CEDSA

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The Centre for Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa (CEDSA) is a politically independent, non-governmental democracy, governance and electoral research organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The major focus of the organisation is the promotion of electoral democracy in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.

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  • Development of local understanding and appreciation of participatory democratic electoral processes
  • Influence policy and legislation
  • Well grounded research informing advocacy
  • Making civil society democracy initiatives effective and non-partisan.

The most potent symbol of democracy is the involvement of the citizens in the free and fair election of representatives to govern them and the exercise of this freedom ought not be subjected to pressure from within or without the country. With this understanding, CEDSA, intends embark on programmes that empower citizens to understand their democratic rights in line with their local situations without undue pressure from local and external forces.


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The Centre for Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa (CEDSA) is a politically independent, non-governmental democracy, governance and electoral research organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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The organisation has a sub regional focus, conducting and commissioning work in the following areas: Electoral studies; opinion polls and surveys, election observation in the region and analysis of electoral laws and how they are applied by countries in the region and beyond.
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Contact Us

Physical Address
No 10 Soden Avenue,
Hillside, Harare,
Zimbabwe

Postal Address
Box A122,
Avondale, Harare,
Zimbabwe

Phone
Phone: +263 4 747 545

Email
info@cedsa.org.zw
voting@cedsa.org.zw
elections@cedsa.org.zw