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Denis Kadima

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).

  

Expertise

  • Elections
  • Political Parties
  • Election conflict management
  • Evaluations
  • Assessments

Education

  • Ph.D candidate

Library Articles

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Political Parties in the SADC Region Through Public Outreach Programmes: Focus on Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia

"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 data in this component was analysed and used to inform an agenda for regional dialogue. A...

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Political Parties in the SADC Region Through Public Outreach programmes: Focus on Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia

"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 collected data in this component was analysed and used to inform an agenda for regional dialogue...

Election Update 2004 Botswana No 3

"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."

Election Update 2004 Namibia No 3

"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 verification processes. It will also focus on voter turnout, announcement of the results, the...

Election Update 2004 South Africa No 8

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, Ten years of Democracy and the State of Opposition politics in South Africa.

Election Update 2004 South Africa No 7

This election update has several articles on the events of the elections in each province in South Africa. The articles were written by several authors. Dirk Kotze discussed the Election phase in 2004. Rod Alence wrote about the 2004 elections and democratic governance in South Africa. Sydney Letsholo discussed how the voting process proceeded in Gauteng. Michael O’Donovan reviewed the voting...

Election Update 2004 South Africa No 4

In this fourth issue of the Election Update, various dimensions of conflict and elections were explored and how election related conflicts can best be managed. Several authors contributed to this paper. Dr Cheryl Hendricks discussed Political Violence and intimidation, Ilona Tip's article discussed : Managing Conflict as well as Preparing for the 2004 ELECTIONS. Khabele Matlosa and Dirk...