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.

May 15, 2012

ZESN and BRIDGE in Bulawayo

Enlightening, refreshing, unique’ are just some of the words that participants have used to describe the just ended two-part, five day BRIDGE training workshop organised by Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, from 7 to 11 May 2012.

May 10, 2012

Life Changing Experiences in Pretoria

As part of its ongoing project in Africa International IDEA organised a BRIDGE Train the facilitators Course in English from 12-23 March 2012 which was held in Pretoria, South Africa

March 30, 2012

Civic Activism Taken to Dizzy Heights in Zimbabwe

The Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) program invitations came just at a time when the election discourse in the country has not only gathered momentum but plunged the country under the grip of uncertainty.

March 29, 2012

L’atelier modulaire BRIDGE tenu a Zongo, RD Congo

L'atelier modulaire Bridge sur l'introduction à l'administration électorale, planification stratégique et financière a été programmé et mise en oeuvre du 5 au 7 juillet 2011 au Bas Congo plus précisément sur le Site de Zongo.

March 22, 2012

First BRIDGE in Libya

UNDP-Libya has organized four BRIDGE training workshops in Tripoli to support civil society and develop Libyan human resources in civic education.

March 14, 2012

International IDEA organises a BRIDGE TtF with a political parties focus

International IDEA in conjunction with NIMD organised a Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) course from 6 -27 February 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.

March 13, 2012
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2012 Presidential Elections in Senegal: First BRIDGE Training on election observation for 60 women leaders

The Women Platform for Peaceful Elections in Senegal is a group of women's organizations of civil society in Senegal and West Africa. It is composed of Senegalese women's organizations, women's organizations in Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Gambia and Senegal.

March 13, 2012

Gorée Institute trains 30 journalists from community radio ahead of the 2012 elections in Senegal

As part of an EU funded project to support Senegalese civil society in domestic observation, Gorée Institute implemented a series of BRIDGE trainings in the pre-election phase to build the capacities of key stakeholders.

March 13, 2012

Gorée Institute trains 12 Média Monitors ahead of the 2012 elections in Senegal

As part of an EU funded project to support Senegalese civil society in domestic observation, Gorée Institute implemented a series of BRIDGE trainings in the pre-election phase to build the capacities of key stakeholders.

March 13, 2012

African Union Supports BRIDGE Professional Development Training Course in Nigeria

A 5-day Professional Development Training (PDT) was conducted from the 12 - 16 December 2011 at the Bolingo Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria for seventeen senior staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria.

March 13, 2012

BRIDGE in Ziguinchor, Senegal

For the past 20 years, Senegal has been a beacon of democracy in the West Africa sub region. Although the country has a long history of well-run elections, the presidential elections scheduled to take place on February 26, 2012 will be decisive in the future stability of Senegal.

March 9, 2012

BRIDGE in Saint-Louis, Senegal

For the past 20 years, Senegal has been a beacon of democracy in the West Africa sub region. Although the country has a long history of well-run elections, the presidential elections scheduled to take place on February 26, 2012 will be decisive in the future stability of Senegal.

January 31, 2012

Three module workshops in Rwanda

The Rwanda National Electoral Commission (NEC) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised three BRIDGE module workshops on Electoral Systems, Civic Education and Polling, Counting and Results from 16-25 January 2012 for 20 officers.

January 26, 2012

A 2nd BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) Course for INEC, Nigeria

A BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) workshop was held from 5-15 December 2011 in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, for 26 staff members (14 females and 12 males) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

January 10, 2012

BRIDGE in Tambacounda, Senegal

For the past 20 years, Senegal has been a beacon of democracy in the West African sub region.

January 1, 2012
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The First International Gender and Elections BRIDGE held in Kenya

The UNDP's Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support and UNDP Kenya Country Office organised a three day Gender and Elections BRIDGE, in Naivasha, Kenya, 28-30 November 2011.

December 19, 2011

BRIDGE training on the Gorée Island for members of the Senegalese Electoral Commission

For the past 20 years, Senegal has been a beacon of democracy in the West Africa sub region.

December 15, 2011

BRIDGE returns to Chad for Observation

As a component of the Promoting Elections, Accountability and Civic Engagement (PEACE) Project in Chad, the BRIDGE Workshop on Electoral Observation was held between the 8 and 9 of December 2011 in Dandi, Chad.

December 15, 2011

BRIDGE returns to Chad for Planning

As a component of the Promoting Elections, Accountability and Civic Engagement (PEACE) Project in Chad, the BRIDGE Workshop for Strategic & Financial Planning was held between the 5 and 7 of December 2011 in Dandi, Chad.

December 6, 2011

A BRIDGE TtF in Accra, Ghana

As part of its ongoing project in Africa, International IDEA organised a 10-day BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Workshop in French from 14-25 November 2011, which was held in Accra, Ghana.

