On 4th February 2016, Women Leadership Development in partnership with Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and supported by the European Union conducted a training for Short Term Observers Eureka Hotel in Kampala. This training will be followed by another in Mbale on the 10th February 2016.
The 66 participants were selected from the Western, Northern and Central regions of the country. They were selected from constituencies that have women contesting for mainstream political positions, hard to reach areas and those presumed to be hot spots during the elections.
The purpose of the training was to equip the observers with knowledge and skills for the participants to be able to observe, document and produce E-Day reports that will capture gender issues of the entire Election Day activities which will inform and shape the recommendations to be made to relevant stakeholders. Information for Election Day process was shared which included the legal framework, shaping the electoral processes and code of conduct. This process is also an effort to increase participation of citizens and particularly women in observing and monitoring elections.
The representative from the Delegation of the European Union, Ms. Rosette Meya urged the participants to abide by the ethics and conduct of election observing so as to produce credible and authentic reports.