The League of Arab States in partnership with the UNDP implemented a five-day BRIDGE workshop on “Gender equality and Elections”. The workshop was virtually conducted on April 4-8, 2021. Eighteen participants participated in the workshop. Fourteen from the LAS staff in addition to four participants from the United Arab Emirates Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (The UAE EMB). Fourteen of them were women. The facilitation team comprised five BRIDGE facilitators who participated in the preparation and delivery of this workshop, one of them was a TtF complete facilitator and three were women. By the end of the workshop, the TtF complete facilitator obtained her accreditation as BRIDGE workshop facilitator. The workshop aimed at raising awareness regarding the importance of women’s participation in elections, increasing knowledge regarding women’s role at the different phases of the Electoral cycle as well as identifying the challenges women face during elections. It also explored strategies to increase women’s presence in political life, tackled the issue of Electoral Observation from a Gender perspective, identified gender international obligations for elections, analyzed different electoral systems and their effect on women’s representation. By the end of the workshop, most of the participants recommended to have more BRIDGE trainings in the future, as it contributes effectively to building their capacities as EMB’s staff and election observers and it increases their knowledge regarding the different aspects of the electoral process. Ahmed Amin […]
In the context of the Libya Electoral Security Planning and Implementation Project (LESPI) project, Creative Associates has conducted the BRIDGE Electoral Security module in Hammamet, Tunisia, from November 18-22, 2019, for 22 participants from the three LESPI Libyan partners: Ministry of Interior (MOI), HNEC and CCMCE and Creative. The workshop aimed at building the capacity of the Libya electoral security partners and develop the skills of their main trainers as electoral security trainers equipped with the required knowledge and necessary skills to expand awareness in electoral security concepts, assessments, planning and monitoring tools within their own organizations both at the national and local levels.
The League of Arab States and the UNDP held a 5-day BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Administration and Observation. The workshop was funded by the UNDP and it took place from 16 – 20 December 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. Nineteen LAS participants participated in the workshop. Eight of them were women. The facilitation team included five BRIDGE facilitators who participated in the preparation and delivery of this course: Ossama Kamel (BRIDGE accrediting facilitator) Ahmed Amin (LAS BRIDGE workshop facilitator) Mahmoud Elshahat (LAS BRIDGE workshop facilitator) Adel Ben Abdallah (LAS BRIDGE workshop facilitator) Samiha Moubarak (LAS BRIDGE TtF complete facilitator) By the end of the workshop, the TtF complete facilitator (Samiha Moubarak) was accredited as BRIDGE workshop […]
10 – 14 December, 2017 in Cairo – Egypt UNDP jointly with the League of Arab States (LAS) held a BRIDGE training workshop on Introduction to Election Administration from 10 – 14 December, 2017 in Cairo – Egypt. The workshop covered several phases within the electoral cycle; international elections obligations, types of EMB’s, boundary delimitation, electoral systems, electoral education, voter registration and technology and elections. The last two days focused on elections observation; background, observation throughout the electoral cycle, codes of conduct and observation reports. 25 participants from LAS and UNDP participated in the workshop. Five BRIDGE facilitators delivered the training module: Ossama Kamel – Accrediting facilitator Ahmed Amin – LAS Workshop facilitator Mohmoud Elshahat – LAS Workshop facilitator Hiba Merheb – LAS TtF complete facilitator Radhia Ben Hassine – LAS TtF complete facilitator By the end of the workshop, the two TtF complete facilitators received their accreditation as workshop facilitators. […]
IEC Jordan in cooperation with IFES Jordan and with the financial assistance of USAID is currently implementing the long-term professional development program using the BRIDGE curriculum for its staff and stakeholders
The Academy for International Development-Middle East (AIDME) is implementing a three year development project in the Middle East and North Africa region. The project entitled "Arab Women's Policy Center (WPC)" to be implemented jointly with six partner local organizations in six different countries in the MENA region (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen) during 2013-2016.
The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) of Iraq funded a customized BRIDGE workshop on Media and Elections for participants from mass media & Journalist enterprise. The workshop was conducted in Erbil from 7-9 April 2014.
This BRIDGE workshop comes as a continuation of the ongoing cooperation between the United Nations' Department of Political Affairs represented by its Electoral Assistance Division (EAD) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Twenty four electoral administrators, civil society activists, Arab League members and UNDP staff gathered in Cairo for a 4-day regional BRIDGE Training on Gender and Elections, sponsored by UN Women, from the 1st till the 4th of December 2013.
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan implemented a five day BRIDGE Workshop (Pre Election Activity Module) with the financial support of UNDP/ELECT from 14-18 Sept 2013 at IEC Headquarter in Kabul.
The regional “Young Women Leadership in Political and Social Development” (YWLD) project is a two-year regional project being implemented by The Academy for International Development – Middle East (AID-ME) as a pilot project in (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia.
This BRIDGE workshop of Train the Facilitators (TtF) represents the second milestone of the Academy for International Development-Middle East's efforts to create the first regional pool of qualified BRIDGE facilitators.
The Afghanistan Association of Electoral Officials (AAEO), with the support of The Asia Foundation, organized one four-day customized BRIDGE training for provincial heads of electoral volunteer groups from June 17-20, 2013.
The Academy for International Development – Middle East (AID-ME) is dedicated to increase participation of young women leaders in their society’s public affairs in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan with financial support from UNDP conducted the BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Administration training program from 9-13 June at IEC headquarters.
The League of Arab States (LAS) organized and sponsored this BRIDGE workshop to build the technical capacity of its election observation mission to Algeria who deployed to Algeria to observe the legislative election in May 2012.
Following two BRIDGE (Electoral System) trainings for Afghan political parties and due to the recommendations of the participants of two previous sessions of BRIDGE, The Asia Foundation (TAF) conducted the same module of BRIDGE for female provincial members of the political parties from 14 to 19 April 2012 in Kabul.
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan conducted the BRIDGE Introduction to Election Administration training program from 31 March-4 April 2012 at IEC head quarter in Kabul which was financially supported by UNDP Elect in Afghanistan.
Following conducting the BRIDGE training programs for different civil societies and political parties, The Asia Foundation (TAF) organized the BRIDGE Electoral System training program for different political parties' representatives from 10-15 March 2012 in Kabul.
IFES' project 'Support to the Electoral Process in Lebanon' (funded by USAID) organized BRIDGE workshops on Election Management Design to discuss the issues relating to various EMB options and its potential reform in Lebanon.
IFES organized a pair of BRIDGE workshops on the poignant topic of electoral systems in Lebanon. The workshops were technical in nature, focusing on the main electoral systems, seat allocation formulas, quotas, and reserved seats,
In an effort to develop the capacity of Iraq’s Independent High Election Commission (IHEC), IFES and the IHEC recently launched a comprehensive program to help IHEC staff gain a deeper understanding of the electoral process and the international standards for genuine and credible elections.
After conducting different BRIDGE module programs in Afghanistan to build the capacity of its staff in different electoral aspects, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan organized a 5 days training on Gender and Election
International IDEA, in partnership with IFES and UNDP Arab World regional office, organized a BRIDGE Train the Facilitators workshop for participants representing seven countries in the region. The training was held in Amman, Jordan from 21 November – 02 December 2010.
With the aim of developing the capacity of electoral stakeholders in Egypt, IFES and UNDP in partnership with the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) agreed to join effort to organize a series of BRIDGE workshops for selected participants representing various election stakeholders in the country (Media, Electoral Commission, Ministry of Interior, NGOs, and Parliament).