Dialogue on Political Parties and Governance in the SADC region: Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
"The workshop had an impact on two levels, first it allowed parties with different origins and capacities,levels of development and political cultures to exchange experiences and to share the challenges they face in their respective countries. The parties could look at similarities and differences. Second, the interaction between political parties and researchers helped to enhance the credibility of the research and its findings.The workshop confirmed interest by high-level party representatives to have a discussion on the basis of systematic study and constructive dialogue. Indeed, the openness of the political party members and their interaction with the researchers will improve the quality of the final research product."