December 6, 2011

BRIDGE workshop for improving voter registration in Moldova

The voter registration process in Moldova is complex, and no institution - not even the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) - has full and complete responsibility or control over the process.
November 29, 2011

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

UN Gender and Elections Workshop in New York

Elections and gender experts from across the world participated in a UNDP hosted, Gender and Elections workshop in New York City, USA
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 17, 2011

Media and Elections Modules Conducted in Dili Timor-Leste

So I am finally travelling to Dili to work with Ross and Augusto on BRIDGE! It is a long time since I first met Augusto at a TTF in Melbourne and I have fond memories of his friendship and good humour.
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

BRIDGE training in Election Administration and Electoral Observation for the “Elections Expert” group – The first BRIDGE training ever held in Paris!

From September 26 to 30, a group of 20 francophone election experts were part of a capacity building training around the themes of electoral administration & observation in Paris, France.
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 4, 2011

Another Successive Module Training: From an Island in the West to an Island in the East

Another successive trainings, only 2 days apart were again conducted In Indonesia under the KPU-AEC BRIDGE banner.
November 3, 2011

BRIDGE Goes to Sumatera and Kalimantan

Since the beginning of the Indonesia General Election Commission (KPU) BRIDGE program back in 2009, the venue has never before been in these islands: Sumatera and Kalimantan.
November 3, 2011

Two Back to Back Module Training in Neighboring Provinces

Since the conduct of the Module Training in Lombok in May 2011, the Indonesia General Election Commission (KPU) and the AEC BRIDGE program has come into a full speed.
November 2, 2011


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 31, 2011

A Regional BRIDGE Workshop in Hungary

The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO), that was established in 1991 and is based in Budapest, Hungary, organized and implemented a regional BRDIGE module workshop.
October 31, 2011

Gender and Elections Workshop in Nepal

Election Commission of Nepal and the UNDP Electoral Support Programme for Nepal hosted a BRIDGE workshop to pilot the model 3 day agenda on Gender and Elections
October 20, 2011

Third Out-of-Country Voting BRIDGE workshop organized in Moldova

Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Moldova held an External Voting BRIDGE workshop on 5-7-th October, 2011.
October 20, 2011

BRIDGE in Beirut: Two Electoral Systems Workshops and Seven New Facilitators

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,
October 17, 2011

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module Workshop Central Province, Papua New Guinea 3 – 7 October 2011

Sub-Regional National Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections, BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module Workshop for the Civil Society organizations in NCD and Central Provinces.
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
October 6, 2011

Civic Education and Voter Information modules. Bhutan, September 2011.

Civic Education and Voter Information modules. Bhutan, September 2011.
October 3, 2011

Media and Elections Workshop in Portuguese and Tetum in Timor Leste

From 15 to 22 September, the BRIDGE workshop on Media and Elections was conducted simultaneously in Portuguese and in Tetum in Dili, Timor Leste, in the context of the Project in Support of the 2010-2013 Electoral Cycles
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 23, 2011

BRIDGE Electoral Systems and Gender for EMB and stakeholders in Solomon Islands

The UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme held an Electoral Systems and Gender workshop from 5th – 9th September 2011 for Electoral Management Body (EMB) and stakeholders in Honiara, Solomon Islands.   
September 21, 2011

Europe and CIS Regional BRIDGE Workshop on Electoral Systems

Within the GPECS Europe and CIS component, the UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group of the Bureau for Development Policy (DGG/BDP) and UNDP Bratislava Regional Center (UNDP BRC) in cooperation with UNDP/Turkmenistan has organized a five-day Europe and CIS Regional BRIDGE Workshop
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 7, 2011

Civic Education Modules Conducted in Dili Timor-Leste

Two Civic Education Module workshops were conducted in Dili East Timor for participants
September 2, 2011

AEC and VEC BRIDGE Introduction workshop

The BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Administration module was run as a three day workshop in Melbourne
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 23, 2011

Report on the BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) Course held in Nepal

The Electoral Commission of Nepal - ECN in conjunction with International Foundation for Electoral Systems- IFES organised a BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) course on 27 June – 08 July 2011 in Godavari Village Resort at Lalitpur
August 19, 2011

IFES Holds an International BRIDGE Facilitator Training in Bagdad, Iraq.

