CEPPS works with members of the National Assembly, executive branch, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to enhance inclusive constitutional and electoral reform processes, government transparency and accountability, and overall responsiveness to citizens.
CEPPS uses a multifaceted approach to support the constitutional and electoral reform by working with government and electoral stakeholders, and Gambian civil society and constituents.
CEPPS assesses citizens’ priorities through qualitative and quantitative public opinion research and partners with CSOs to raise awareness among citizens about the constitutional review process. CEPPS works on the supply side to build the capacity of the National Assembly and political parties on constitutionalism and to review and develop strategies to enact a citizen-focused draft constitution.
CEPPS also convenes key stakeholders from the IEC, civil society, Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), government ministries, and National Assembly to discuss electoral reforms, as well as to provide technical assistance to the IEC in promoting inclusive democratic governance and electoral integrity prior to the country’s landmark 2021 presidential elections.
CEPPS Key Achievements in the Gambia:
CEPPS provides technical assistance to key stakeholders in The Gambia’s constitutional review process to ensure that the draft 2020 constitution reflects citizens’ priorities and concerns through:
CEPPS provides targeted direct technical assistance to the electoral commission to strengthen its capacity to deliver free, fair, and transparent elections in The Gambia by: