Who We Are


EISA is a not for profit organisation, established in 1996 in Johannesburg with field offices throughout the continent. Our vision is of an Africa where democratic governance, human rights and citizen participation are upheld peacefully.
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What we do

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What We Do

What we do
To promote credible elections, citizen participation and the strengthening of political institutions for sustainable democracy in Africa, EISA’s runs a number of programmes and projects.
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EISA’s 11th Annual Symposium

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the keynote address at EISA’s 11th Annual Symposium that formed part of EISA’s 20th Anniversary celebrations:

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Passing of Sir Ketumile Masire

The Chairperson of the EISA Board, the Board Members, the Executive Director and staff have learned with great sadness the passing away of the former President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, on the 22nd June 2017. As the Patron of EISA, Sir Ketumile provided guidance and advice and contributed to the growth and development of EISA.

Since his retirement in 1998 Sir Ketumile Masire was involved in numerous diplomatic initiatives in a number of African countries, working tirelessly to promote peace and stability on the African continent. This included serving as chairperson of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities Investigating the Circumstances Surrounding the 1994 Rwanda Genocide in 1998 and 2000, and his appointment as the facilitator for the Inter-Congolese National Dialogue tasked with bringing about a new political dispensation for the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2000 to 2003. He has served on numerous commissions, led election observation missions on behalf of EISA in countries such as Malawi (2004) and Lesotho (2007), the African Union and other high profile missions, and led a number of initiatives to bring peace and stability to Africa. He was the recipient of several honorary doctorates including Doctorates of Law (L.L.D.) from St. John University, New York, and Williams College, Massachusetts, in the United States (1980), and in the United Kingdom (1988) and Honorary Knighthood of the Grand Cross of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG), UK (1991).

Sir Ketumile was a man of great humility, honour and standing. EISA is proud and privileged to have had Sir Ketumile Masire as our patron.

EISA’s APRM Programme

Transformational change is what people are really aspiring to. The APRM has the capacity to transform the governance architecture of our continent.
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