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.
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 17, 2011

BRIDGE in Portuguese in Timor Leste – A TTF in the Timorese capital, Dili

From 1 to 12 August, the first BRIDGE course in Portuguese was conducted in the seaside capital of Timor Leste, Dili.
August 11, 2011
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BRIDGE Around the World

It is more than 10 years ago now that BRIDGE began as the mere spark of an idea amongst a group of electoral experts.
August 11, 2011

BRIDGE Partner Committee Meeting

The 9th BRIDGE Partner Committee Meeting (PCM) was held in Budapest, Hungary in June this year, alongside the ACEEEO 20th jubilee conference.
August 9, 2011

BRIDGE Implementation in Solomon Islands

The UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme successfully hosted a three days BRIDGE Implementation training workshop from August 1 – 3 in the capital of Solomon Islands, Honiara.
August 5, 2011

Introduction BRIDGE module for new Moldovan CEC members

On 28 and 29 July 2011, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova restarted a key internal development programme for its members and staff through the presentation of a BRIDGE ‘Introduction to Electoral Administration’ workshop in Chisinau.
August 5, 2011

21 Bouganvilleans get International Accreditation as Elections and Gender Facilitators

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) ends the first BRIDGE
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
August 1, 2011

Another Double Introductory Module Conducted In Timor-Leste

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.
July 28, 2011

BRIDGE Gender and Election in Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon Islands

The UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme conducted a BRIDGE Gender and Election workshop in Kirakira, Makira-Ulawa Province from 11th – 15th July 2011.
July 27, 2011

BRIDGE – Gender and Elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan conducted a 5 day BRIDGE Gender and Election module training workshop at Hotel Holiday Home, Paro, Bhutan from 27 to 31 December 2010.
July 20, 2011

Boundary Delimitation Workshop in Australia

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) conducted a BRIDGE Boundary Delimitation workshop in Melbourne from 06 - 08 July 2011.
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 12, 2011

10 Groups of IHEC Staff – Introduction to Electoral Administration

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.
July 12, 2011

MINUSTAH Electoral Assistance Section Looks to the Post-Electoral Period with first BRIDGE course

Thirty- five members of MINUSTAH’s electoral assistance division spent the week of June 6-10 exploring topics of the BRIDGE
July 5, 2011

Introductory Collaborative Workshop in Thimphu, Bhutan June 2011

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) together conducted BRIDGE training
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

BRIDGE and the Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa and Timor Leste

The “BRIDGE Strategy” of the PRO PALOP TL (the Project in Support of the 2010-2013 Electoral Cycles of the Portuguese Speaking African Countries and Timor Leste)
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 3, 2011

BRIDGE Electoral Systems Module in Australia

From April 11- 13, 2011 delegates from the PIANZEA Network gathered in Brisbane Australia to participate in the BRIDGE Electoral Systems module.
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.
June 2, 2011

First Media BRIDGE Workshop in Georgia

UNDP in Georgia supports capacity building of the Election Administration of Georgia and other Election Stakeholders through the BRIDGE programme.
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.
May 9, 2011

BRIDGE’s Gender and Election Module reaches Binu Community, Solomon Islands

The four facilitators travelled and lived with the community for five days at Binu village on the island of Guadalcanal.
May 4, 2011

TtF – Com, Timor Leste

The first BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) workshop in Timor Leste was conducted in Com in April 2011.
April 15, 2011

UN Women extends its BRIDGE programme to a rural community in Solomon Islands

UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme ended another successful awareness programme using BRIDGE’s Gender and Election module from 4th – 8th April, 2011.
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 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 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.


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