About PEPOL

Project data

Budget *

US$ 6,537,178.00

* amount budgeted in 2018

Team

17

Duration

2018/01 - 2020/12

Sources of funding

European Union: US$ 7,619,240.00
France: US$ 976,443.51
Germany: US$ 1,184,834.12
Italy: US$ 2,056,210.79
The Netherlands: US$ 1,666,666
Switzerland: US$ 180,000
UK: US$ 413,223.14
TOTAL: US$ 14,596,617.56

Partners

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)
Deutsche Welle Akademie (DW Akademie)
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe
BBC Media Action
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Creative Associates
Chemonics

Our main objectives

The project’s aims at:

  • strengthening the institutional capacity of the HNEC, with a focus on the legislative framework (legal advice);
  • supporting the long-term institutional capacity building of the HNEC including trainings for HNEC staff;
  • supporting civic and voter education, public outreach for the promotion of public participation in the electoral processes and stakeholder engagement;
  • enhancing electoral security; and
  • mainstreaming of conflict sensitivity and gender, and social inclusion.

Elections in Libya

Promoting credible and peaceful elections lies at the heart of the ongoing UNDP-led efforts by UNDP under the auspices of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to foster stabilization and democratic consolidation following Libya’s 2011 revolution which saw the fall of Gaddafi.
Despite efforts to set up key institutions and processes to manage transition and to promote the rule of law, accountability, human rights and good governance, the post-Gaddafi era has been characterized by armed confrontation especially, in 2014, which has led to political and institutional fragmentation across Libya.

In a nutshell

PEPOL is conceived as a three-year electoral assistance project (2018-2020), aligning its objectives with the UNDP Libya Country Programme Documents (CPDs) for 2012-2014, (extended to 2017), and for 2019-2020. The objective inscribes with National Priority Nr. 1 for CPD 2012-2014, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 15 and 16 of the CPD 2019-2020.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the implementing partner of the project which is integrated within the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The PEPOL project and the Electoral Assistance Services (EAS) of UNSMIL, operate in an integrated manner under the United Nations Electoral Support Team (UNEST) in Libya.
PEPOL’s main counterpart and primary beneficiary of the project is the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), the highest electoral authority in Libya.

What we do

The project seeks to achieve the following four outputs through the implementation of related activities, as follows:
  • support the HNEC in the planning, preparation and conduct of national elections and Out-of-Country Voting (OCV);
  • develop the HNEC’s institutional and staff capacities and raise awareness on the requirements of electoral processes that are transparent, credible and promote inclusive participation;
  • promote public participation in electoral processes, targeting vulnerable groups with activities that enable them to exercise their right to vote; and
  • raising the electoral awareness of local partners, enabling them to perform their role effectively in the electoral process and contribute to a peaceful electoral environment.

Who we are

Joram Rukambe

Chief technical adviser and rroject manager

Panto Letic

Senior electoral systems adviser

Roberto Sanchez

Procurement & logistics

Davit Khachatryan

Data management

Nenad Marinković

Out-of-Country voting

Natali Karayan

Reporting, monitoring & evaluation

Amal Barghouti

Translator, interpreter

Sana Sharbati

Project management specialist

Rym Bejaoui

Project assistant

Ahmed Elfitouri

Software development

Walid Eid

Chief translator, interpreter

Mohamed Ayana

Translator, interpreter

Santhosh Parambil Cherooli

Information management specialist

Mabrouk Saeid

Translator, interpreter

Ibrahim Dofan

Civil engineer

Nour Elkmisi

Project officer

Contact

Project focal point

For any inquiries please contact
Joram Rukambe
PEPOL chief technical adviser
and project manager