June 28, 2019

Article Formations BRIDGE des acteurs de la société civile de Mamou et N’Zérékoré (République de Guinée)

En prélude à la bonne conduite des prochaines échéances électorales en République de Guinée, le PNUD, a entrepris l’organisation d’une série de formations modulaires BRIDGE destinées aux acteurs de la société civile de la République de Guinée. Les premiers ateliers de formation modulaire BRIDGE des acteurs de la société civile de la Guinée sur le processus électoral se sont tenus, de façon concomitante, du 17 au 21 juin 2019 dans les régions administratives de Mamou et N’Zérékoré. Ces formations, qui s’inscrivent dans la phase préélectorale, ont pour objet de renforcer les capacités des acteurs de la société civile sur le processus électoral. Les deux sessions de Mamou et Nzérékoré ont permis de former 60 participants dont 30 femmes. Les thèmes ont porté sur : L’administration électorale ; Genre et élection ; Education civique et électorale ; Les systèmes électoraux ; et L’observation électorale Les formations ont duré cinq jours et ont été assurées par six facilitateurs à raison de trois facilitateurs par site. Ce sont : M. Pathé DIENG, Facilitateur Accréditeur ; M. Abdoul Latif HAIDARA, Facilitateur d’atelier ; Amadou Macka DIALLO, Facilitateur d’atelier; Richard KOUROUMA : Facilitateur d’atelier Mme Odile CONDE, Facilitatrice d’atelier ; Mlle Fatoumata Yarie SYMBALY, Facilitatrice semi accréditée. L’ensemble des participants de la société civile des régions administratives de Mamou et N’Zérékoré a apprécié la qualité des formations, la spécificité et l’originalité de la méthodologie utilisée par le curriculum BRIDGE. Les échanges ont permis aux acteurs de la société civile de prendre conscience de leurs rôles et responsabilités dans les différentes étapes du processus électoral. […]
June 18, 2019

BRIDGE Workshop on Gender Equality and Elections (V3), 27-29 May, Panchthar, Nepal

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Workshop in Panchthar Nepal
June 17, 2019

BRIDGE Workshop on Gender Equality and Elections (version 3) in Nepal

Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) has successfully completed a three-day (27-29 May 2019) BRIDGE Workshop on Gender Equality and Elections (version 3) for political parties, inter-party women’s networks, CSOs and electoral officials in Dang district of Nepal. The workshop was led and facilitated by ECN officials with support of EU-funded UNDP Electoral Support Project (ESP). The objective of the workshop was to communicate the gender and social inclusion issues to major electoral stakeholders in the area where seats of elected representatives are vacant. There is total of 47 vacant positions as of to-date throughout the country, out of which 38 are Ward Chairs, four Mayors/ Chairs of local level and three members of Provincial Assembly and one member of House of Representatives. There were 25 participants in total of which 12 were women. They were representatives from different political parties, members of inter-party women’s network, representatives of CSOs, electoral officials and local media. The workshop was inaugurated by Mayor of Tulasipur Municipality Mr. Ghanashyam Pandey who highlighted the importance of gender equality in elected offices in order to strengthen inclusive democratic participation in future elections in Nepal. The event was covered by local newspapers and FM radios. The workshop was tailored to the needs of the stakeholders and curriculums were customized from the gender module (version 3), electoral systems and political finance following the BRIDGE methodology. The main topics covered in the workshop were: existing legal frameworks on gender and social inclusion (GESI), gender and inclusion issues, gender and electoral cycle, access to electoral process, gender and political finance, electoral systems in Nepal and role of political parties in gender and social inclusion, among others. Throughout the workshop, the participants were actively engaged and enjoyed the methodology especially debate, quiz, role play, value clarification and group work combined with pictorial mini-presentation. The participatory methodology was a novelty for this audience. The team of facilitators included: Deshbandhu Adhikari – Lead Facilitator (Workshop level BRIDGE Facilitator) Namrata Chudal – Facilitator (TtF completed) Pradeep Bhattarai – Facilitator (TtF completed) The program successfully concluded on 29 May […]
April 4, 2019

Strategic Electoral Observation: recommendations follow-up and electoral reform advocacy, the quantum jump

Strategic Electoral Observation: recommendations follow-up and electoral reform advocacy, the quantum jump In the framework of the Support Fund for Electoral Observation (FAOE), UNDP organized a BRIDGE workshop on election observation in Mexico City, from 6 to 9 November 2018, in collaboration with the National Electoral Institute (INE), the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Electoral Offenses (FEPADE) and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judiciary Branch of the Federation (TEPJF). The workshop dealt with the topic of election observation, with a special focus on strategic planning and the promotion of actions oriented to advance election observation recommendations follow-up and electoral reforms advocacy. The main goal of this workshop was to strengthen the capacities of domestic civil society in the field of election observation methodologies relevant to the post-electoral period, with a focus on election observation recommendations, political advocacy to promote electoral reforms and strategic planning for the post-electoral period. The training counted with a total of 25 participants, from which 9 were men (36%) and 16 were women (64%). The workshop targeted representatives from civil society organizations part of FAOE 2018. The international facilitation team was composed by Alessandra Rossi (accrediting facilitator and the coordinator of the Support Fund), Lluís Juan Rodríguez (accrediting facilitator and consultant in UNDP) and Gabriela Nones (TtF completed and Programme Officer Specialist in Elections from the UNDP LAC Regional Hub Centre). The workshop was conducted over a period of 4 days, with a program that centered the reflections and discussions around the recommendations prepared by the FAOE organizations regarding the 2018 general elections, and how to define new actions based on them. During the first half day of the workshop, the BRIDGE Project was presented, as well as the agenda, and the main workshop objectives; participants also had the chance to introduce themselves and to share their expectations, and to define the workshop code of conduct. During the second day, participants discussed the objectives of election observation and its different types, as well as the role electoral observers have over the electoral cycle. They also reflected on the principles of the election observation of democratic elections; and the subjects of electoral cycle stages and strategic planning, were introduced in the context of the efforts advanced by the CSOs participants of FAOE. For the third day, the reflection centered on the election observation recommendations presented by the FAOE organizations and its scope, inviting participants to analyze them with the vision of following up its advances: how to monitor it? how to advocate for electoral reforms? To finalize a presentation by FEPADE gave legal perspective to the electoral reform in Mexico and its institutional implications. The fourth day started with the exchange of regional and national experiences where the active role of Civil Society led to electoral reforms; including experiences from Panama, Paraguay, Haiti and Mexico. After that, participants had the opportunity to work in groups, divided by thematic areas, to develop an action plan for election observation and monitoring over the post-electoral period, as a way to strengthen their capacity to perform that quantum jump, that will allow them to have a more strategic approach to election observation, where their efforts continue throughout the electoral cycle, and where planning and advocating for electoral reforms is at the core of their […]
March 5, 2019

Electoral Administration and Observation workshop in Cairo, Egypt

The League of Arab States and the UNDP held a 5-day BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Administration and Observation. The workshop was funded by the UNDP and it took place from 16 – 20 December 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. Nineteen LAS participants participated in the workshop. Eight of them were women. The facilitation team included five BRIDGE facilitators who participated in the preparation and delivery of this course: Ossama Kamel (BRIDGE accrediting facilitator) Ahmed Amin (LAS BRIDGE workshop facilitator) Mahmoud Elshahat (LAS BRIDGE workshop facilitator) Adel Ben Abdallah (LAS BRIDGE workshop facilitator) Samiha Moubarak (LAS BRIDGE TtF complete facilitator) By the end of the workshop, the TtF complete facilitator (Samiha Moubarak) was accredited as BRIDGE workshop […]


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