A five-member delegation from the National Elections Commission (NEC), headed by Chairman Jerome Korkoya leaves the country Saturday to participate in a three-day Professional Development Program in the Namibian Capital, Windhoek.
The delegation will be in Namibia from December 17 to 19, 2013 at the invitation of the Southern African Regional Body or ECF-SADC.
The program is jointly organized by the ECF-SADC Grouping, UNDP and International IDEA and seeks to assist new Commissioners and Directors of Elections to understand their electoral roles and responsibilities and to share views on electoral matters.
The NEC delegation will join staff from other Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) from the African Continent to discuss topics that will include Legal Framework for Elections, Electoral Planning and Logistics, Stakeholder Engagement and Electoral Justice and Equity, among others.
Electoral experts and resource persons from the Southern African Region and other areas have been invited to the program to share experiences with participants. The Training program is a mandate of the regional grouping SADC aimed at fostering professional development, technical exchange and networking as well as institutionalizing capacity support for Elections Management Bodies across Africa.
Other members of the delegation include Commissioners Jeanette Ebba Davidson, Davidetta Browne Lasanah, Deputy Executive-Director for Programs, Nathan Garbie, and the Director for Gender Liaison, Roseline Nagbe-Kowo.