Botswana Electoral System Reform Conference Boipuso Hall, Gaborone, Botswana 14-15 March 2006

"OSISA, EISA and the local partners in Botswana , Emang Basadi and Women’s Caucus came together to provide a forum for all stakeholders in Botswana to discuss existing problems with the electoral system and to make specific recommendations for a participative process for electoral reforms in Botswana. The specific objectives of the conference were : to initiate a debate on electoral reform in Botswana - debate the advantages and disadvantages of various electoral systems – use the platform to advocate for a participatory electoral system in Botswana – promote electoral systems that uphold women’s participation in political life – debate the issue of quota systems – initiate a movement for electoral reform in Botswana."