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CVE SHOULD BE MAINSTREAMED IN SCHOOL CURRICULA

Civic and Voter Education (CVE) is important not only for potential voters but also to school-going individuals who are future voters because they must be included in the electoral process. This was said by Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) Chairman Steve Duwa during a meeting with a delegation from Lesotho Independent Electoral Commission on Wednesday, 8 April.

The meeting which was held at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) convened to discuss and compare civic and voter education process of Malawi and Lesotho.

Duwa further said the National Taskforce on Electoral Reforms, which is co-chaired for MESN, has included CVE as one of the thematic areas that needs to be reformed.

As MESN, we want CVE to be an important and ongoing process in the electoral system. Students and pupils should also be in the know of what goes on before and during the electoral process,” said Duwa.

One of the delegates from Lesotho Lydia Liqabang Macheli said that she was grateful for the information that MESN had shared because their country is trying to adopt a new electoral system.

“Our elections are not continuous and the CVE is usually election-motivated. We are however planning to adopt a system that is long term and provides CVE even after the elections,” said Macheli.

National COnference on Electoral Reforms December 2014

MESN is pleased to release the report on the National Conference on Electoral Reforms held in Lilongwe, Golden Peacock Hotel on the 11th – 12th December 2014.

National Conference on Electoral Reforms (PUBLICATION)

 

ELECTION REPORT 2014

Malawi Electoral Support Network  is pleased to release the Election Report for the 20th May 2014 Tripartite Elections. Click here to read the Final Report

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTORAL REFORMS IN MALAWI

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PRESS RELEASE

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTORAL REFORMS IN MALAWI

9th December, 2014

To strengthen the movement for electoral reforms in Malawi, Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) spearheaded the process of inclusion and consultation through the formation of a National Taskforce on Electoral Reforms in Malawi. Members of the taskforce are: Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Public Affairs Committee (PAC), National Democratic Institute (NDI), Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), Malawi Law Commission, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, NGO Gender Coordination Network, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN). Read more…

CALL FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO MAKE SUGESSTIONS ON ELECTORAL REFORMS IN MALAWI

Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) has embarked on a countrywide consultative process on possibility of electoral reforms in Malawi. This has come about due to a number of challenges faced during the May 2014 tripartite elections.

MESN conducted a national post-election review conference in June 2014 that made some recommendations for improving conduct of elections in Malawi. Recently, MESN has also conducted three regional dialogue meetings with civil society groups, faith based organizations, academia, political parties, government ministries and departments, traditional leaders, youth and women groups.

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Women Participation in the 2014 Tripartite Elections in Malawi MESN June 26 2014 Lilongwe

REAL PRESENTATION AT MESN

Presentation of the Malawi Case 4

MESN Post-Electin Draft for Mandala

MESN NATIONAL REVIEW CONFERENCE – JUNE 2014