EISA opened an office in Madagascar in 2007 with a specific focus on encouraging greater participation by women in public life and is focused on:
Some work in the Comoros was also undertaken in 2009 and 2010.
In February 2011 EISA extended its the Strengthening Electoral and Democratic Processes project by expanding the scope of its democracy strengthening activities in Madagascar which aimed at:
See also: Chronological overview of work.
Goodwill message on EISA’s 20th Anniversary
Opened in 2007 with a specific focus on encouraging greater participation of women in decision making processes, EISA Madagascar has broadened its activities to democracy strengthening activities by working particularly with the EMB, CSOs, Parliament and political parties
Jessica Ranohefy ANDREAS, Projects Manager – jessica[at]eisa.org.za
Donor support and funds
The Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry funds the “Strengthening Women Participation in Democracy and Governance” project in Madagascar and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) the “Promoting the Representation of Malagasy Women in Politics and Public Affairs” project. Further finding comes from Danida, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).