The Asia Foundation (TAF)implemented the first BRIDGE Train the Facilitator(TtF) course in Afghanistan from the 15th to 26th of March 2006. Organizing and conducting the TtF country-wide was a complex and challenging task which required clear lines of communication with provinces, accountability and logistic support. Following the development and approval of the course strategy and methodology,TAF Electoral Project Team contacted the BRIDGE Project office to select facilitators to run TtF jointly with TAF Electoral Project Team. As a result of these discussions the BRIDGE facilitators included: Joanne Cheah, Lynne Puckeridge, Wael Ishmael Al-Faraj and George Baratashvili.
Although users of the BRIDGE Project have found it to be an extremely useful tool (as evinced by its increasing use around the world), those facilitating Version 1 of BRIDGE for the past five years are of the view that it would be desirable to rewrite some modules and develop new ones so as to keep BRIDGE up to date and to make it even more comprehensive.
Facilitators of the Yemen Course The first SCER Professional Development Course (PDC) was conducted for 35 upper and middle managers of the SCER secretariat at the Taj Sheba Hotel, Sana, Republic of Yemen, 19-30 November 2005. The facilitation team were Ross Attrill (Australia - Co-ordinator), Nicolas Garrigue (France - International expert), Alexandra Hovelaque (France International expert), Emad Yousef (Jordan International expert), Sami Ahmed Al-Othari (SCER General Manager, Training and Development Centre) and Bushra Ahmed Al-Shari (UNDP Yemen).