BRIDGE Statistics


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.

Events run Dec 16



   The Dispute and Planning modules appear to be the most popular modules run, followed by the Gender and Introduction modules in 2016. 

Modules run Dec 16


BRIDGE Facilitators

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.


Accreditations 2016 

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.

 Gender Dec 16 

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-1620

- French-772

- Arabic-501

- Portuguese-209

- Russian-128

- Spanish-104