International IDEA, a founding partner of the BRIDGE Project, has organised a "Train the Facilitators" in Stockholm Sweden from Monday 29 January - Friday 9 February 2007. The course is being facilitatoed by 3 IDEA staff members, Margot Gould, Maria Gratchew and Emad Yousef. The fourth facilitator is Therese Pearce Laanela, former IDEA staff member and currently working as one of the contributors to BRIDGE Version 2. Ossama Kamel from IFES Egypt is co-facilitating the course to finish his accreditation as a BRIDGE facilitator.
The course is attended by 22 participants, about half are IDEA staff members and the rest are from IFES and electoral experts from the Sida (the Swedish aid organisations) roster.
This TtF has used a combination of Version 1 materials and a selection of the new Version 2 materials.
For more information please contact Margot Gould at International IDEA. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org