November 11, 2014

Bridge Access, Civic and Voter Education in Kribi, Cameroon on 29 September – 03 October 2014. “Kribi -The home of the Lobe Falls”

Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AU), organised a 5 day BRIDGE training on Access to Electoral Processes, Civic and Voter Education Modules Course on 29 September -03 October 2014

November 11, 2014
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Article pour le site BRIDGE à Yamoussoukro Côte d’Ivoire

La prochaine élection présidentielle en Côte d'Ivoire se déroulera au mois d'octobre 2015

October 20, 2014
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October 14, 2014

The first Gender and Elections BRIDGE workshop welcomed in Botswana

The Gender and Elections workshop offered an opportunity for participants to gain and share skills/ knowledge

October 2, 2014

BRIDGE Takes Electoral Accessibility Campaign to peak levels

The one week training, themed: 'Training on Access to Information on Electoral Process Module'

September 14, 2014

Women Parliamentary Caucus trained on Gender and elections

Women Parliamentary Caucus trained on Gender and elections

September 14, 2014

“Country of the precious Tanzanite of Africa”

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Course in Dar es Salaam Tanzania– "Country of the precious Tanzanite of Africa" on 21 – 25 July 2014

September 10, 2014

“Beautiful Island of Africa”

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Course Shangani, Stone Town Zanzibar – "Beautiful Island of Africa" on 07 – 11 July 2014

August 25, 2014

Women Have a Place in Politics…

From the 18-19 of August 2014 women representatives from Political parties, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and Civil Society came together to participate in BRIDGE.

August 25, 2014

NIMD funded BRIDGE Workshop in Nampula, Northern Mozambique

The Mozambican Country Office of NIMD (Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy) hosted a customized BRIDGE Workshop

July 17, 2014
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Voter Registration, Bagamoyo – Tanzania, 23 -27 June 2014

23rd June, 2014, National Electoral Commission (NEC) employees convened in the coastal and historic town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, to attend a BRIDGE modular training on Voter Registration.

July 16, 2014

Great Nawojians elevated Media and Elections BRIDGE Modular Workshop to a high level

A Modular BRIDGE Workshop on Media and Elections was held at Valencia Hotel, in Abuja, from 7 to 11 July 2014 for the National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) members.

July 14, 2014
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FDF en Haiti: le premier atelier!

Haiti a son noyau de facilitateurs BRIDGE grâce à la Formation de Formateurs organisé par la Fondation Internationale

July 9, 2014

Media Corps in Nigeria welcomes Media and Elections BRIDGE Workshop

The focus of the workshop was to improve relationships of

July 7, 2014

A TtF for Political Parties, Civil Society, Media and EMBs from Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau

With regards to the project capacity development programme, the project's main training methodology was BRIDGE.....

July 2, 2014
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Bulawayo - ZESN in collaboration with ZEC held a three-day Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) workshop in Bulawayo from the 18th to 20th of June 2014.

June 30, 2014

PONT formation tenue à Antananarivo, en juin 2014, organisée par la Commission de l’Union africaine

Les prochaines élections législatives partielles en République de Madagascar se dérouleront le 29 aout 2014 et seront suivie, probablement avant la fin de l'année par les élections locales

June 24, 2014

Uganda Electoral Commission Funded Bridge Training

Following the 2011 General Elections, the Uganda Electoral Commission conducted an institutional evaluation to review performance and develop a new strategic plan.

June 16, 2014

Voter Registration and Technology in Ségou, the capital of the Bambara Empire

The West African country of Mali has come a long way since the military coup of March 2012 which troubled what had been referred to as a "beacon of democracy".

June 11, 2014


Ttf s'est tenu à Kinshasa, du 12 au 23 mai 2014 dans l'enceinte de la maison des élections

June 10, 2014

BRIDGE Workshop on Civic Education in Madagascar

A three-day workshop on civic education took place in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 20 to 22 May 2014.

