Beirut, 11 December 2017
10 – 14 December, 2017 in Cairo – Egypt
February 19-23, 2017 and from 26 Feb - 2 march, 2017
AIDME is working to address some of the challenges facing women in the MENA region
in implementing its Professional Development Program through BRIDGE Intro workshops
Seventeen participants from 9 Arab countries
AIDME sponsored a five-day BRIDGE workshop for 22 women leaders and activists from Benghazi, Libya
For the Iraqi Elections Commission (IHEC)
For the Iraqi Elections Commission (IHEC)
24-28 May 2015 Cairo Egypt
in a series of two trainings on Contestants and EDR was held in Erbil – Iraq from May 16 – 20, 2015
The first workshop in a series of two trainings on Contestants and EDR was held in Erbil – Iraq from May 10 – 14, 2015
IEC Jordan in cooperation with IFES Jordan and with financial assistance of USAID implements the professional development program aiming at:
The hot debates on electoral reforms including the electoral systems currently is going on amongst different electoral stakeholders right after conducting the 2014 election in Afghanistan.
During September 7 to November 6, 2014 ten Intro workshops were conducted.....
AIDME is implementing a three-year development project in the Middle East and North Africa region
BRIDGE Civic Education Workshop in Al Bayda – Libya
The Academy for International Development-Middle East (AIDME) is implementing a three-year development project in the Middle East and North Africa region.
IEC Jordan and IFES Jordan are currently conducting activities under the Professional Accreditation Program that aim at:
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).
For the first time the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) of Iraq funded two BRIDGE workshops on electoral observation
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.
Background-The United Nations Development Program’s Regional Center in Cairo (UNDP-RCC) sponsored a BRIDGE Scoping Mission to assess the training needs of the League of Arab States of BRIDGE training.
The first BRIDGE Showcase for LAS took place at the headquarters of the LAS in Cairo – Egypt on November 06, 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 of UNDP/ELECT conducted the BRIDGE Civic Education Training Program from 7-11 July 2012 at IEC headquarters.
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,
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems(IFES) held an international Train the Facilitator (TtF) programme in Bagdad in August 2011 facilitated by Hermann Thiel and Skye Christensen.
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.
IFES Lebanon, and in partnership with the MoIM of Lebanon, has organized during the period 1 – 12 November 2010 a TtF
Two Bridge Civic Education workshops were conducted in Sinai Egypt, October 16 - 18 and October 19 - 21.
A BRIDGE workshop was held in Jericho, Palestine for the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) from 10 – 13 January 2010 covering the Training and Pre-Elections Activities modules.
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).
Introduction and Background
The last fifteen years witnessed an increase number of election all over the world. Many electoral assistance providers, therefore, have gradually begun to recognize that building in-country electoral capacity is much more important than providing ad hoc electoral assistance from outside. The aim of electoral assistance should, therefore, be to achieve sustainable electoral development by helping emerging democracy building local capacity and share comparative experience in the field of election management.