Both the NEC Chairperson and the New UNDP Resident Representative underscored the importance of sustaining the partnership in supporting NEC’s Electoral cycle, even ahead of the 2023 General Elections as it pertains to implementing the UNDP Electoral Support Project for 2020-2024. For his part, UNDP Rodrigues spoke of this organization’s work with NEC and other International Donors and Local Partner’s efforts to deepen women’s political participation through Legislation, urging the NEC to put in place measures to re-enforce, and or re-strategize to ensure full participation of women in politics.
The New UNDP Resident Representative said ongoing dialogue on Electoral Law Reform embraces the advocacy around maintaining the 30 percent for women to the Legislature, as law, with a strong leadership role for NEC and the importance of creating and maintaining a critical may of women as law makers. The NEC Boss assured that the NEC has put into place the mechanism to address 30 percent quota for women which is one of the key promises NEC submitted to the authority in their process to reform the laws in Liberia.
The UNDP Resident Representative to Liberia was accompanied to the headquarters of the NEC by the Deputy UNDP Resident Representative for Programs to Liberia Violet Baffour, Governance Team Leader, James Monibah and thee Chief Technical Advisor to Liberia Linka Holmokova.