Our activities​

Project's activities

  • Support to the procurement of voter registration equipment and election materials;
  • Enhancement of the sustainability of voter registration operations with knowledge transfer;
  • Support to Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) staff for the creation of the voter list for the 2019 General Elections;
  • Funding for the construction of a dedicated data centre at the SIEC and reinforcement of its office equipment and infrastructure including enhanced security;
  • Upgrade of the SIEC website with advice on design and content to disseminate electoral information and enhance the visibility of the SIEC;
  • Media & Elections training for journalists;
  • Gender research on women’s political participation and support to women’s political participation with special focus on women candidate training;
  • Essay and poster competition on women’s leadership and political participation;
  • Creation of new voter awareness materials and facilitation for the establishment of a voter awareness group bringing together civil society organisations and institutional stakeholders;
  • School elections project to raise awareness on the electoral process and democracy building;
  • Facilitation of high profile visit by former UNDP Administrator and Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark with organisation of workshop of women’s political participation and leadership. The project helped organise the Solomon Islands national Women in Leadership training from 21 to 24 August 2018. Ms Clark took an active part in some of the sessions, providing valuable insights on issues surrounding women’s leadership. Participants included community, provincial and national women leaders and aspiring candidates for the National General Elections to be held in 2019. Speakers included leading women for the political sphere of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Bougainville and Vanuatu.

Voter awareness collaboration between SECSIP, SIEC and SolRice

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SOLRICE VOTER LEAFLET APPLICATION

Essay & poster competition on women’s leadership and political participation

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Achievements

The Strengthening Electoral Cycle in the Solomon Islands Project (SECSIP) is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC).

It receives financial assistance from the European Union, the Government of Australia, and UNDP.

Its second phase (SECSIP II – 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2020) continues to build on the achievements of the first phase (1 July 2013-30 June 2017).

The project has furthered its commitment to reinforcing the capacities of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Office (SIECO) while building synergies and partnerships with a wide range of national stakeholders.

This covers a wide range of government institutions as well as civil society actors to ensure an improved enabling environment for inclusive elections.

The overarching objective is to strengthen the link between the electoral cycle and other key governance processes and institutions, and contribute to social cohesion and the development of a pluralistic society.

In 2017, the project delivered a foundation training for political parties, youth awareness actions including a school project on electoral awareness and a competition on women’s leadership and political participation for secondary school students and teachers, media trainings on electoral related topics held in Honiara, Gizo and Auki.

In 2018, a critical year for preparations for the 2019 General Elections, efforts have been stepped up under SECSIP II.

Support to SIEC has increased with reinforced technical expertise on electoral operations, voter awareness, civil society organisations support and backing for women’s political participation in order to contribute to ensure a democratic, genuine, acceptable and inclusive election.