After a successful scoping mission conducted in August 2007 jointly by UNDP, IDEA and IFES, BRIDGE was recommended to the Electoral Commission of Nepal as a possible capacity development tool.
The new Foundation Module, Strategic and Financial Planning was conducted for the first time in Dili East Timor for 27 staff of the Secretariado TÃ©cnico De AdministraÃ§Ã£o Eleitoral (STAE) and funded through AusAID's East Timor Electoral Capacity Development Project.
BRIDGE was first delivered in East Timor back in 2001, with Paul Guerin and Ross Attrill developing and delivering the very first modules. After a six-year break BRIDGE returned to the place it first started, with the delivery of two Introduction to Electoral Administration Modules conducted in Dili 6 December and 11 - 14 December).
The PIANZEA Network conducted their fifth Workshop in the very beautiful Iririki Island Resort in Port Vila Vanuatu. The PIANZEA Workshop is conducted biennially and is a meeting of electoral commissioners (or their representatives) from each of the 20 member electoral management bodies (EMBs) of the Pacific region plus associate members the University of the South. The focus of the Workshop was on boundary delimitation. The Workshop was facilitated by the AEC's Ross Attrill and Alistair Legge and administrative support was provided by Erik Scholte.