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2018 Integrated Electoral Strategy

Under its constitutional mandate the NPRC and  in recognition that the country has historically been characterized by episodes of conflict during elections – constraining prospects for credible and legitimate transitions; as well compromising the legitimacy of the elected government, the 2018 integrated election strategy acts as an instrument that helps the following:

  1. NPRC as one of the Chapter 12 institutions acts within it mandate in the elections and clearly articulates its objectives; and
  2. Clearly articulate the NPRC role in electoral processes and environment

Through its Prevention and Non-Recurrence Committee the strategy’s contribution towards peaceful elections in Zimbabwe by:

  1. Ensured timely analysis, scenario planning and response to conflict risks before, during and after elections as a foundation for long term peace and development in the country;
  2. Sustained strengthening national levelcommitment to Credible and Peaceful elections of key Political Actors, Security Sector, Police, Traditional Leaders and Youth among others;
  3. Mobilizing commitment for Peaceful elections from Presidential Candidates from all political parties before, during and after elections; and
  4. Mobilizing the nation for peaceful co-existence before, during and after elections through sustained messaging, dialogue, confidence building and engagement.

As elections come and go and the NPRC will continue to engage in electoral processes through:

  • The Prevention and Peace Building mandate is not an end in itself but is processes and mechanisms that seek to help a nation not slide back into violent conflict while simultaneously recognising conflict is an everyday life process;
  • Regular peace messaging through multiple medium including periodic press-briefing sessions on the state of peacefulness before, during and after elections; and  
  • Constitute and sustain a  Multi-Stakeholder Sub-Committee for Conflict Prevention (with a focus on Early Warning, Early Response)