Support to Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections

Photo: © Central Committee for Local Council Elections (CCLCE)
Status: Active
Duration: 2018 - 2020
Budget: US$ 4,574,996
Coverage: 91 Municipalities
Beneficiaries: Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE)
Focus Area: Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Project Document: Download
Partners: Government of Libya

What is the project about?

With an overall goal of building the capacity of Libya’s transitional governance structures and facilitating citizens’ participation in political processes, this project is designed to support the government of Libya in holding municipal council elections in 2018. Through support to the Central Commission for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE), the project expects to contribute to the timely planning, preparation and conduct of the upcoming municipal elections. Under the guidance of the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division and its recently approved Desk Review on Support to Libya’s Municipal Elections, the project will be implemented by UNDP through the UN’s integrated mission for Libya, UNSMIL, and under the overall leadership of the mission’s chief electoral advisor.

Objectives

The project aims to contribute towards Libya’s overall interim goal to undertake immediate critical actions which will lay the ground work for the implementation of local elections during the transition period and beyond. The project focuses on achieving two important outputs:

Output 1: Support to the inclusive planning and implementation of election operations including voter registration

Through this output, the project supports the CCMCE in preparing, planning and implementing its election operations for the holding of municipal council elections through provision of technical advice and support on inclusive voter registration, facilitation of the procurement and deployment of sensitive and non-sensitive election materials, and provision of support to the overall election operational planning and implementation.

Output 2: Facilitate public participation though support to voter and civic education and through awareness raising activities

Aware and informed voters are critical to sustaining peace and moving state formation forward. The project envisions strong support to civic and voter education efforts of both the CCMCE as well as other electoral stakeholders, though supporting CCMCE in developing a voter education strategy and action plan for the upcoming municipal council elections, as well as with civil society organizations and other key stakeholders to increase their knowledge and awareness of the importance of local elections, the electoral process and their role in democratic processes. The project has a particular focus on the participation of women, youth, differently-abled persons and other vulnerable groups.

What we have accomplished so far

The CCMCE capacity to plan and conduct future elections has improved through advisory and technical support in areas such as election operations, asset management, procurement and election technology.

Donors Contributions

FUNDING SUPPORT BY  
Donor Contribution (US$)

Germany

2,357,500

Government of Libya 1,233,734

UK

785,340

France

198,422

UNDP/UNSMIL

In-kind: UNSMIL advisors

TOTAL
4,574,996

 

Funding Support by

Amount contributed

$3,792,680

Delivery in previous fiscal year

2019 $915,321

2018 $280,618

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