ZCID rolls out its capacity building project for political parties

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The Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) in partnership with the Netherlands Institute on Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) is conducting strategic planning processes on poll watching for political parties in Zambia.

The activity has been scheduled from April to mid-May 2016 and is targeting a total of fifteen (15) political parties and its overall objective is to increase the capacity of political parties to undertake effective poll watching.

In order to achieve this objective, the targeted political parties will be expected to develop plans that will clearly outline the specific activities to be undertaken during poll watching.

This process will facilitate the identification of all the necessary resources required for the effective implementation of these plans.

ZCID and NIMD hope these plans will serve two major purposes; the first one is to enable political parties to prepare themselves adequately for the poll watching exercise in the 2016 General Election, while the second one is to provide a basis upon which political parties can tangibly undertake resource mobilization activities.

So far, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) have undertaken this Planning process at the Mika Convention Centre in Chongwe District. A total of forty-four (44) members from these parties, drawn from both the national and all the provinces participated in the Process.

According to most of the participants interviewed, the training was important because it clearly illustrated that the poll watching exercise requires meticulous preparation, mobilization of the necessary resources and adequate training of the agents.

The participants also observed that such strategic planning had been overlooked in the previous processes of the party’s poll watching programmes.

In addition, most of the participants explained that the process of planning enabled them to acquire a holistic picture of the poll watching exercise, thereby building their confidence in understanding the party’s roadmap towards 11 August 2016.

Meanwhile, ZCID director, Horrance Chilando has called on all the participating political parties to utilise the skills obtained on strategic planning in the other operations of the parties in order to enhance the overall performance of the Party


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