DW AngolaCivic and Electoral Education Project - Part 1

Civic and Electoral Education Project - Part 1


The Civic and Electoral Education Project has its roots in PEC (Civic Education Project) which was originally conceived post the ceasefire to work with ex-combatants. The Civic Education Project evolved into the Civic and Electoral Education Projects I and II (PECE I & PECE II) which were specifically designed to prepare provinces for the 2008 elections and prevent conflict.

JEPC is a partnership between the various youth institutions of the civil society, churches, Government and political parties. JEPC was created in Luanda 29th April 2005 and ended April 2007.

The Directive Committee was consisted of members from the partnership and played an important role on achieving the objectives of the project:

    •    Promote a sustainable peace "post-conflict" for youth in Angola
    •    Strengthen peace, democracy, justice and reconciliation among the youth;
    •    Strengthen the institutional Capacity building of our partners;
    •    Promote events that develop Skills and knowledge on leadership, conflict resolution, conflict management, civic education, human rights and financial management of the projects. 
    •    Create networking experiences at local, provincial, national and international level;
    •    Promote the constructive consensus in the base of the dialogue to reach a common agreement and achieve national reconciliation;
    •    Promote a culture of peace among the youth within their communities.
Planning initiatives that aim to strengthen the engagement of youth within the civil society, national organizations, Government, churches, non-governmental organizations and political parties to the challenges of the Angolan youth.

The project targets youths from the age of 14 to 30.

Areas of intervention

Promotion and constructive consensus for national conciliation; Promotion of human rights; Support initiatives that strengthen transition for an inclusive, sustainable and mature democracy in Angola; Promotion of debates, discussion in matters concerning peace and citizenship; Social justice, Poverty reduction, and others related issues; Promotion of civic education, create space for dialog, forums, talks and respect for diversity and differences; Promotion of gender equality; 

Promotion of related activities that may bring about the restoration of lost culture and values by making use of ondjango, theatre, tournaments, music, dances, youth camp, field duties, data collection documentation, hospital visits, street clean up, tree planting, all under the header of peace initiatives.

Provinces of Intervention 

Luanda, Huíla, Moxico, Kuando Kubango, Huambo and Bié