Two BRIDGE modules were conducted in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia between the 3rd and 8th of December 2017 for the PIANZEA (Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators) network. This was the first time that BRIDGE has been conducted in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Twenty-six participants (15 Female, 11 Male) from the five countries of Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Nauru, Republic of Marshall Islands and Kiribati gathered for the workshops covering the modules of Gender and Civic Education.
Four facilitators delivered these workshops:
The Gender module was conducted during the first three days with participants exploring the barriers facing women in the electoral process and then possible strategies to overcome these barriers.
Feedback from the Gender module included:
Following the Gender module, the final three days was the delivery of the Civic Education module. Participants investigated what resources could be used for Civic Education and Voter Information and the steps required for a successful program. Creativity was flowing as programs were designed and delivered to the larger group.
Feedback from the Civic Education module included:
It was a pleasure to work with all the participants raising electoral awareness and deliver some significant outcomes and also enjoy the hospitality of the Pohnpei people.