Statistics as of October 2015
|Number of BRIDGE Workshops / Events to date:||1201|
|Number of TtF workshops:||149|
|Number of countries that have hosted a BRIDGE workshop:||262|
|Workshops- How many regions are they spread over||100|
|Number of BRIDGE facilitators:||3062|
|Number of nationalities represented amongst BRIDGE facilitators:||145|
|Number of Expert facilitators:||30|
|Number of Accrediting facilitators:||78|
|Number of Workshop facilitators:||746|
|Number of Semi-Accredited facilitators:||1519|
|Number of Semi-Accredited Inactive facilitators:||689|
|Number of female facilitators:||1274|
|Number of male facilitators:||1788|
BRIDGE Workshops and Events
After the record-breaking number of workshops in 2012, BRIDGE activity settled down a little with the end of some major programmes in Indonesia and Bangladesh and reduced activity in other areas. Africa led the way with 46 of the year's 100 workshops, the next in running was Asia and the Middle East with approximately 30 each. America, Oceania and Europe ran approximately 10 workshops each throughout the year.
The Introduction module continues to be the most popular module run, followed by the Gender and Train the Facilitator modules in 2015.
There has been steady growth in the ranks of BRIDGE facilitators with 3,062 now listed on the BRIDGE facilitator database. Of these, approx. 30 per cent are fully accredited at Workshop status or above. Our Expert and Accrediting facilitators were kept busy, with 300 facilitators accredited in 2015. This compares to 250 in 2014.
The BRIDGE Office also implemented a cleanup of the database in with all facilitators trained prior to 2010 who were still Semi-Accredited being made inactive. This accounts for 22 per cent of all BRIDGE facilitators.
The gender balance remained steady with 42 per cent of all BRIDGE facilitators being female. Gender balance continues to be a priority for implementers putting together facilitation teams. The increase in interest in the Gender & Elections module has also been positive.
Africa leads the way for facilitators as well as workshops. Representing growing activity in Asia, sitting on 19% and Oceania and Europe 10%.
The breakdown by country reflects those which have dedicated BRIDGE programs and the high level of interest in Africa.
The top six languages spoken by BRIDGE facilitators are: