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.


Voter Registration BRIDGE Module in Mogadishu, May 2018

Voter Registration BRIDGE Module in Mogadishu, May 2018

“Training awakened our eyes… it made us think carefully…we learned a lot.” This was how a... read more

Voter and Civic Education Workshop, Kenya, April 2018

Voter and Civic Education Workshop, Kenya, April 2018

            “Wonderful Training…it has taken me to another level!””... read more

Media and Elections Workshop, Ukraine, April 2018

Media and Elections Workshop, Ukraine, April 2018

            IFES Ukraine in cooperation with the joint IFES-Central... read more

Access and Participation of persons with disabilties in Electoral Processes, April 2018

Access and Participation of persons with disabilties in Electoral Processes, April 2018

          In most countries of the world, accessing electoral processes... read more

Customised BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Systems and Constitutional Rights, Suva, Fiji 17 -19 April

Customised BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Systems and Constitutional Rights, Suva, Fiji 17 -19 April

          The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral... read more

BRIDGE Gender and Access Workshop, Paraguay Feb 2018

BRIDGE Gender and Access Workshop, Paraguay Feb 2018

A BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop was held in Asuncion, Paraguay, from 8 to 21... read more

Gender and Elections BRIDGE course in Nigeria

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, Nigeria) in collaboration with the European... read more

IFES-CEC Ukraine Training Center Conducts Electoral Systems Workshop

IFES-CEC Ukraine Training Center Conducts Electoral Systems Workshop

IFES Ukraine in cooperation with the joint IFES-Central Election Commission (CEC) Administrative... read more

Media and Elections Workshops in Zimbabwe

Media and Elections Workshops in Zimbabwe

BRIDGE Media and Elections Module Workshops held in 3 Regions in Zimbabwe (Harare, Bulawayo,... read more

  • Voter Registration BRIDGE Module in Mogadishu, May 2018

    Voter Registration BRIDGE Module in Mogadishu, May 2018

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:59
  • Voter and Civic Education Workshop, Kenya, April 2018

    Voter and Civic Education Workshop, Kenya, April 2018

    Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:39
  • Media and Elections Workshop, Ukraine, April 2018

    Media and Elections Workshop, Ukraine, April 2018

    Tuesday, 08 May 2018 01:23
  • Access and Participation of persons with disabilties in Electoral Processes, April 2018

    Access and Participation of persons with disabilties in...

    Tuesday, 08 May 2018 01:02
  • Customised BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Systems and Constitutional Rights, Suva, Fiji 17 -19 April

    Customised BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Systems and...

    Monday, 07 May 2018 06:28
  • BRIDGE Gender and Access Workshop, Paraguay Feb 2018

    BRIDGE Gender and Access Workshop, Paraguay Feb 2018

    Friday, 06 April 2018 06:04
  • Gender and Elections BRIDGE course in Nigeria

    Friday, 06 April 2018 03:12
  • IFES-CEC Ukraine Training Center Conducts Electoral Systems Workshop

    IFES-CEC Ukraine Training Center Conducts Electoral...

    Monday, 19 March 2018 22:09
  • Media and Elections Workshops in Zimbabwe

    Media and Elections Workshops in Zimbabwe

    Tuesday, 13 March 2018 01:03
  • Ukraine conducts workshop on Electoral Technology

    Ukraine conducts workshop on Electoral Technology

    Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:56
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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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