Women´s political participation is the key focus for the collaboration between DIPD and the multiparty platform, Centre for Multiparty Democracy-Malawi. In Zambia, the Liberal Party of Denmark seeks to support the capacity of the small opposition party, the National Restoration Party.
In addition, the DIPD Board has approved for a continuation of three collaborations established by the Danish Political parties: The Social Democrat´s partnerships with the National Democratic Congress in Ghana and the Egyptian Social Democratic Party as well as the Liberal Party´s collaboration with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy in Kenya.
New Party-to-Party Partnership in Zambia
In Zambia, the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme, established by the Liberal Party of Denmark with funds from DIPD, is partnering with the small opposition party, the National Restoration Party (NAREP). The project seeks to support the capacity of the party through assisting NAREP in establishing well-functioning internal procedures as well as supporting the development of strategic plans and actions plans.
In Ghana and Egypt, the Danish Social Democrats are continuing their collaboration with the National Democratic Congress and Egyptian Social Democratic Party respectively.
In Ghana, NDC and SD will continue their collaboration on organisation, communication and policy development as well as upgrade their focus on women’s participation in the party. In the case of Egypt, the two Social Democratic parties will collaborate on internal party education and a strengthening of the influence of youth in Egyptian politics.
Collaboration with cross-party platform in Malawi
In Malawi, DIPD is partnering with the cross-party platform, the Centre for Multiparty Democracy-Malawi on a smaller initiative to support women in political parties. Through a women’s mentoring initiative, dialogue with party leadership and a review of the party constitutions, manifestos and rules, the initiative seeks to support the political voice and leadership of women in the political parties in Malawi.
The Centre for Multiparty Democracy-Malawi (CMD) is a membership organisation for political parties represented in the Parliament, established in 2003-2004 to promote a well-functioning multiparty system and accountable political parties, and therefore has a strong entry point for supporting women’s political party participation.