There were participants from Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, The Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru and Kiribati. The course was organised through the PIANZEA network and funded by AusAID under the Pacific Governance Support Program (PGSP).
The course was facilitated by Ross Attrill from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and Jerry Taitano from the Guam Election Commission (GEC). In facilitating the 5 day course Jerry Taitano completed the field work component of the BRIDGE accreditation process for facilitators. Jerry proved to be an outstanding facilitator – well prepared and with a relaxed and engaging style. Jerry has become the first fully accredited BRIDGE facilitator in Mircronesia. Lets hope he’s the first of many.