NIMD is supporting an interparty dialogue to strengthen Burundi’s fragile democracy.
Contact person for this programme is: Kati Piri.
In Burundi, NIMD works with its partner organisation, the Burundi Leadership Training Programme (BLTP). NIMD aims to positively influence the further consolidation of peace in Burundi by playing a facilitating role towards an increased level of trust between political actors via relationship building, political dialogue, and through promoting and facilitating multiparty thematic discussion on subjects of national interest. Furthermore, NIMD seeks to contribute to the further structuring of political parties around policy and, more specifically, to address the gap between high level leadership and militants in the interior of the country - thereby promoting the development of a constructive political culture in Burundi.
For 2012, four general pillars of intervention have been defined:
1) Increasing the scale of the democracy schools programme, with greater connections between local multiparty networks and party leadership and training for political parties in human rights with the Independent Human Rights Commission;
2) Multiparty thematic strengthening and discussions aimed at developing the policy base of political parties;
3) Demand-driven dialogue processes that are specifically aimed at promoting and seeking dialogue between political parties; and
4) Lobbying to build a network of positive influencers of dialogue (local and international) and external fund mobilisation.
• Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie – Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie (CNDD-FDD)
• Union pour le Progrès National (UPRONA)
• Front pour la Démocratie au Burundi (FRODEBU)
• Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie (CNDD-Nyangoma)
• Mouvement de Rehabilitation des Citoyens (MRC)
• In Burundi, NIMD and its local partner, the Burundi Leadership Training Programme (BLTP), facilitate various dialogue initiatives, one of which is the Permanent Forum for Political Parties. The Permanent Forum is an inter-party dialogue platform set up with a view to contribute to the consolidation of the country’s still fragile democracy. Its goal is to address democratic deficiencies, and produce jointly supported solutions that strengthen multiparty democracy in Burundi.
• Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP)
• Royal Netherlands Embassy
• Embassy of Belgium
• European Delegation in Bujumbura
• Woodrow Wilson Centre, United States of America