May 30, 2013
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BRIDGE Workshop for NEC Rwanda

Facilitators UNDP Rwanda under the Governance Support Program recruited fully accredited BRIDGE facilitators Mr. Shalva Tskhakaya from Georgia and Mr. Madhu Prasad Regmi from Nepal to conduct a 10-days workshop on Introduction to Electoral Administration and Strategic and Financial Planning modules for the high level officials of National Elections Commission of Rwanda.

May 29, 2013
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CENI Bridges From Ngozi Heights

As the Electoral Commission of Burundi (CENI) is preparing for the 2015 presidential elections, one of their main challenges will be to effectively work with all electoral stakeholders in order to build trust in the process.

May 27, 2013
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After the passing away of President Professor Bingu wa Mutharika President Mutharika of Malawi in April, 2012 the presidential title was taken over by former Vice-President Joyce Banda. 

May 12, 2013

First TtF in Malawi!

As part of preparations for the forthcoming Tripartite Elections scheduled to take place in May, 2014, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) organized a 10-day intensive Train the Facilitator (TtF) Workshop at Shire Highlands Hotel in Blantyre from 23rd April to 3rd May, 2013.

May 6, 2013
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Atelier modulaire BRIDGE « Planification strategique et financiere », Accra, Ghana

Du 15 au 19 avril 2013 s’est tenu à Accra, au Ghana, un atelier modulaire BRIDGE sur la planification stratégique et financière.


April 30, 2013


It was a delighted Sunday evening the 7th day of April 2013, when 35 Nigerian youths selected from across reputable civil society groups from the northern geo-political zones of the country converged at Chelsea hotel Abuja for a 5 day civic  / voter information modular Workshop.


April 25, 2013
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Strategy and Addis Ababa!

22 members of EMBs in Africa got together in Addis Ababa 8-12 April 2013 to share experiences and develop their capacity in the field of strategic and financial planning. 

April 25, 2013

Moving from SMART to WARM: Warming up for 2015

The need for Nigerian youth to strategically contribute their quota to the  democratic and electoral processes of the country was brought to the fore as youth leaders gathered in Port Harcourt from April 15 to 19, 2013.

April 23, 2013


Le premier  atelier de formation  de facilitateurs (FdF)  BRIDGE au Togo s’est tenu du 02 au 12 avril 2013 dans la ville de  Kpalimé, une des villes touristiques du pays, située à 120 km au nord-ouest de Lomé, la capitale.

April 15, 2013

Completion for South Sudan

IFES South Sudan Election Administration Support Program, funded by USAID,    completed the foundation modules in the BRIDGE training for the newly formed South Sudan National Elections Commission (NEC).

April 9, 2013

Introduction for SIECs in Nigeria

From March 18 through 22, 30 members of the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) of Jigawa, Ebonyi and Gombé gathered in Abuja (Nigeria) to share ideas, practical experiences and strategies on electoral administration.

April 9, 2013

Election Observation – SADC gets ready!!

In 2013, elections are expected to be held in two Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries.

April 3, 2013

Together Reaching Out…Touching You, Naija…!

The Democratic Governance for Development Project II of the UNDP and its international partners, EU, DFID and CIDA, as part of their capacity building programmes for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Media organised a 5-day BRIDGE workshop on Media and Elections for INEC Public Affairs Officers and local and international journalists from the southern part of Nigeria.

April 2, 2013
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BRIDGE Sets Agenda For 2015 Elections In Nigeria

The world is turning its focus on Nigeria towards a successful election in 2015 with preparations from different organisations, in ensuring free, fair, credible and crisis-free elections.

March 25, 2013

Strategic Planning Workshop for the SADC

International IDEA organized a 5-day BRIDGE Capacity-Building Training for 23 staff of Election Management Bodies from the SADC region, on the topic “Strategic and Financial Planning”.

March 25, 2013
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Introduction for Nigerias State IEC


From March 11 through 15, 29 members of the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) of Imo, Enugu and Ekiti States gathered in Abuja (Nigeria) to share ideas, practical experiences and strategies on electoral administration.

