Bujumbura, 29th – 30th August 2018: The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) facilitated a 2-day workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi from 29th -30th August, 2018 on ICGLR’s Thematic Focus on Democracy and Elections. The workshop brought together relevant staff, financial and technical partners of the Democracy and Good Governance (DGG) programme at the ICGLR Secretariat.
Other participants were drawn from the ICGLR, EU, EISA, IGAD, Embassy of China, Embassy of German, EAC, ECOWAS, and the Open Society Foundation. The objectives of the workshop was to strengthen the ICGLR’s role in the promotion of democracy in the region as a means to achieving peace and stability and also to strengthen its institutional strategy on DGG by adopting an approach that strengthens the link between the two pillars of the DGG Programme.
The workshop reviewed the ICGLR strategy and developed a plan of action on enhancing the output of its Democracy and Good Governance programme.