Conference on party policy development
From 2-6 March in Pretoria, South Africa, the NDI (National Democratic Institute) held a conference on Party Policy Development, with the region’s main political parties participating. The CDI’s General Coordinator, Alberto Ruiz Thiery, was on hand at the conference to present
the document “Ideology in African Political Parties.” An interesting discussion followed between attendees, who exchanged a range of opinions representing different ideological positions and points of view.
The event also featured the creation of work groups by the different parties, which contributed interesting conclusions and proposals illustrating the ideological variety of the parties present and their political positions in their respective countries.
Present were parties from Angola, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and Tanzania.
All the attendees considered the conference a success, and we hope that in the future the second phase of this project can be held, which is of great importance to the development of political parties in Africa and the consolidation of democracy.