Out of concern about the post-2015/16 election political developments in the country, KcK sent a fact-finding mission to Zanzibar from late 2017 through to early 2018. The report, Peace and Unity in the Isles: Prospects of a Government of National Unity in Zanzibar, was published.
The major goal of the mission was to provide an avenue for Zanzibaris to express their views and exchange ideas about their country’s constitutional future. The specific objectives were to:
- Provide a neutral forum for popular assessment of the Government of National Unity (GNU) established in 2010– its achievements and challenges in the light of Zanzibar’s constitutional and political development.
- Capture, document and assess the voices of Zanzibaris on outstanding constitutional issues following the 2015 elections; the implications for the future; and recommendations for constitutional reform and the way forward.
- Identify key strategies to move Zanzibar’s constitutional agenda forward.