November 29, 2011
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Electoral Dispute Resolution in Ghana

As part of its ongoing project in Africa International IDEA organised a 5-day BRIDGE training in English on "Electoral Dispute resolution" from 17-21 October 2011 which was held in Accra, Ghana

November 29, 2011

BRIDGE customised workshop in Kenya

Pursuant to a series of interventions of providing capacity for election practitioners agreed upon by the International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (International IDEA) and the then Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) now the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya, six of the twenty four semi-accredited workshop facilitators conducted a three-day customised workshop in Tulaga-Munyaka, Kenya from 16-18 November, 2011.

November 22, 2011

First BRIDGE workshops in Tunisia

The January 14, 2011 nationwide revolution in Tunisia initiated a new era in the Region. After decades dominated by autocratic rulers, Tunisia started shaping the way toward democratisation.

November 17, 2011
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5 day Registration workshop in Portuguese – South Africa

As part of its ongoing project in Africa International IDEA organised a 5-day BRIDGE training in Portuguese on "Voter Registration" from 31 October – 4 November 2011 which was held in Pretoria, South Africa.

November 15, 2011

Report on the BRIDGE “Train the Facilitators” with a Gender focus Training – Pretoria South Africa

Subsequent to the success of the very first Gender Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) workshop which was piloted in Pretoria South Africa in September 2010, International IDEA organised a similar TtF on 22 August – 02 September 2011.

November 14, 2011

The very First BRIDGE TTF under the heat of Sahara Desert – TAPOA, Niger

Over the past several years, the political environment in Niger has been characterized by good democratic practices with professionally organized elections.

November 9, 2011

Electoral Dispute Resolution in South Africa

With the recent publication of two new handbooks on electoral dispute resolution, Electoral Justice: The International IDEA Handbook (2010) and Guidelines for Understanding, Adjudicating, and Resolving Disputes in Elections (GUARDE) (2011) the BRIDGE electoral dispute resolution module has recently undergone an extensive and timely revision.

November 7, 2011

Boundary Delimitation module in Ethiopia just before the delimitation exercise

UNDP/Ethiopia within the Democratic Institutions Programme (DIP) project "Enhanced capacity of the National Electoral Board" has organized the BRIDGE workshops on Boundary Delimitation for Senior EMB (NEBE) officials and other stakeholders

November 2, 2011

‘BRIDGE’ HAS BROKEN THE JINX IN NIGERIA

When we were told at the office that we have been selected as part of the batch of those who will undergo a Train the Facilitator course in Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Election (BRIDGE), we were excited and curious.

October 14, 2011

BRIDGE on the Equator – A Training the Facilitator delivered in Portuguese in the Islands of São Tomé e Principe

From 27th September to 7th October, the first ever BRIDGE course was conducted in São Tomé, the capital of the islands of São Tomé e Principe, that straddle the line of the Equator.

October 9, 2011

A BRIDGE Training the Facilitator delivered in Portuguese in the thriving capital of Angola, Luanda

Improving the skills and self-confidence of Angolan electoral stakeholders in training techniques using the adult participatory and interactive approach of BRIDGE has been the fundamental objective of the Train the Facilitator

September 29, 2011

The First BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Program for Kenya EMB staff

The International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (International IDEA) and the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

September 9, 2011

BRIDGE “Voter Registration” for Africa French EMB representatives

BRIDGE “Voter Registration” for Africa French EMB representatives

 

September 8, 2011

International IDEA organised BRIDGE “Gender” TtF in Pretoria – South Africa

BRIDGE partner, International IDEA, organised a 10 day TtF in Pretoria, South Africa with a special focus on gender and its role in the electoral process.

September 1, 2011

BRIDGE Training of Trainers (TtF) for West African Civil Society

Gorée Institute, the ACE and BRIDGE hub for West Africa organised a BRIDGE Training of Trainers (TtF)

August 30, 2011

“Voter Registration” 5-day Workshop in Accra, Ghana

International IDEA with support from AusAID through its Africa Governance Fund organised a BRIDGE “Voter Registration” 5-day Workshop in Accra, Ghana. The workshop conducted in English was held from 11 July – 15 July 2011.

August 30, 2011

BRIDGE training workshops in Juba

IFES South Sudan has organized two BRIDGE training workshops in Juba to support domestic stakeholder decision-making and build capacity to manage electoral processes during the post-independence period.

August 18, 2011

BRIDGE “Voter Registration” 5-day Workshop

International IDEA has been engaged in building the capacity of African Election Management Body (EMB) personnel with support from AusAID since 2004.

August 4, 2011

Train the Facilitator in the Mozambican Capital Maputo

Widening Perspectives and Deepening the Cooperation between the Mozambican Electoral Administration and the Pro PALOP-TL Project to carry out BRIDGE and Pro PALOP-TL activities

July 12, 2011

BRIDGE Strategic, Operational and Financial Planning Workshop, Guinea Bissau

In light of the legislative elections and the possible local elections in 2012, the electoral management bodies of Guinea Bissau –

July 4, 2011

BRIDGE Training of Trainers (ToT) Course, Zambia

The United Party for National Development – UPND in conjunction with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation - FNF organised a BRIDGE Training of Trainers (ToT) course in four provinces (Lusaka; Copperbelt; Southern and North Western) in Zambia.

