Dr. Clever Nyathi
Former UNDP Technical Advisor, PPRC, Sierra Leone
code of conduct, dispute resolution, political party liaison committee, electoral violence, electoral conflict, mediation, code of conduct monitoring committees, peace committees, conflict management, National Election Commission, Political Parties Registration Commission, Sierra Leone
Tue Feb 26 2013
In this interview, Clever Nyathi discusses his work as the United Nations Development Program technical adviser to Sierra Leone¹s Political Parties Registration Commission. Nyathi explains the PPRC efforts to mitigate violence during the post-war 2007 elections, focusing on conflict mediation. He discusses setting up the Commission, the PPRC¹s facilitation of a political party code of conduct, and the creation of district code of conduct monitoring committees to mediate electoral conflicts.
At the time of the interview, Dr. Clever Nyathi served as the Senior Reconciliation and Dialogue Advisor for the Organization on National Healing, Reconciliation, and Integration (ONHRI) in Zimbabwe on development of a national policy framework on reconciliation, conflict prevention, and peace-building. Dr. Nyathi previously worked as the United Nations Development Programme technical adviser to the Political Parties Registration Commission in Sierra Leone. Dr. Nyathi has advised a number of African countries on conflict resolution, analysis, negotiation and mediation, including Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, and Namibia. He resides in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.