August 3, 2009

Overview of BRIDGE V2

About BRIDGE In December 1999, a group of prominent electoral experts from around the world met in Canberra, Australia to discuss the potential structure and content […]
August 3, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers What is the process for becoming a BRIDGE facilitator? Accreditation to become a BRIDGE facilitator involves three steps: Participation in a […]
February 17, 2008

Malawi Electoral Commission staff undergo training

Zomba, 11th February 2008 – The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), with support from UNDP Malawi, are training the third group of  secretariat staff at Hotel Masongola in Zomba, Malawi from 11th  to 15th February 2008.


January 16, 2008

EVP 2007 Photo Gallery Page 3

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January 16, 2008

EVP 2007 Photo Gallery Page 2

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January 16, 2008

EVP 2007 Photo Gallery Page 1

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January 1, 2008

Election Basics Come Alive with BRIDGE

Professional training usually does not involve impromptu soccer matches. But there they were: adult men and women engaging in an unexpectedly brutal game in a hotel conference room in Washington, D.C. Unbeknownst to most of the players, this was no ordinary game.

October 12, 2007

Mec managers hone skills

Article from the The Daily Times - Malawi - 24 september 2007

September 13, 2007

New BRIDGE Brochure

A new BRIDGE brochure is now available for download.   

August 22, 2007


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April 12, 2007

BRIDGE for PIANZEA Representatives

The Electoral Systems module of BRIDGE will be conducted for representatives attending the fifth PIANZEA (Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators Network) meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu. This course is funded under AusAID's Pacific Governance Support Program and will commence on April 19 at the close of the PIANZEA meeting.

April 7, 2007

BRIDGE Partnership Expands to Five Organisations

On March 29th at the GEO event held in Washington DC , IFES and UNDP signed up to be new partners to the BRIDGE Project and join founding partners the Australian Electoral Commission, International IDEA and the UN Electoral Assistance Division.


January 10, 2007

New Comment Feature for the BRIDGE Website

If you are a regular visitor to this site you will most likely have noticed that the 'Forum' area has been replaced with a new feature that allows anyone to simply add their comments to the end of news articles.
December 29, 2006

Together we Sail the Ocean Towards the Land of Justice

We the small brother island countries continuously treasure the virtues in you.

You do not only provide written recourses, financial support but visited or invited us to attend round table trainings and discussions (Workshops)

December 20, 2006

BRIDGE for Returning Officers in PNGEC

Under the PNGEC/AEC Twinning Project, a one-week BRIDGE workshop specifically designed for the PNGEC was conducted three times during 2006. At the request of the PNG Electoral Commissioner the workshop was held for newly appointed Returning Officers.

December 20, 2006

BRIDGE Testimonial

"Elections are the largest and most extensive logistical exercise conducted during peacetime involving almost the entire adult population of a state or nation says Dr Abdalla Hamdok, IDEA Regional Director of Africa and Middle East Programme. Despite the complexity of the task there is no formal university level degree or diploma available for the study of election administration."

This is why in 2001 International IDEA, the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations developed the BRIDGE training curriculum specifically to meet the needs of election administrators. In fact, BRIDGE is now widely recognized as the most comprehensive training curriculum of its kind in the world.

December 19, 2006

A TtF for Electoral Adminstrators in Africa

In Pretoria, South Africa, from 20 November to 1 December 2006, International IDEA and the Electoral Commission of South Africa trained election administrators from Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zanzibar.

December 18, 2006

The First BRIDGE Implementation Workshop

AusAID through their Pacific Governance Support Project funded a recent BRIDGE Implementation Module Workshop in Melbourne, Australia on 11 – 13 December inclusive.  The purpose of the workshop was to provide guidance to individuals and organisations responsible for designing and setting up training courses that use material taken from the BRIDGE Project curriculum. 

October 29, 2006

How to

The following list are hyperlinks to flash animations that demonstrate how BRIDGE facilitators, implementers and writers can use the features of this website. Please note that these animations […]
July 22, 2006

Trainers Learn to Interact

Electoral officers have been encouraged to interact more with people they hold training discussions with as part of a new mode of learning.The Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections trainers course (BRIDGE) is a participatory project that allows everyone to be part of the training, said Elections Officer Ilisapeci Natau. 

July 3, 2006

World First: Combining of BRIDGE and BEAT in Yemen

From 10 to 21 June 2006, a Professional Development Course (PDC) was conducted for 35 upper and middle managers of the Supreme Commission of Elections and Referendums (SCER) secretariat at the Taj Sheba Hotel, Republic of Yemen. IFES and UNDP agreed to form a joint project in collaboration with the SCER Training Unit to develop the PDC based on harmonized elements of both BRIDGE and the IFES Basic Electoral Administrators Training (BEAT).

May 4, 2006

New BRIDGE site

Welcome to the new BRIDGE website.

If you are a BRIDGE facilitator, implementer, writer or just someone interested in electoral administration, please register your details to this site.  You can access the registration form by clicking on the 'register' link on the right hand bridge panel on the front page of this site. 

Once you have registered you will be able to be part of the BRIDGE forum discussions, contribute articles to the site and will be automatically recorded on the BRIDGE database that is regularly referred to when selecting individuals for various BRIDGE activities.  Importantly, any BRIDGE password and username you were provided for the previous BRIDGE site will no longer work.  All users (facilitators, implementers and writers) will have to re-register on the new site to gain access.  

April 13, 2006

Terms of Use

1. Acceptance of terms of use and amendments Each time you use or cause access to this web site, you agree to be bound by these […]


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