ZIM-ECO is a response to the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) request for UN capacity building support to ZEC.
From 26 May to 5 June 2015, the UN fielded a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) to undertake wider stakeholder consultations to evaluate the electoral environment, the legal and institutional framework governing the electoral process and the capacity and needs of the various election stakeholders in response to the request.
The Mission recommended support for immediate short-term assistance in voter registration, voter education and budget formulation, followed by development of a long term programme of capacity development for ZEC and other election stakeholders.
A multi-year project was signed in July 2016 to support capacity building for ZEC, strengthen voter registration, develop a robust voter education programme and foster effective ZEC engagement with election stakeholders.
Chief technical advisor