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).
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.


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