Welcome to Bridge a course in electoral processes

BRIDGE stands for Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections. It is a modular professional development
program with a particular focus on electoral processes. BRIDGE represents a unique initiative where five leading
organisations in the democracy and governance field have jointly committed to developing, implementing and
maintaining the most comprehensive curriculum and workshop package available, designed to be used as a tool
within a broader capacity development framework.


Gender and Elections Workshop, SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra Leone, 30 July - 3 Aug

Gender and Elections Workshop, SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra Leone, 30 July - 3 Aug

The SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra Leone Launched a BRIDGE workshop- Gender and Elections Workshop,... read more

IFES provides support to the electoral stakeholders in Kyrgyzstan

IFES provides support to the electoral stakeholders in Kyrgyzstan

On September 25-27 IFES Kyrgyzstan with financial support of USAID conducted in Bishkek a BRIDGE... read more

Gender and Elections Workshop in Sierra Leone

Gender and Elections Workshop in Sierra Leone

The SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra Leone launched a BRIDGE workshop, entitled Gender and Elections... read more

Promoviendo observación electoral inclusiva en México

Promoviendo observación electoral inclusiva en México

En el marco del Fondo de Apoyo para la Observación Electoral (FAOE), el PNUD organizó un taller... read more

Promoting inclusive election observation in Mexico

Promoting inclusive election observation in Mexico

In the framework of the Support Fund for Electoral Observation, UNDP organized a BRIDGE workshop... read more

Post Election Activities BRIDGE Workshop in Sagana, Kenya 19th-21st September 2018

Post Election Activities BRIDGE Workshop in Sagana, Kenya 19th-21st September 2018

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) held its second 2018 BRIDGE Workshop... read more

ECOWAS and the UN Bring the BRIDGE Gender Equity and Elections Module to West Africa

ECOWAS and the UN Bring the BRIDGE Gender Equity and Elections Module to West Africa

ECOWAS and the UN Bring the BRIDGE Gender Equity and Elections Module to West Africa. read more

Media & Elections Workshops in Nigeria

Media & Elections Workshops in Nigeria

Two BRIDGE Media & Elections Workshops in Kano, Nigeria read more

Intro to Electoral Administration Jinja, Uganda 3-6 July 2018

Intro to Electoral Administration Jinja, Uganda 3-6 July 2018

BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Administration Module Workshop held in Jinja, Uganda on 03–06... read more

  • Gender and Elections Workshop, SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra Leone, 30 July - 3 Aug

    Gender and Elections Workshop, SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra...

    Tuesday, 23 October 2018 01:15
  • IFES provides support to the electoral stakeholders in Kyrgyzstan

    IFES provides support to the electoral stakeholders in...

    Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:41
  • Gender and Elections Workshop in Sierra Leone

    Gender and Elections Workshop in Sierra Leone

    Thursday, 11 October 2018 01:25
  • Promoviendo observación electoral inclusiva en México

    Promoviendo observación electoral inclusiva en México

    Sunday, 07 October 2018 21:49
  • Promoting inclusive election observation in Mexico

    Promoting inclusive election observation in Mexico

    Sunday, 07 October 2018 21:45
  • Post Election Activities BRIDGE Workshop in Sagana, Kenya 19th-21st September 2018

    Post Election Activities BRIDGE Workshop in Sagana, Kenya...

    Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:11
  • ECOWAS and the UN Bring the BRIDGE Gender Equity and Elections Module to West Africa

    ECOWAS and the UN Bring the BRIDGE Gender Equity and...

    Friday, 28 September 2018 03:14
  • Media & Elections Workshops in Nigeria

    Media & Elections Workshops in Nigeria

    Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:45
  • Intro to Electoral Administration Jinja, Uganda 3-6 July 2018

    Intro to Electoral Administration Jinja, Uganda 3-6 July...

    Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:44
  • BRIDGE Workshop in Mongolia - Gender Perspectives & Youth Participation on Elections & Political Finance, June 2018

    BRIDGE Workshop in Mongolia - Gender Perspectives & Youth...