May 29, 2014

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova runs the module External Voting in Romanian language

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova (CEC) has organized for the 4th time the BRIDGE workshops, with the topic "External Voting", in Romanian Language.

May 19, 2014

NEC and ZEC organize a UNDP Funded TtF in Tanzania

Twenty one representatives from National Electoral Commission (NEC) and Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) gathered in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, to take part in a BRIDGE Train the Facilitators workshop

May 5, 2014
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Political Finance in the South of Mali-in Sikasso

From March 31 through April 3, 2014, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) made the headlines with a great second BRIDGE training on political finance held in the historic city of Sikasso, in southern Mali.

May 2, 2014
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BRIDGE workshop on voter information in Madagascar

Twenty-three representatives from the Malagasy Electoral Commission

April 17, 2014

Train the Facilitator course in Antananarivo

UNDP organized a BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) Train the Facilitator course in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 24 Mar to 4 April 2014

April 7, 2014

Enhancing NEC Rwanda facilitators

National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Rwanda in collaboration with the Governance team of One UN Rwanda have conducted BRIDGE workshop for EMB staff/trainers during 21-29 March, 2014

April 4, 2014

Access to Electoral Process in Antananarivo

The workshop was a unique opportunity to strengthen the capacities of the participants and also to continue raising awareness on the civil and political rights

April 3, 2014

Gender and Elections workshop in Madagascar

24 electoral administrators, civil society activists, and UNDP staff gathered in Antananarivo for a 3-day Bridge Training on Gender and Elections

March 20, 2014
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Crossing the gender BRIDGE in Nigeria

World over, women have always been marginalized in decision making processes.

February 5, 2014
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A TtF in Malawi

In the context of the European Union funded project Preventing Electoral Violence in the SADC (PEV-SADC,,

January 2, 2014

Contestants, Media and Elections in Rwanda

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Rwanda in collaboration with the Governance team of One UN Rwanda, held the BRIDGE workshop on Contestants, Media and Elections for the Political parties and media practitioners during December 17-21, 2013, in Musanze, Rwanda.

December 22, 2013

IDEA BRIDGE – Malawi at the Crossroads

The Republic of Malawi is fast approaching its May 2014 Tri-partite Elections.  These elections mark another important moment for democratic progression in Malawi as the country has seen radical changes in its political landscape since its last election event.

December 10, 2013

The First TtF in Namibia

The 'Preventing Electoral Violence in the SADC region' project, PEV-SADC ( delivered a BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia from 25 November to 6 December 2013.

November 27, 2013
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"Preventing Electoral Violence in the Countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)"

In continued support of the regional electoral network,

November 26, 2013

l’Observation électorale à Madagascar

Dans le cadre du Projet d’Appui à la Crédibilité et à la Transparence des Elections à Madagascar, PACTE ( et du Projet Preventing Election-related Violence in SADC countries, PEV-SADC (, sur financement de l’Union européenne, une formation modulaire BRIDGE sur l’ « observation électorale » adaptée au contexte malgache a eu lieu du 20 au 23 novembre 2013.

November 25, 2013


Sur financement de l’Union européenne, les projets PACTE - Projet d'Appui à la Crédibilité et à la Transparence des Elections à Madagascar ( et PEV-SADC - Preventing Electoral Violence in the Countries of the Southern African Development Community

November 18, 2013

Un FDF au Togo

Le Togo vient de tenir des élections législatives le 25 Juillet 2013, élections qui ont été observées  par plusieurs missions d’observation dont la Mission d’Assistance Electorale(MAE).

November 12, 2013


The Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN) supported by international partner the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted a BRIDGE Civic Education Modular workshop from 06-08 November, 2013, in Kadoma District located in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. The objectives of the workshop aimed at building capacity of the target audience to develop effective public outreach programmes.

