Denis Kadima took up the position of Executive Director of EISA in December 2002. Before this, he worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) from January 2001 to November 2002 respectively as the Senior Programme Manager in Windhoek, Namibia, and Resident Director in Lesotho. Since joining EISA, Mr. Kadima has expanded the organization’s geographic and programmatic scope, which now covers the whole of sub-Saharan Africa and encompasses not only elections but also selected areas in the Democracy and Governance field (political party strengthening, legislative support, local governance, etc). Mr. Kadima is currently completing a Ph.D on political party coalitions in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He founded EISA’s Journal of African Elections, an accredited journal. He has published extensively on elections, democracy and governance. Mr. Kadima speaks French, English and basic Portuguese. Mr. Kadima was the head of the UN Integrated Referendum and Electoral Division (UNIRED).

  

Library Articles

2006
The study seeks to examine whether or not political parties have public outreach programmes and how they develop and implement these programmes. The study also seeks to assess the impact of such public outreach programmes, where these exist, on sustaining democracy in the selected countries. The col...
2006
The study seeks to examine whether or not political parties have public outreach programmes and how they develop and implement these programmes. It also seeks to assess the impact of such public outreach programmes, where these exist, on sustaining democracy in the selected countries. The collected ...
2005
Democracy, Elections
In this paper the discussion is around the aftermath of the elections in Botswana. Some of the key issues discussed : Free and Fair Elections, How the International Press saw the October Poll, the New Cabinet, Botswana Election Audit, Election Results, Opposition Party Unity in the Making."
2004
This briefing paper assesses Namibia’s third Presidential and National Assembly elections that took place from Nov 15-16 2004. The paper will be deliberating on the following key elements: polling stations, election materials, secrecy of the ballot, as well as the voting, counting and results ve...
2004
Democracy, Elections
This eighth issue of the Election Update, grapples with the critical issues that surround the election outcome and its immediate aftermath. In a broad overview examining the aftermath of the elections in each province, the following issues were discussed : Election Results and Post-Election Review,...
French
English
basic Portuguese

expertise
  • Elections

  • Political Parties

  • Election conflict management

  • Evaluations

  • Assessments

education
  • Ph.D candidate