March 21, 2013

Participants’ Views on Gender and Elections in Lagos


Participants took away so much from facilitators as well as other participants through passionate and dynamic interaction.
However, the following ‘Learning Outcomes’ were outstanding and no beneficiary will be in a hurry to forget. 

March 18, 2013

BRIDGE and Political Parties Get Acquainted in Nigeria

From March 4 – 8, 2013 organizing secretaries of 23 Nigerian political parties as well as 3 staff from the Nigerian electoral commission (INEC) gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss the roles, responsibilities and challenges of electoral contestants in the electoral process. The training was part of a series of BRIDGE trainings the UNDP has been organizing in Nigeria under the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) program.


March 18, 2013

Awake! Naija, Awake!

It is widely known that knowledge is as wide as the ocean. The Gender and Elections workshop held in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria from 11-15 March, 2013, proved to be so.


February 26, 2013

First BRIDGE Workshop for the Worlds Newest EMB – South Sudan

IFES South Sudan Election Administration Support Program, funded by USAID, organized the "first-ever" BRIDGE training for the newly formed South Sudan National Elections Commission (NEC).

February 25, 2013

A Team Of ‘Firsts’ – In The Kalahari Delta

Converging in Gaborone we came from all corners of the SADC region all headed to a ten-day long, 04-15 February, 2013, Train the Facilitator EU-UNDP funded project in support of Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries (ECF-SADC).

February 18, 2013

IFES enables the Mauritanian Electoral Commission to hold its second BRIDGE workshop

One of the strategic priorities of the Mauritanian Electoral Commission (CENI) is the capacity building of its members.

February 14, 2013

Nigeria Workshop Brings Women and Politics Issues to Life in the Classroom


As part of an ongoing series of BRIDGE trainings for the Nigerian INEC, UNDP-Nigeria organized a 5-day workshop on gender and elections in Abuja at the end of January.

February 10, 2013

Media? Check! Elections? Check!

The first Bridge Media and Elections workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, was supported by the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD II) Project and its international partners – EU, DFID, CID and UNDP.

February 4, 2013

BRIDGE and South Africas IEC

In collaboration with IDEA, the IEC hosted a five day BRIDGE course in Centurion at the IEC Head Office.

January 28, 2013

Not One, Not Two but Three Workshops for Libya

IFES organized three simultaneous BRIDGE trainings (January 7-10, 2013) for civil society members and staff of the High National Electoral Commission in support of a peaceful and democratic political transition in Libya.

January 24, 2013

Another BRIDGE Customised Workshop in Abuja

It was as interesting as it was full of suspense and demanding when 30 staff of Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) converged in the Fountain Hall of the prestigious Rockview Hotel Abuja, Nigeria for a 5 day Modular workshop from the 7th – 11th January 2013.

January 22, 2013

Introduction to Zambia

In addressing an identified need, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zambia,  organised a training workshop for new members and senior staff of ECZ from 17-19 December, 2012, in Lusaka, Zambia.  

January 17, 2013

Tunisian Civic Education

ERIS organized 2 BRIDGE Civic Education workshops for the Members of the Ministry of Education in Tunisia, Hammamet from the 12 to 16 December 2012.

December 21, 2012

So Many T’s: TtF in Tunisia!

The second BRIDGE Training the Facilitator (TtF) workshop for civil society organizations in Tunisia took place in Sousse between the 26 November and 7 December.

December 20, 2012

BRIDGE Training For National Independant Electoral Commission Of Nigeria

The African Union (AU) and International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) organised a BRIDGE workshop on Pre-Election Activities for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from November 26-30, 2012

December 17, 2012

Ondo’s Path to Electoral Administration

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission in conjunction with the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project organised a BRIDGE module on to Electoral Administration course on 3-8 December 2012 in Abuja, Nigeria.

