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Interview: Rose Sakala reflects on her party’s Presidential election victory in Zambia

2021-09-27T11:24:14+00:00September 27th, 2021|Sub - Saharan Africa, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country's independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to [...]

Interview: Stenah Shampile reflects on her party’s Presidential election victory in Zambia

2021-09-27T11:21:20+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Sub - Saharan Africa, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country's independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to [...]

Call for applications: development of advocacy, media strategies, and facilitation services

2021-08-27T10:55:07+00:00August 27th, 2021|WFD Request for Proposal|

Context The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) through funding from Demo Finland is implementing the Kenya Inclusive Political Parties (KIPP) Programme phase II, which seeks to ensure that political parties respond to the strategic and practical needs of PWDs within their internal party structures, political commitments, policies and in the contestation of elections. The programme [...]

The extent to which political parties in Kenya are embracing inclusion of persons with disabilities

2021-08-26T13:10:35+00:00August 26th, 2021|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Political Parties, Sub - Saharan Africa|

Addressing the critical knowledge gaps within political parties to create and promote more disability inclusive political discourse, political commitments, and public policy making is fundamental for strengthening multi-party democracy. This is not a simple task though. It requires, among other things: building strong partnerships; conducting subtle research studies to generate evidence; lobbying political parties, state [...]

Lessons from deliberative democracy in Africa

2021-08-25T09:26:08+00:00August 25th, 2021|Citizen engagement, Process and Practice|

Citizen participation is at the heart of democracy. Around the world, a deliberative wave has been growing as innovative ways of involving citizens in policy-making have gained traction with governments and citizens. And Africa has not been left behind:  From deliberative participatory budgeting in Kenya, and addressing corruption in Malawi, to risk management in flood [...]

Climate change action: supporting parliamentarians in Sub-Saharan Africa to prepare for COP26

2021-07-28T12:13:52+00:00July 28th, 2021|Environmental democracy, Sub - Saharan Africa|

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time: temperatures are rising, drought and wildfires are occurring more frequently, rainfall patterns are shifting, glaciers are melting, and sea levels are rising. To mitigate this, huge changes at all levels of society, politics and businesses are required. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the [...]

Addressing climate change: Parliamentarians around the world emphasize the role of public empowerment ahead of COP26

2021-07-22T16:10:54+00:00July 18th, 2021|Environmental democracy|

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place later this year, in Glasgow, United Kingdom from 1-12 November 2021. COP26 is considered to be the most important inter-governmental meeting on the environment since the Paris Agreement in 2015. This is because it will [...]

Two crucial gender equality bills passed in Uganda after years of stalling

2021-07-06T15:15:46+00:00June 25th, 2021|CEP, Human Rights, Sub - Saharan Africa|

The general principle of equality and non-discrimination is a fundamental element of international human rights law. Creating an enabling environment in which decision-makers and civil society actors can advance equality is important in promoting inclusion in society. Unfortunately, this remains a challenge in many parts of the world. In Uganda, women, girls, and members of the LGBT+ community are [...]

Progress being made by political parties in Kenya to promote inclusion and other opportunities

2021-06-25T09:27:59+00:00June 25th, 2021|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Political Parties, Sub - Saharan Africa|

Despite the Kenyan population comprising of up to 2.2% (0.9 million) persons with disabilities (PWDs), the number of those who hold leadership positions within political parties remains significantly low. This is however gradually changing. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), through its Kenya Inclusive Political Parties (KIPP) programme funded by Demo Finland, has seen tremendous efforts [...]