|Overview : The Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries (ECF-SADC), is an independent organization in which each country of the SADC region is represented by its electoral management body. The ECF-SADC members include the electoral management bodies of 15 SADC countries- namely; Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. The Forum has been in place since July 1998 and it has played an important role in ensuring that the management of elections in the SADC countries is improved and in building the capacity of election management bodies to fulfill their roles.
The creation of the ECF-SADC website dates as far back as 1998, when ECF-SADC had the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) as the interim Secretariat. The website was therefore hosted and managed in Johannesburg, South Africa where the office was based. The ECF–SADC Secretariat moved to Gaborone, Botswana in 2005. The ECF-SADC website was only created afresh and hosted in Gaborone, Botswana in 2010. Since its establishment, the website has not been maintained nor updated on a regular basis. Currently the website is online (that is, it is active on the internet, (www.ecfsadc.org). It however remains evident that the website status needs to be improved and made more appealing, befitting that of a regional electoral institution. To that end, requests for proposals and quotations are requested to undertake this assignment over a period on 1 month. The consultancy will take place in Gaborone Botswana|