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Another Political Party Capacity Building Workshop

The Namibian Institute of Democracy (NID) in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) conducted the second “Political Party Capacity Building Programme” (PPCBP) in Okahandja from the 20th of June until 24th of June 2016. The PPCBP is launched in February 2016 and will run until October 2016.

The programme is conducted in order to enrich the participants’ leadership ability and to ensure the development of organisational needs for all political parties. The programme focuses for instance on management structures and systems with regard to political campaigns or internal administration. Further, the participants are accompanied by face-to-face interviews by NID in order to ensure their personal development and to provide guidance to achieve personal objectives. Additionally, each party member has a mentor in his own party to ensure the exchange of experiences between party members.

The first workshop was already successfully held in March and April 2016 and centred around Transformational Leadership in Political Parties. In the first workshop participants were introduced to the concept of leadership and the ethics around the development of party members. In June and July 2016 the second part of the programme takes place with regard to Accountable Governance in Transformational Leadership.

The second workshop, which was held from the 20th until the 24th of June, focused on Accountable Governance in Transformational Leadership. The participants could learn about the applicability of effective governance practices to enrich their leadership abilities and to further enlarge their knowledge from the previous workshop. The training aims at providing an understanding of the importance of accountable governance and how actors and institutions can contribute towards it in a democratic state. Furthermore, its objective is to equip participants with tools to ensure effective implementation of their strategic goals.

To complete the programme, the participants are going to present their results and illustrate their solutions on an Open House day at the House of Democracy in October 2016.