June 30, 2011

BRIDGE Media and Elections in Guinea-Bissau

From 20 to 22 June, the BRIDGE workshop on Media and Elections was conducted in Portuguese in Guinea Bissau in the context of the Project in Support of the 2010-2013 Electoral Cycles of the Portuguese Speaking African Countries and Timor Leste (PRO PALOP TL).  

June 15, 2011

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module in Pretoria, South Africa, 16-20 May, 2011

Gender inequalities within electoral processes are common all around the world, strengthened by and connected to the social, cultural and economic barriers facing women in most societies.

June 10, 2011

A First in BRIDGE: Observation & Election Dispute Resolution for Central African Electoral Commissions … in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

The holding of transparent and peaceful electoral processes is a recurring issue in the African continent and, specifically in the Central African sub region.

June 2, 2011

TtF Khartoum – Sudan December 2010

International IDEA-Sudan has organised the BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop in Khartoum, between December 12 -23, 2010.

May 11, 2011

The first step across a long BRIDGE… in Portuguese

The first ever TtF entirely conducted in Portuguese was held in Bissau, the capital of the western-African country, Guinea-Bissau, between April 11 -22.

April 14, 2011

Central African Election Leaders gather to discuss Election Dispute Resolution

25 senior electoral management experts from 8 countries in central Africa gathered in Kinshasa from March 14-16 to participate in a BRIDGE workshop on electoral dispute resolution (EDR).

March 28, 2011

BRIDGE Workshop in Sudan

This is a report of BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Election) Workshop for United Nations Integrated Referendum and Electoral Division (UNIRED) staff from both Northern and Southern Sudan.

March 4, 2011

IFES kicks off first BRIDGE Train the Facilitators Course in Guinea

The Republic of Guinea has recently made great strides on the road toward democracy. With the recent election of the first democratically-elected president in its entire history

February 1, 2011

BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Course, Siavonga, ZAMBIA

In preparation for the upcoming Elections envisaged to be conducted around September 2011; the Electoral Commission of Zambia – ECZ in conjunction with UNDP Zambia organised a Train the facilitator (TtF) course

December 21, 2010

BRIDGE Train the Facilitators Course on the shores of Lake Tanganika

IFES-Burundi organized a BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) Train the Facilitator course from December 6-17 in Bujumbura, Burundi.

December 8, 2010

IFES Kicks off first BRIDGE training in Niger

IFES was awarded a cooperative agreement for Niger through the USAID/CEPPS mechanism in August 2010 to assist the Niger National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) in conducting the upcoming elections

October 11, 2010

International IDEA organizes a BRIDGE TtF Workshop for Gender Specialists in Pretoria South Africa

In Pretoria, South Africa International IDEA organized a BRIDGE Train the Facilitators workshop for gender specialists from Africa and other parts of the world.

October 8, 2010
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BRIDGE is showcased in Sahara Desert to Niger EMB and international partners September 29, 2010

Within the framework of the USAID/CEPPS funded project “Niger: Promoting the Electoral Process”,

July 23, 2010
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BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Course, Entebbe, UGANDA

In preparation for the upcoming Elections in February and March 2011; the Electoral Commission of Uganda - EC  organised a Train the facilitator (TtF)

June 1, 2010
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IDEA organises a BRIDGE Implementation Workshop in Pretoria South Africa in March 2010

International IDEA as part of its ongoing partnership with the Africa Union organised a 5-day BRIDGE Implementation Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa from 15-19 March 2010.

May 31, 2010
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BRIDGE workshop for French – speaking EMBs in Ghana

A BRIDGE workshop was held in Accra – Ghana from May 3 – 7, 2010 targeting EMB commissioners and senior staff from French-speaking African countries.

May 25, 2010
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BRIDGE Training in Burundi

Political party relations and electoral dispute resolution took center stage during the second in a series of BRIDGE trainings offered by IFES-Burundi last week.

May 9, 2010

BRIDGE Training for West African Civil Society Organisations Working in Electoral Processes

2011 and 2012 being critical years for democracy and electoral processes in West Africa,

April 20, 2010
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Electoral Commission of Uganda Organises it’s First TtF Workshop

As Uganda prepares for forth-coming 2011 General Elections: Presidential, Parliamentary, District Chairpersons and Local Councils elections,

March 31, 2010
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IGAD Workshop, Mombasa, Kenya

A BRIDGE Workshop (Electoral Observation) was recently conducted for Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

March 18, 2010
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BRIDGE training high in the hills of Ngozi

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Burundian Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) partnered to hold Burundi’s first BRIDGE training high in the hills of Ngozi, from March 3 – 6, 2010.

March 11, 2010
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Full of ‘Firsts’ in the DRC

The Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and IFES-DRC relaunched their long-standing partnership during a vibrant BRIDGE course offered in Kinshasa from February 22-24.

January 29, 2010
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Voter Registration – Nairobi, Kenya

This is a report of BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Election) Training Workshop for 17 Regional Elections Coordinators (RECs), Deputy Chief Elections Officer, (D-CEO) and five Directors of the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC), Kenya.

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