November 4, 2013

Mozambique trains more BRIDGE Facilitators

Twenty four participants from Mozambican political Parties, Civil Society Organizations and Electoral Management Bodies attended the BRIDGE Training the Facilitator, in Maputo, from 14-25 October 2013.

October 29, 2013


Un double atelier de formation modulaire BRIDGE sur le « Genre et élections »  s’est déroulé du 07 au 11 octobre 2013 à l’Hôtel Sarakawa dans la ville de Lomé ; capitale de la République du Togo.

October 28, 2013

BRIDGE for New Commissioners of NEC Liberia

UNDP Liberia Electoral Cycle Support Project, upon request by the chairman of the National Elections Commission of Liberia, organized BRIDGE workshop on Introduction to Electoral Administration. The purpose of the workshop was to provide new Commissioners and senior officials of NEC with general knowledge on electoral issues, and opportunity to discuss current challenges for upcoming Senatorial Elections of 2014.

October 22, 2013

2014 Elections Beckon South Africa

On Wednesday, October 09, 2013, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa launched its 2014 Election Campaign in Midrand, marking the beginning of the vibrant atmosphere associated with this phase of the electoral cycle.

October 16, 2013

First TtF in Tanzania for CSOs

In the context of the continued support to the SADC Election Support Network (SADC-ESN), the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) in collaboration with the Secretariat of SADC-ESN have delivered a BRIDGE Train the Facilitator session in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 23 September to 4 October 2013.

October 11, 2013

Anambra State IEC Crosses the BRIDGE in Nigeria

The Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) had  5 day training workshop on ‘BRIDGE’ (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance, and Election) modular on Introduction to Election Administration for the members and staff of the commission between 12th – 16th of August, 2013, preparatory to the conduct of forth coming local Government elections in the state.

October 10, 2013

BRIDGE for the Anambra State IEC

They say that, there is  "always light at the end of the tunnel" is the situation Anambra people in South Eastern Nigeria are in, at this point in time. Having spent fifteen years of no elections at local government, the Governor recently surprised them with announcement and all is geared towards 5th October 2013, when they will conduct their  Local Government elections.

October 10, 2013

BRIDGE aux cotes de la Guinee pour les legislatives

Samedi 28 septembre 2013, la Guinée n’a pas manqué son rendez-vous avec l’Histoire. Trois ans après une élection présidentielle qui a marqué les esprits en introduisant l’alternance, le pays s’est doté d’une Assemblée nationale qui vient compléter le dispositif institutionnel soutenant la sortie de crise, la normalisation démocratique et la consolidation d’un état de droit.

October 8, 2013

BRIDGE participants from Tanzania have their say!

An article by the participants in the BRIDGE Voter Registration for the NEC staff conducted in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

October 8, 2013

Voter registration … a BRIDGE first for Tanzania

A BRIDGE Voter Registration workshop was held from 16-20 September, 2013, in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. This was the first BRIDGE project in Tanzania.

October 8, 2013

BRIDGE training in Mali… a first!

From September 16 through 20, with USAID support, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) brought together 22 participants from the Malian Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), the Direction Générale des Elections (DGE), the Ministry of Territorial Administration (MATD) – the three EMBs - and staff from the local IFES office.

September 26, 2013

Strategic & Financial Planning Module in Sao Tome e Principe

In the framework of its annual work plan, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of  São Tomé e Principe organized a BRIDGE workshop on Strategic, Operational and Financial Planning.

September 19, 2013
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UNDP/NEC conducts Civic Education Module in Liberia

With financial support provided by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), a team of UNDP/NEC facilitators conducted a BRIDGE Civic Education Module on 21-23 August at Golden Gate Hotel.

August 22, 2013

Gender & Elections Course Mohale, Lesotho

The Electoral Commission of Lesotho in conjunction with the United Nations Development Program - UNDP organised a BRIDGE Gender and Elections course on 29 July to 02 August 2013 in Mohale Lodge- Lesotho.