December 16, 2012

Building Capacity for INEC in Nigeria

In the framework of its program for building the capacity of electoral stakeholders in Nigeria, and with the financial support of USAID and the cooperation of INEC, IFES Nigeria organized two TtF workshops for INEC State Training Officers.

December 9, 2012

Observation, ZESN and Bulawayo

Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), whose mission is that of the promotion of democratic elections in Zimbabwe, has a track record of fielding short term observers to support the electoral process.

December 7, 2012

Youth Outreach in Botswana

International IDEA co-hosted two BRIDGE courses with the African Union under a funding agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Botswana.

December 7, 2012

Contestants Workshop In Addis Ababa

International IDEA organised an Electoral Contestants Module Course for EMBs in Africa on 22 -26 October 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

December 7, 2012

Electoral Contestants in Pretoria

International IDEA organised an Electoral Contestants Module Course for EMBs in Africa on 01 -05 October 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.

December 6, 2012

Civic Education, Electoral Contestants Combined in Malawi!

The European Union through Democratic Governance Program funded the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct BRIDGE course on Civic Education/Voter Information and Electoral Contestants combined modules. 

December 3, 2012

Liberias Introduction to Electoral Administration

With the support of UNDP Liberia basket fund provided by EU, BRIDGE Module 1 was conducted on 20-23 November in Margibi county, Travelers’ In Hotel.

November 27, 2012

Civic Education and Libya

UNDP organized through the SCELT Project (Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition) a BRIDGE Civic Education workshop.

November 26, 2012

BRIDGE docks on the beautiful Victoria Island of Lagos!

The 2011 general elections were the best Nigeria had ever known in terms of preparedness and credibility of the process in the eyes of the Nigerian population and the international community.

November 4, 2012

Libya’s Big LEAP

A three day BRIDGE workshop – Introduction to Electoral Administration was funded by UNDP Libya through LEAP programme took place in Tripoli from 15th to 17th October.

October 31, 2012

Second TtF for Libya!

UNDP organized through the SCELT Project (Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition) the second BRIDGE TtF workshop in 2012.

October 24, 2012

IDEA and the African Union in Accra

International IDEA organised a BRIDGE modular workshop on electoral contestants for African EMBs on 8 - 12 October 2012 in Accra, Ghana.

October 23, 2012

Zambian Post Election Workshop

A Post-Election customised modular workshop was held from 27-31 August, 2012, Siavonga, Zambia.

October 18, 2012

Top of the class in Malawi!

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on 17-21 September, 2012 conducted a 5-day BRIDGE Course on Civic Education and Voter Information Modules at Malawi Sun Hotel, Blantyre, Malawi.

October 17, 2012

Pretorian Capacity Building

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the African Union developed a five-year implementation plan called the Joint Activity Plan in 2008.

October 2, 2012

Electoral Contestants’ In Liberia

IFES/Liberia in cooperation with UNDP/Liberia and NEC held the four-days BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Contestants for members of 10 Political Parties and members of the External Relations Department of the NEC at Golden Gate hotel from 24-27 September, 2012 in Monrovia, Liberia.


September 28, 2012

From Capetown To Cario…

From the Cape to Cairo, they came -- over 50 electoral administrators, civil society activists and UNDP staff gathered in Dakar, Senegal for a 5-day regional BRIDGE training on Gender and Elections sponsored by UNDP GPECS from 17th-21st September.

September 14, 2012

BRIDGE Workshop in Liberia

The implementation of BRIDGE project funded jointly by UNDP and IFES has started in July where the first BRIDGE module has been conducted for newly appointed employs of the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia.

September 5, 2012

Civil Education, Civil Society Tunisia

Following the 14th January 2011 revolution, the first of the Arab Spring, Tunisia embarked on a transitional period to democracy.

August 30, 2012

Polling, Counting, Results and Rwanda!

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been actively supporting the Electoral Administration of Rwanda since 2001, including large-scale professional, technical and training assistance. 

August 22, 2012

TtF In Rwanda

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been actively supporting the Electoral Administration of Rwanda since 2001, including large-scale professional, technical and training assistance.

