March 30, 2011

Senegal Civil Society Prepares Ahead of the 2012 Elections Using the BRIDGE Curriculum

Gorée Institute, as a BRIDGE and ACE hub for West Africa hosted a four-day modular BRIDGE training (March 24-27, 2011) on the island of Gorée

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 21, 2011

UN Women’s second BRIDGE Gender and Election Workshop for Provincial Participants in the Solomon Islands

UN Women in partnership with the Women in Shared Decision Making (WISDM) and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Women’s Development Division ended a week long training workshop

March 10, 2011

A Tribute to Wael Al-Faraj – Rest Peacefully Our Dear Brother

The pages of this website are most often filled with joyous news about the positive effects that BRIDGE has on participants and facilitators alike.

March 9, 2011

BRIDGE for Polynesia

The PIANZEA Network, with funding from AusAID’s Pacific PSLP program is conducting a series of BRIDGE workshops aimed at building knowledge and the capacity of electoral staff in the Pacific to assist them in the conduct of elections.

March 9, 2011

BRIDGE joins CNE to celebrate 4th birthday – February 2011

As part of the Australian Government’s longstanding support for East Timor, funding was provided by AusAID to conduct training to further develop the capacity of electoral administration in Timor-Leste.

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

March 2, 2011

BRIDGE V2 Civic Education Module in Afghanistan

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan conducted the BRIDGE V2 Civic Education module on the 19-23 February 2011.

February 21, 2011

BRIDGE Intro for Georgian EA and Observers

The BRIDGE project in Georgia is implemented by UNDP project Promoting Dialogue and Capacity for Effective National Electoral Processes

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 23, 2010

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) Twinning Project – Not One But Two!

BRIDGE has played a stimulating and initiating role as part of two Study Programs organised under the AEC / PNGEC Twinning Project.  Funding and support was provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), AEC National Office and AEC offices in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ).

December 22, 2010

BRIDGE for Youth in Jordan and Lebanon

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation has organised two workshops on Electoral Systems. The first workshop was held in Amman 26-27/11/2010, and the second in Beirut 04-05/12/2010.

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 20, 2010

CEC Georgia BRIDGE Showcase

UNDP in Georgia, with the financial support of European Union, continues support of BRIDGE implementation for the EMB of Georgia.

December 19, 2010

Georgia Electoral Training

UNDP/Georgia project Promoting Dialogue and Capacity for Effective National Electoral Processes, with the financial support of European Union, aims at building the capacity of the Election Administration of Georgia.

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

December 7, 2010

BRIDGE Goes Down to the Provincial Level in the Solomon Islands

A week long training workshop on Gender and Elections organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women or UNIFEM

December 7, 2010

A BRIDGE first for Republic of the Marshall Islands

Men and women who participated in a three-day BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module had never thought that a workshop as such would even begin to change their thinking

December 2, 2010

BRIDGE Regional Train the Facilitator Workshop in Amman

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.

November 23, 2010

BRIDGE Electoral Observers Module training in Turkmenistan

In the framework of Enhancing Electoral system and processes in Turkmenistan project, UNDP Turkmenistan in partnership with CEC organized a whole range of capacity building activities

November 21, 2010

IFES Lebanon Organized a TtF for the Ministry of Interior & Municipalities (MoIM)

IFES Lebanon, and in partnership with the MoIM of Lebanon, has organized during the period 1 – 12 November 2010 a TtF

November 9, 2010

RIP Tom Alick Kalo

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I write this article.  Last night our good friend and colleague from the Vanuatu Electoral Office, Tom Alick Kalo passed away suddenly.

November 8, 2010

Gender and Elections in Port Moresby, PNG – ‘Meri na man olgeta!1’

Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Twinning Project, funded by AusAID, have successfully conducted two BRIDGE Gender and Elections Modules in Port Moresby

November 8, 2010

BRIDGE Showcase for Observers – Georgia

BRIDGE in Georgia was first introduced in 2003 as HYBRIDGE for the operational training of EMBs

November 3, 2010

IFES Political Finance Module: Partner Review

Money matters. There is a growing understanding worldwide that the best administered electoral process can fail to benefit democratic development

October 28, 2010

Learning with a Smile in Indonesia

The Indonesia BRIDGE programme 2010 was designed by UNDP and the Indonesian Election Commission (KPU) as part of the UNDP multi-donor programme-support to Indonesian’s democratic elections.

October 26, 2010

Gender & Elections – Vanuatu 2010

The Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators (PIANZEA) Network, hosted by the Australian Electoral Commission and funded by AusAID, conducted the BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module

October 22, 2010

Legal Framework Module – Georgia

Following the capacity building initiatives, launched in March 2009

October 19, 2010

IFES Brings BRIDGE to the Balkans!

In its 10th year, it is wonderful that BRIDGE has now been introduced to the Balkans. As part of its technical assistance strategy partnership with the Kosovo Central Election Commission (CEC) and its Secretariat (CECS), IFES undertook to facilitate two, one-week workshops - one for Commissioners and one for the staff of the Secretariat.

October 18, 2010

Final Report on BRIDGE Training Workshop for NGOs and Elected Members of Local Councils Sinai Egypt

Two Bridge Civic Education workshops were conducted in Sinai Egypt, October 16 - 18 and October 19 - 21.