    Friday, 20 July 2018 04:50
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BRIDGE Gender and Access Workshop, Paraguay Feb 2018

This training was organized by International IDEA with the support of the European Union. The workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacities of Paraguay’s electoral management body (EMB), the Superior Electoral Justice Tribunal (Tribunal Superior de Justicia Electoral in Spanish), and was inaugurated by Justice María Elena Wapenka, member of the Tribunal. A total of 18 participants took part in this 10-day course, of which 7 men and 11 women. This workshop was mainly addressed at key staff from Paraguay’s EMB, but a few representatives from civil society and international electoral assistance also had the opportunity to participate in this initiative. 

During this TtF, participants were introduced to the details of the BRIDGE training methodology, and they had the opportunity to develop their own training skills as they received constructive feedback from their colleagues and instructors in a collective and collaborative learning process.

The facilitation team was formed by Lourdes González-Prieto, International IDEA Head of Programme in Paraguay; Sheila Serrano and Lluís Juan Rodríguez, International IDEA consultants; and Rosario Gamarra, expert from Peru’s EMB, the National Office of Electoral Processes (Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electorales in Spanish, ONPE).

This TtF workshop was preceded by four BRIDGE module workshops held in Asuncion in October 2017, jointly organized by International IDEA and UNDP, with the support of the European Union, covering several topics, including gender and elections, access to the electoral processes and strategic planning.

One of the main objectives of the TtF workshop held in February 2018 is to create the first team of BRIDGE national facilitators in the history of Paraguay, who will be able to spread this methodology throughout the different regions of the country during the post-electoral period. The national appropriation of the BRIDGE project is part of a long-term capacity building strategy put in place by International IDEA in Paraguay.

SPANISH VERSION

Fortaleciendo las capacidades del Tribunal Superior de Justicia Electoral en Paraguay a través de una Formación de Facilitadores BRIDGE

Una Formación de Facilitadores (FdF) BRIDGE tuvo lugar en Asunción, Paraguay, del 8 al 21 de febrero 2018. Este taller, inaugurado por la ministra María Elena Wapenka, miembro del Tribunal Superior de Justicia Electoral (TSJE), fue organizado por IDEA Internacional con el apoyo de la Unión Europea, con el objetivo de fortalecer las capacidades del personal de la administración electoral paraguaya. Contó con la participación de 18 personas, de las cuales 7 fueron hombres y 11 mujeres. Aunque el taller estuvo principalmente dirigido a personal clave de la administración electoral, también se integraron algunos participantes de la sociedad civil y de la asistencia electoral internacional.

Durante la FdF, los y las participantes se familiarizaron con la metodología de formación BRIDGE y tuvieron la oportunidad de desarrollar sus propias habilidades de formación al recibir retroalimentación constructiva por parte de sus colegas e instructores, en un proceso de aprendizaje colectivo y colaborativo.

El equipo de facilitación estuvo conformado por Lourdes González-Prieto, directora del Programa Paraguay de IDEA Internacional; Sheila Serrano y Lluís Juan Rodríguez, consultores de IDEA Internacional; y Rosario Gamarra, experta de la Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electorales (ONPE) de Perú.

Esta FdF fue precedida por cuatro talleres modulares que fueron organizados en octubre de 2017 en Asunción de manera conjunta por IDEA Internacional y el PNUD, con el apoyo de la Unión Europea. Dichos talleres cubrieron las temáticas de género y elecciones, acceso al proceso electoral y planificación estratégica.

Con la FdF de febrero de 2018, se busca crear el primer equipo de facilitación nacional de BRIDGE en la historia de Paraguay, capaz de profundizar esta metodología y llevarla a diferentes regiones del país durante el período post-electoral, a través de la organización de talleres modulares en varios departamentos. La apropiación nacional del proyecto BRIDGE en Paraguay forma parte de una amplia estrategia fortalecimiento de capacidades en materia electoral a largo plazo que ha puesto en marcha IDEA Internacional.

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