August 19, 2013

Twinning Media and Elections in Addis Ababa

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance office in Addis Ababa twinned Media and Elections using BRIDGE in an English run training workshop held at the Radisson Blue Hotel from the 22 to 26 July 2013.

August 7, 2013

Two TtF’s for Electoral Observation Networks in Madagascar

Two BRIDGE TTF’s were given simultaneously in Antananarivo, Madagascar, between 16 – 26 July 2013 for Electoral Observation Networks in the framework of two EU funded projects.

July 29, 2013

Different Roles….One Goal…

Election practitioners and media professionals from both the East and West of Africa, converged at the home of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 22-26 July, 2013, to explore ways and means of strengthening relationships as strategic allies in deepening democracy as they carry out their different mandates. 

July 24, 2013

BRIDGE Post-Election Activities workshop in Kenya

In 2013, the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) of Kenya had to take a big challenge by holding six elections on the same day under a new constitution.

July 22, 2013

Elections Management & the Media in Liberia

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in conjunction with the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia organized a BRIDGE Media and Elections workshop from July 08-11, 2013, in Monrovia, Liberia.

July 22, 2013

SADC ESN Prepares for Observation in Zimbabwe!!

For a period in 2013, uncertainty was lingering on when the Zimbabwean elections would be held. Two Constitutional Court rulings in June stated that the election had to be held by July 31 2013 and so this date was announced as the elections day for Zimbabwe.

July 19, 2013

Civic Education for Illiterate Voters in Tunisia

Within the support provided to the Tunisian Authorities after the NCA election, IFES and UNDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MSA) of Tunisia, have organized two training workshops for MSA staff on civic education for Illiterate voters.

July 12, 2013

Mixing Media and Elections in Centurion

As winter set in on the Pretoria Highveld, International IDEA hosted a Media and Elections BRIDGE Course as part of the African Union/International IDEA Joint Activity Plan.

July 10, 2013

Introduction to Election Administration in Sudan

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) have organized two BRIDGE “Introduction to Election Administration” workshops.

July 9, 2013

Un atelier double au Togo

Depuis Mai 2012, le PNUD/Togo s’est engagé dans une approche de renforcement des capacités des acteurs nationaux basée sur la méthode BRIDGE.

July 3, 2013

Bassam Hosts CEI’s BRIDGE on Post Electoral Activities

After the post electoral crisis of 2010, Cote d'Ivoire strived to rebuild its democratic institutions and organised two key elections (parliamentary in 2011 and local government elections in 2012).

July 3, 2013

BRIDGE pour la Societe Civile Congolaise

Du 30 mai au 12 juin 2013 s'est tenu au Centre d'Information des Nations Unies à Brazzaville, l'atelier formation BRIDGE en Administration électorale et information des électeurs pour 42 acteurs des Organisations de la Société Congolaise.

July 3, 2013

BRIDGE: Agent of Change in Liberia

On that memorable day of June 24, 2013, representatives of women groups in Liberia

June 28, 2013

Gender and Elections Course for Gender Desk Officers in Nigeria

Democratic Governance for Development, a project under UNDP, funded the Gender and Elections module for Gender Desk Officers for State Independent Election Commissions.

June 27, 2013

UNDP and EU funded BRIDGE in Liberia

The National Elections Commission (NEC) aims to extend the democratization process in Liberia

June 13, 2013

First BRIDGE TtF For Sudan’s NEC

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) have organized the first BRIDGE TtF workshop for Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) in May 2013.

June 6, 2013
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Une deuxieme Formation de Facilitateurs BRIDGE au Togo

Juchée sur les collines de la région administrative  des Plateaux,  Kpalimé, petite ville située à 120km au nord-est de la capitale Lomé, a accueilli du 06 au 17 mai 2013, une deuxième session de formation de facilitateurs BRIDGE organisée par le PNUD/Togo, avec l’appui financier de l’Union Européenne, dans le cadre du Projet d’Appui aux Processus Electoraux (PAPE).


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