August 20, 2012

Observation in South Africa

A BRIDGE Electoral Observation course was held from 30-31 July, 2012, in Pretoria, South Africa.

August 1, 2012

Civic Education for the Ministry of Social Affairs in Tunisia

Within the support provided to the Tunisian Authorities after the NCA election October 2011, IFES, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MSA) of Tunisia, organizes a series of training workshops for MSA staff on democracy, civil and political rights and electoral processes.

July 27, 2012

Cake for BRIDGE in Liberia

The experience of running BRIDGE programs has been confirmed in 2007-2008 when Liberian National Elections Commission (NEC) through financial support of IFES conducted series of individual BRIDGE Version 1 Trainings.

July 17, 2012

BRIDGE Togo Atelier Partis politiques

Du 09 au 13 juillet 2012 s’est tenue à l’Hôtel Mercure Sarakawa de Lomé une formation modulaire sur le rôle des partis politiques dans le processus électoral au Togo.

July 15, 2012

Senegal Observers!

Gorée Institute trained a group of 25 election observers prior to deploying an observer mission to the Senegal July 1st parliamentary elections.

July 15, 2012

Ugandan BRIDGE

The Electoral Commission of Uganda – EC-Uganda organized a BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Management course on 4th-8th June 2012 at the source of the Nile Resort in Jinja UGANDA.

July 13, 2012

An Introduction to BRIDGE in Malawi

The Electoral Commission of Malawi (MEC) in conjunction with The European Union (EU) organised a 5-day BRIDGE “Introduction to Electoral Administration” course on 18 – 22 June 2012 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

July 5, 2012

UNDP Congo Brazzaville Organizes HYBRIDGE

UNDP Congo Brazzaville organized 6 Hybridge trainings in Brazzaville, Owando, Gamboma, Pointe-Noire, Dolisie and Impfondo from June 11th to June 24th 2012.

June 27, 2012

Gender Training for French Speaking African EMBs!

International IDEA organised a BRIDGE modular workshop for African EMBs on 4 - 8 June 2012 in Accra, Ghana.

June 25, 2012

French BRIDGE in Togo

PNUD organise deux formations modulaires BRIDGE concomitantes sur l’introduction à l’administration électorale pour les média, les partis politiques et la société civile au Togo

June 22, 2012

Zimbabwe’s Introduction to Electoral Administration

The Electoral Commission of Zimbabwe – ZEC in conjunction with The United Nations Development Program - UNDP organised a BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Management course on 19- 23 April 2012 in Nyanga Zimbabwe. 

June 13, 2012

First TtF in Tunisia

First BRIDGE Training the Facilitators (TtF) in Tunisia, in French and Arabic, in Hammamet.

May 28, 2012

Conakry La Belle Workshop!

BRIDGE Workshop in Conakry la belle (Guinea) for IFES staff and local partners, May 17 – 20,2012.

May 28, 2012

BRIDGE Technical Agent training in Côte d’Ivoire

BRIDGE Training for Technical Agents for the Ivoirian Electoral Commission May 8 to 11, 2012.

May 24, 2012

Gender and Elections in Pretoria

IDEA trains Portuguese Speaking electoral administrators from African EMBs in a 5-day “Gender and Elections” BRIDGE held in Pretoria South Africa course 23-27 April2012.

May 23, 2012

International IDEA trains African EMBs in Addis Ababa

On 7th May, 2012, representatives from ten EMBs in Africa gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to take part in a BRIDGE Train the Facilitators workshop.

May 17, 2012

A sustainable and strategic approach to BRIDGE In Cape Verde

Cape Verde Islands - A sustainable and strategic approach to BRIDGE by transnational project in support of ACP Portuguese Speaking Countries (Pro PALOP-TL)05-09 December 2011 – Strategic Planning Module, 12-16 December 2011 – Voters' Registration Module, 02-09 May 2012 – Polling, Counting & Results Module.


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