October 18, 2010

Political Finance Workshop for ECP

Between 27-29 of September 2010, IFES Pakistan, in partnership with Election Commission of Pakistan

October 16, 2010

Piloting of the new BRIDGE Module on Political Financing in Pakistan

IFES Pakistan, in partnership with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), has organized a political financing workshop

October 11, 2010
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BRIDGE workshop for MPs discuss quotas and reserved seats for Vanuatu

Countries of the Pacific region have the lowest levels of women’s representation in parliaments in the world.

October 11, 2010
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UNIFEM GEPG Empowers Elected Members of Parliament of Vanuatu

Over 40 of the 52 elected members of the Vanuatu Parliament attended each day for five days a second of its kind BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module Workshop for the Member of Parliament in the Pacific.
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”,

September 13, 2010
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BRIDGE Gender Module for Political Parties in PNG

A ground breaking introduction to BRIDGE Gender and Elections Modules since its inception in the Pacific Islands in 2004, was made to a group of Political Parties in PNG.

September 2, 2010
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BRIDGE is Showcased at UN Headquarters

Twenty-nine UN political and development officials came together under the umbrella of BRIDGE

August 30, 2010
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NDI Afghanistan – BRIDGE for Elections Observers …30 Days before Polling Day

In preparation for the upcoming general elections in Afghanistan, The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) organized its first BRIDGE workshop (Observation Module)

July 30, 2010
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Curriculum Development Workshop for KPU Staff – A World First!

On the 13-16 July 2010, a new approach to the implementation of a long term strategy for the use of BRIDGE was trialled in Indonesia.

July 29, 2010
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BRIDGE for the Diplomats of Moldova

UNDP/Moldova with the financial support of EU, implements the election assistance project. The project has vastly used BRIDGE as a capacity building tool for electoral administration

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)

July 14, 2010
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TtF Bandung Indonesia

A BRIDGE Train the Facilitator course was held at the Padma Hotel in Bandung Indonesia

July 11, 2010
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UN Public Service Awards Ceremony in Barcelona

Numerous friends and colleagues have told me over the years what a wonderful city Barcelona is.

June 28, 2010

BRIDGE workshop and presence in Papua New Guinea

As the world celebrated International Women’s Day in March this year,

June 28, 2010
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UNIFEM BRIDGE Gender Workshops in Sanma, Vanuatu

The United Nations Development Fund for Women or UNIFEM recently held three successful BRIDGE workshops.

June 15, 2010
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Afghanistan BRIDGE facilitator killed in plane crash

On 17 May 2010 a Pamir Airline flying from Kundoz province to Kabul crashed in the north mountains of Afghanistan killing all thirty-eight passengers.

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 18, 2010
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First BRIDGE Workshop in Turkmenistan

UNDP Turkmenistan in cooperation with National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights and Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan,

May 18, 2010
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A New Start for BRIDGE in Indonesia

Following a needs assessment and two showcases funded and conducted by UNDP’s Indonesia office in November 2009,

May 18, 2010
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Double the effectiveness – Gender and Elections in Timor Leste – Twice!

Secretariado Técnico Administração Eleitoral (STAE) decided to conduct BRIDGE Gender and Elections module

 

May 11, 2010
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BRIDGE Wins United Nations Public Service Award

BRIDGE has won the 2010 United Nations Public Service Award in the category "Improving the delivery of public services".

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,

May 2, 2010
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Gender and Elections module for Electoral Commission of Nepal staff

As part of IFES, UNDP and International IDEA's ongoing support of the Election Commission of Nepal’s BRIDGE program,

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,

April 16, 2010
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Media, Gender & Elections – Honiara

 

A BRIDGE workshop covering the Media, Gender and Election modules was conducted in Honiara
April 12, 2010

New Jobs Listing Area on the Website

 

The BRIDGE website now has a section for job listings.

April 7, 2010
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Planning Workshop in Moldova

The Central Election Commission and UNDP Moldova conducted a BRIDGE workshop
April 1, 2010

BRIDGE Democracy and Governance (BRIDGE DG) Update

DG BRIDGE is the current working title of the project known in 2009 as the Civic Education Development Project (CEDP).

March 31, 2010
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Gender & Elections, Bougainville

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in cooperation with the Government of Papua New Guinea

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 22, 2010
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BRIDGE in the AEC State Office in Perth, Western Australia

A BRIDGE workshop covering the Foundation module ‘Introduction to Electoral Administration’ was conducted in Perth on 9 – 12 March 2010 for nine WA AEC officers and one member of the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

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 17, 2010

BRIDGE and ACE are now on Facebook

BRIDGE and ACE are now on Facebook! The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is now online repository for electoral information and Your Portal to the World of Elections.
March 15, 2010
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18 Solomon Islanders get accredited

UNIFEM, Honiara- The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM Pacific Regional Office) ends the Train the Facilitator's (TtF) workshop in Honiara, on Friday following a two weeks intensive training module.

March 14, 2010
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BRIDGE for Media Professionals in Cairo

A BRIDGE workshop was held in Cairo, Egypt for Media professionals from 1 – 4 March 2010 covering the electoral Systems, Media and Voter Information modules.

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.

March 3, 2010
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Australia Day Achievement Award to the BRIDGE Office

In presenting the awards, the Commissioner acknowledged the commitment and passion which all of the award recipients across the AEC brought to their work in 2009, and thanked them for their contribution towards enhancing the AEC’s reputation for excellence.

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