant resources for free in the CVElog, a searchable online repository of civic and voter education materials from around Africa and beyond. Users will also have access to a guide on voter education programme development as well as a set of practical and customisable tools contained in the interactive toolbox. The E-toolkit is also accessible to users equipped with visual aids. The digital resource is available in English, French and Portuguese at the Live link A tutorial video is also available on the landing page.


VCE toolkit fully developed and digitilised in English

The citizen observation, follow-up and advocacy guide was further developed. Furthermore, the digitization of the English, French and Portuguese versions of the guide was fully completed. The audio version of the guide in English was also built in online. The development of the audio version of the guide was completed in French. The development and digitization of the English version of the toolkit was fully completed.

Civic and Voter Education (CVE) toolkit components further developed

April 2022

The CVE guide was finalised. The digitisation of the English version of the final VCE guide commenced and will be completed by end of April 2022. The guide was translated into French and Portuguese. Digitisation of French and Portuguese will commence as soon as the digitisation of the English version is completed. The toolkit is an online resource to enable key role players to deliver impactful democracy education campaigns and increase collaboration in the design and implementation of effective results-oriented country-level CVE programs. It is made up of three interrelated components: a toolkit overview, a manual and an interactive toolbox.


Development of updated civic and voter education demo videos

A updated version of the overview video on the sign-in page and the navigation video in the dashboard was produced. The demo video explains how to navigate the toolkit. The back-end page of the toolkit was also developed.


Additional VCE Toolkit Components Developed

In September, EISA hired a digitisation specialist through a competitive selection and recruitment process in order to assist with the development of the online toolkit. A second draft of the online manual and draft templates for the interactive toolbox were completed by the EPT Specialist and reviewed by the reference group. A search categorisation matrix was developed for the VCE log, and video clips were produced for the online manual.


Civic and Voter (CVE) toolkit developed

The interactive toolbox templates and the overview section of the CVE toolkit were completed by the EPT specialist, edited, and translated into French and Portuguese, and sent to the Digitisation Specialist. The Digitisation Specialist produced a first version of demo videos on how to navigate the toolkit. He also completed the digitization of a component of the toolkit, the repository of CVE resources, and created a website for the it. The website will be launched publicly when other toolkit components have been digitised.

Civil society organisations

EISA developed a digital booklet for civil society organisations (CSOs) delineating the main constitutional and electoral legal framework changes brought about by the political agreement between the Government of Mozambique and Renamo in February and their impact on decentralisation, local governance and the electoral process. The booklet was presented at a workshop on 27 September at Gloria Hotel, Maputo, to 13 representatives (46% women and 46% youth) from seven civil society platforms and organisations and was published on the EISA website for public access and further disseminated by email to several local citizen platforms.