The Election Support Project 2010 The United Nations in Tanzania is helping to prepare for free, fair and credible Parliamentary and Presidential elections in 2010. Why? This support is in response to requests from the Union and Zanzibar governments of Tanzania to help meet the technical needs of the elections. What? These technical needs include equipment, training and expert advice (national and international). Support has also been requested for voter education and voter registration over the coming year, media training, and election observation in 2010 by NGOs and others. Who? The main partners for United Nations assistance are the two official election management agencies: the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC). The assistance provided through the Commissions will enable them to better plan, prepare, conduct, manage and supervise the elections in 2010 and in the future. Other partners will include NGOs, political parties, the media, and womens networks who will help with voter education. Voter education will focus on women, people living with disabilities and marginalized groups to raise awareness of the right to vote including how and where to vote Where? The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing and managing this support with an Election Support Project. When? The project was officially launched on June 15, 2009 and will run through 2010 How? Funding is pledged by Canada, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and UNDP. The project oversight committee will include the United Nations, NEC, ZEC, government, donors and NGOs. Along with current technical assistance for free and fair elections, the goal of the UNDP Election Support Project in Tanzania is to help build the capacities of the election Commissions (NEC and ZEC), NGOs and others to enable entirely nationally supported free and fair elections in the future. UNDP has organized more than 100 Election Support Projects in countries around the world. Status Project Document signed on 15th June 2009. This is a two year project. Duration Start date: 2009 End date: 2011 Location Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar UNDP Officer Nora Pendaeli United Nations Development Programme Msimbazi Creek Plot 134-140 Kingsway Road/ Mafinga Street (Off Kinondoni Road) P.O. Box 9182, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Tel: (+255-22) 2199201-9 (General lines) Fax: (+255-22) 2668749 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Outputs, Targets,Out Comes, Objectives The Main objectives Strengthened democratic structures and systems of good governance and the application of human rights Strengthened political, parliamentary and electoral systems that enhance effective participation and representation, bearing in mind gender consideration, and greater political tolerance, oversight and credible elections The Main outcomes Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) able to plan and manage the electoral process effectively, Voter education initiatives mobilized to ensure that voters, particularly women and marginalized groups, are educated on the registration and voting process in time to vote Political parties able to contribute to ensuring the transparency of voter registration, monitoring of the elections events, effective election conflict resolution, and to support female candidates Key print, radio and TV media publishers and journalists are able to report transparently and without bias on the electoral process Key civil society networks and specialized organizations supported to enhance participation and promote fairness in the electoral process Electoral Management Bodies supported with capacity and resources to effectively coordinate Elections Observation missions Electoral Management Bodies and other key stakeholders supported in the promotion of a secure and peaceful environment during the electoral process Project Document Click here for the Project Document (in PDf-format) Corporate Thematic Area The project is within the Democratic Governance thematic area. Human rights and gender are considered cross cutting themes most prevalent in this program. Key Responsible Parties The National Electoral Commission (NEC) The Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) Other Participating Parties NGOs political parties The media and womens networks Major sources of funding (over $100,000) UNDP/ Regular : $1,000,000 DFID/UK : $9,833,000 Sweden : $6,500,000 EC : $3,800,000 Finland : $2,800,000 Netherlands : $1,000,000 Denmark : $1,000,000 Norway : $1,000,000 Switzerland : $1,000,000 MY TAKE If this is the case NEC wanashindwaje kuwalipa mawakala wakati ela ya wahisani ipo? UNDP hamjaliona ili la kuwalipa mawakala?