BRIDGE Statistics


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.

 Workshops by Region 

   The Introduction module continues to be the most popular module run, followed by the Gender and Train the Facilitator modules in 2015. 

Modules run


BRIDGE Facilitators

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.


Facilitators by Accreditation 

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. Facilitators Gender








Africa leads the way for facilitators as well as workshops.  Representing growing activity in Asia, sitting on 19% and Oceania and Europe 10%. 

Facilitators by Regiion


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:

- English-1530

- French-627

- Arabic-495

- Portuguese-211

- Russian-110

- Spanish-106