Certificate In Young Politicians And The Law

The goal of the course is to nurture and train young aspiring politicians/political leaders, student leaders, social movement activists and entrepreneurs on governance issues with particular focus on Zambian Laws.

This course will examine the laws that govern the Election processes and Public Older Law in Zambia. Participants will learn about Electoral systems; Roles and powers of the executive; Role of Parliament; Local governments; Participation, transparency, and accountability. The course will impart basic statutory framework that one must navigate with in the election process and an understanding of the issues that have arisen at various stages of the election administration process and that have been presented to Zambian courts across the country.

Participants will also learn about public order act in Zambia and its application, necessary conditions for public order to prevail as well as individual and organizational strategies for observing public order. The duration of the course is for five (5) days.

The subjects covered in the course are as indicated below

10.1             Legal Framework and International and Regional Commitment

10.2             The Electoral Commission of Zambia Act, powers and functions

10.3              Eligibility Requirements for Voting and Voter Registration

10.4             Candidate Eligibility and Nomination; Boundary Delimitation

10.5             Complaints, Appeals and Election Petitions; National Referendum

10.6              Inclusive Participation and Representation

10.7              Election Campaign; Campaign Issues

10.8              Key Procedures for Opening and Voting

10.9              Assessment of the Opening of the Polls and Voting

10.10            Key Procedures for Closing and Counting

10.11           Assessment of Closing and Counting

10.12            Key Procedures for Results Tabulation:

10.13          Constituency Totalling Centre and National Results Centre

10.14         Assessment of the Results Tabulation-Constituency Totalling Centre and National Results Centre and Announcing Election Results Presidential Results;

Target Audience

Organizations and Individuals involved in election processes and maintenance of public order in civil society organizations, government and private organizations. The course is also open to individuals wanting to increase their understanding on legal matters boarding elections, Public Order and the Law.

Entry Requirements

In order to get admission into this course, one must be a holder of a degree, diploma or certificate in a related field of study. However, they should be holders of at least a Grade 12 Certificate.

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