Cate Thompson

December 19, 2012

Political Parties in Paro

Joint Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), Electoral Commission of Bhutan (ECB), AusAID Funded, BRIDGE Workshop for Political Parties, Paro, Bhutan
19 – 23 November 2012

October 11, 2012

BRIDGE in Bhutan comes to the East!

In Bhutan, the region referred to as the East is the most remote, exquisitely beautiful and also the most populous. 

June 27, 2012

Bhutan takes 5 new steps…

On 9 June 2012 Bhutan took 5 new steps along the democracy road!  

April 26, 2012

Workshops in the Kingdom of Bhutan!

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) together conducted a 3-day BRIDGE Electoral Contestants module workshop from 19 to 21 March 2012 at the Tashi Namgay Resort, Paro. 

March 1, 2012

Significant steps – New facilitators in Bhutan

The Democratic Constitutional Monarchy of Bhutan took another important step forward in February 2012 with the completion of the inaugural BRIDGE Train the Facilitator workshop in Phuntsholing.

December 6, 2011

BRIDGE Stakeholders Workshop in Bhutan

What does it mean in an electoral context to be a stakeholder? This question was posed to the group gathered for the BRIDGE Stakeholders Module in Thimphu from 21-25 November 2011.

October 6, 2011

Civic Education and Voter Information modules. Bhutan, September 2011.

Civic Education and Voter Information modules. Bhutan, September 2011.

July 20, 2011

Boundary Delimitation Workshop in Australia

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) conducted a BRIDGE Boundary Delimitation workshop in Melbourne from 06 - 08 July 2011.

July 5, 2011

Introductory Collaborative Workshop in Thimphu, Bhutan June 2011

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) together conducted BRIDGE training

May 4, 2011

TtF – Com, Timor Leste

The first BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) workshop in Timor Leste was conducted in Com in April 2011.

March 9, 2011

BRIDGE joins CNE to celebrate 4th birthday – February 2011

As part of the Australian Government’s longstanding support for East Timor, funding was provided by AusAID to conduct training to further develop the capacity of electoral administration in Timor-Leste.

December 23, 2010

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) Twinning Project – Not One But Two!

BRIDGE has played a stimulating and initiating role as part of two Study Programs organised under the AEC / PNGEC Twinning Project.  Funding and support was provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), AEC National Office and AEC offices in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ).

November 8, 2010

Gender and Elections in Port Moresby, PNG – ‘Meri na man olgeta!1’

Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Twinning Project, funded by AusAID, have successfully conducted two BRIDGE Gender and Elections Modules in Port Moresby

May 18, 2010
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Double the effectiveness – Gender and Elections in Timor Leste – Twice!

Secretariado Técnico Administração Eleitoral (STAE) decided to conduct BRIDGE Gender and Elections module

 

November 23, 2009
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BRIDGE in a castle in Stadtschlaining – and it snowed!

In November 2009 Michael Lidauer, Training Coordinator from the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) in Stadtschlaining, Austria conducted a specialisation course on ‘Election Observation and Assistance’. 

April 6, 2009
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BRIDGE for Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) – March 2009

Number one!

We humans love to be first to do things.  Bhutan is a unique country, which already has achieved its fair share of 'firsts', especially when it comes to its recent transition to become a Democratic Constitutional Monarchy.

December 3, 2008
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Election Adventures in warm and welcoming Darwin

The fifth of the planned BRIDGE modules with staff of Secretariado Tecnico Administracao Eleitoral (STAE) was to have been conducted in Dili in October as were the previous four BRIDGE Modules delivered in 2008. However, whenever an opportunity presents itself it is certainly part of BRIDGE philosophy to 'seize the day'!

December 1, 2008

Bridging the Gap Between Partners!

Sounds like the promo for a marriage guidance counselling agency, doesn’t it?  Not so, it’s the latest positive result to come out of BRIDGE.

November 26, 2008
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Strengthening Partner Relationships

The BRIDGE Partner Meeting was attended by representatives of four of the five partners - IDEA, IFES, UNDP, AEC.  UNEAD unfortunately were unable to attend and sent apologies.  The attendees at the BRIDGE V2 Implementation Workshop No 3 were attended to attend the morning session of the BRIDGE Partner Meeting.

November 26, 2008
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Building Facilitator Friendships

The AEC International Services Section – Bridge Project Office was delighted to host BRIDGE V2 Implementation Workshop No 3 in Sydney Australia from 10 to 13 November 2008 followed by a BRIDGE Partner Meeting on 14 November.
August 15, 2008
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The Long and the Short of it

Another successful BRIDGE module has been completed in East Timor with the staff from Secretariado Técnico Administração Eleitoral (STAE).  The training was conducted in Dili for the 13 STAE district coordinators and 14 STAE Dili staff from Monday 28 July to Thursday 31 July 08. On this occasion there were some new facilitators and speakers who added an invigorating flavour to the sessions.

July 13, 2008
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If the Shoe Fits

BRIDGE often employs learning strategies that use our every day life experiences to introduce us to sometimes complex and difficult electoral issues.

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