In Malawi, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is currently working to promote civil society’s active engagement in electoral oversight and civic education to result in a more free and fair 2019 election. As part of this program, IFES is working to improve electoral security by promoting the integrity of elections as a sustainable vehicle for peace and democracy promotion. IFES is working with local stakeholders to build capacity in this area. IFES is also supporting peace messaging to mitigate electoral conflict and promote peaceful elections.
IFES’ key areas of work in Malawi are:
- Electoral security assistance
- Peace messaging
- Capacity building
- Election administration
- Monitoring and evaluation