CEPPS works with the National Electoral Commission (CNE), the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE), political parties, civil society organizations (CSO) and the NP to foster inclusive participation in the electoral process, strengthen the capacity of the NP to undertake its constitutional roles and strengthen the capacity of political parties to effectively engage with constituents.
CEPPS partnered with the CNE and local creative talent, non-governmental organizations (NGO), as well as radio and television stations to research, develop and disseminate effective, inclusive and conflict sensitive civic education messaging to enhance citizens’ information on and knowledge of the electoral process.
CEPPS uses national public opinion polling to provide registered political parties with data-driven information on priority issues for citizens. These key concerns are used as a launching point for developing platforms and crafting messages to explain policies to local communities. Additionally, CEPPS conducts individual and small-group workshops with all parties, designed to bolster their capacity to integrate polling data throughout their long- and short-term planning and campaign strategies, as well as build in-house research capabilities.
CEPPS strengthens the NP’s ability to carry out legislative, representative and political decision-making roles through workshops and seminars; municipal level town halls with local government officials, municipal party members and ordinary citizens; and specific issue roundtable discussions with CSOs.
CEPPS Key Achievements in Timor-Leste:
CEPPS strengthens the capacity of electoral bodies to foster inclusive participation in the electoral process:
CEPPS strengthens the institutional capacity of the NP and political parties’ capacity to engage with constituents: