Statistics as of December 2016
|Number of BRIDGE Workshops / Events to date:||1350|
|Number of TtF workshops:||157|
|Number of workshops hosted in 2015-2016:||392|
|Workshops- How many regions are they spread over||102|
|Number of BRIDGE facilitators:||3367|
|Number of nationalities represented amongst BRIDGE facilitators:||145|
|Number of Expert facilitators:||35|
|Number of Accrediting facilitators:||91|
|Number of Workshop facilitators:||822|
|Number of Semi-Accredited facilitators:||1595|
|Number of Semi-Accredited Inactive facilitators:||664|
|Number of female facilitators:||1373|
|Number of male facilitators:||1994|
BRIDGE Workshops and Events
After the record-breaking number of workshops in 2012, BRIDGE activity continues to settle down with the end of some major programmes in Indonesia and Bangladesh and reduced activity in other areas. Africa still leads the way with 72 of the year's 110 workshops, the next in running was Asia with 21 and then Europe 9, Oceana 6, America 5 and the Middle East 4 throughout the year ending December 16.
The Dispute and Planning modules appear to be the most popular modules run, followed by the Gender and Introduction modules in 2016.
There has been steady growth in the ranks of BRIDGE facilitators with 3,367 now listed on the BRIDGE facilitator database. Of these, approx. 24 per cent are fully accredited at Workshop status or above. Our Expert and Accrediting facilitators were kept busy, with approx.300 facilitators accredited in 2016.
The BRIDGE Office implemented a cleanup of the database- all facilitators trained prior to 2010 who were still Semi-Accredited were made inactive. Some were reactivated throughout the year to continue on with their facilitation journey. Inactive facilitators accounts for 20 per cent of all BRIDGE facilitators.
The gender balance remained steady with 41 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: