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Victor Shale

Victor Shale works for the Electoral Institute for the Sustainability of Democracy in Africa (EISA), in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Senior Program Officer.  He is responsible for EISA’s political parties program. Mr. Shale is a conflict management expert versed in conflict management, negotiations and mediation approaches and second-track diplomacy. He has trained political parties in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sudan, Zanzibar and Uganda. He has researched, reviewed book chapters and accredited journal articles, and written journal articles and book chapters on various issues including democracy, political parties, diplomacy, conflict management and local government. His latest work includes co-editing a book When elephants Fight: Preventing and Resolving Election-related Conflicts in Africa foreworded by Former President Festus Mogae of Botswana. He has also written a chapter in the newly released book (DIS) Enabling the Public Sphere: Civil Society Regulation in Africa foreworded by Graca Machel. Shale has been commissioned as a resource person/trainer and has written training manuals for a number of organizations on political parties and conflict management and local government.

  

 

Expertise

  • Conflict Management
  • Political Parties
  • Elections
  • Local Government

Library Articles

Election Update South Africa February - July 2009

"The update provides relevant information around the electoral process and in that way promotes political dialogue among key actors, including civil society organisations, political parties, the election management body and monitors and observers. The overall goal of the Election Update project is to provide useful information on elections regarding numerous issues emanating from the 2009...

Strengthening Political Party Representatives in Namibia: Training manual

"This manual is meant to facilitate a tailor-made training workshop for political parties in Namibia in their efforts to better understand and appreciate the provisions of the electoral law. It is also meant to assist in unpacking and understanding a ‘code of conduct’ and the process of poll watching so as to promote a democratic political system in which political parties have the skills,...

Inter-Party Relations and Democracy in Botswana

"This report is a study on Botswana’s political parties and their relations. Specifically, it seeks to examine inter-party relations in order to assess the prospects for opposition party cooperation that could enhance competition for the governing mandate. The background to this study is that after decades of single party rule throughout the African continent, there has been increasing...

Political Parties Programme Handbook

"This handbook is intended to provide information about political parties. It aims to enhance political parties’ knowledge and skills on how to participate effectively in the democratisation process. This handbook therefore contains comprehensive and valuable information pertaining to political parties. While a lot of effort has been put into producing it, this handbook is only intended to...

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...

Demarcating Local Authorities' Boundaries for Good Governance versus the People-to-People Relations: the Case Study of Lesotho

"This paper looks at the local authorities’ boundaries demarcation process in Lesotho as a pre-requisite for the holding of local government elections and the implementation of local government. It also looks at the implications of such an exercise on the lives of the people. The paper argues that while the demarcation of council boundaries is mainly meant to usher local government councils...

Decentralisation, Development and Conflict: Challenges Awaiting Local Authorities in Lesotho

"This paper looks at decentralisation policy in the context of Lesotho and the challenges that await local authorities. It should be pointed out that the paper recognizes the fact that there are different forms of decentralisation, namely; deconcentration, devolution and delegation. These forms of decentralisation will not be explained nor debated here not because they are trivial but...

Ethnic Conflict in the Horn of Africa

"This paper looks at the formation of ethnicity and ethnic conflict in the Horn of Africa with particular attention to the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Firstly, conflict in the Horn of Africa at large is mapped out. Ethnic and political groups within Ethiopia and Eritrea are looked at respectively so as to analyse the outbreak of war in the two countries. The extent of external...