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.
February 15, 2010

BRIDGE Work in Moldova

BRIDGE accrediting facilitators - There are currently two short-time assignments related to the BRIDGE Strategic and Financial Planning module course to be held in Moldova in early March.
February 9, 2010
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ABRIDGE second training session for political parties in Kabul

The ABRIDGE second session  for political parties was conducted by an initiative of the Asia Foundation from January 30 to February 3, 2010 in TAF’s training hall  in Kabul.
February 7, 2010
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BRIDGE in the oldest city on earth!

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.
February 1, 2010
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Further BRIDGE in Nepal

Four BRIDGE workshops, each covering the Pre-Election Activities and Electoral Training modules, were conducted Nepal in November 2009.
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.
January 25, 2010
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Gender and Elections Workshop – Kiribati

The workshop was opened by the Minister of Internal and Social Affairs (MISA), UNIFEM GEPG partner for the conduct of the workshop.
January 21, 2010
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BRIDGE Training Workshop – Bhutan

Report on the conduct of BRIDGE Training Workshop for the Delimitation Assistants from 5 to 14 January 2010 at Phuntsholing, Bhutan.
January 19, 2010
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TtF Vanuatu 2009

The workshop was initially planned for representatives of six provinces and two municipalities of Vanuatu. However, in attempting to fast track the rolling out of GEPG using BRIDGE methodology in the Pacific other participants were included: two men from PNG and another from UNIFEM Regional Office in Suva,Fiji.
January 15, 2010
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Emmanuel Rejouis

We note with deep sorrow that Emmanuel Rejouis – a BRIDGE facilitator greatly respected and loved by many in the electoral community – perished in the Haiti Earthquake
January 4, 2010
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BRIDGE TtF in Moldova: the last thing before Christmas!

Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe, neighbouring Ukraine and Romania. It used to be part of the Soviet Union for about 40 years and became an independent parliamentary republic in 1991 after collapse of the USSR.
December 17, 2009
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BRIDGE Train the Facilitators (TtF) workshop in French, Accra – Ghana

As part of the Joint Action Plan (JAP) between the African Union and International IDEA, a BRIDGE TtF workshop was organized in Accra, November 9th-20th 2009. This workshop brought together a multicultural group composed by African EMB senior staff, BRIDGE partner organizations (International IDEA and IFES) and the European Association of Election Administrators.
December 17, 2009
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The second BRIDGE TTF in Peru

The second BRIDGE TTF in Peru, and the 4th in Latin America, took place in Lima on 12 – 19 October 2009, two years after the first one. This TtF was supported technically by International IDEA and co-funded by the Jurado Nacional de Elecciones (Peruvian EMB) and IDEA (through a regional BRIDGE project supported by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation in Development, AECID).
December 16, 2009
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BRIDGE Training For West African Civil Society Organisations Working In Electoral Processes, In French (Gorée Island, Senegal)

A BRIDGE modular training took place in Gorée Institute on Gorée Island, Senegal September 28th to October 2nd 2009.  
December 14, 2009
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Long – awaited Bridge Workshop comes to Brussels

To run a BRIDGE workshop in the “capital of Europe” has been a long-standing discussion amongst some of the key election practitioners working in Europe. This “dream” came true with a Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop co-hosted at the UN House and the NEEDS Offices in Brussels from 9th to 20th November 2009.
December 14, 2009
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Gender Workshop: Opening Remarks by Ms Ethel Sigimanu, MWYCA

It is a great honor and privilege to be here this morning especially to be involved in a subject which is very close to my heart. 
December 13, 2009

BRIDGE supports women’s political participation in Peru

 A good two years after BRIDGE was first introduced in Peru (TtF in Nov 2007), BRIDGE came back to this fascinating and complex country in October this year for a series of two BRIDGE Workshops.
December 9, 2009

BRIDGE has a new Website and Logo

In November the BRIDGE Office launched a new BRIDGE website.  Essentially this has meant that we have upgraded the Content Management System (CMS) that the site uses as well as changing the design of the site. 
December 9, 2009

IDEA organises a BRIDGE TtF in Pretoria South Africa in October 2009

International IDEA as part of its ongoing partnership with the Africa Union organised a BRIDGE Train the Facilitators Course in Pretoria, South Africa from October 5-16 2009.
December 9, 2009

Phase 1 Finished! Phase 2 Begun!

The CEDP team is pleased to report that funding for the next phase through UNDEF has now been confirmed, and AusAID support funding has also been approved in principle.
December 9, 2009

Political Finance Module Development Update

Since 2007, with generous support from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), IFES has been working on a project aimed at a broad-based, results-oriented dialogue on global standards and best practices in political finance.
December 9, 2009

International IDEA hosts a BRIDGE TtF in Pretoria

International IDEA was pleased to be able to host a BRIDGE TtF in Pretoria, South Africa, which was attended by 19 participants from 14 countries.
December 9, 2009

BRIDGE Workshop – AEC Victoria

Recently the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) organised a BRIDGE (Introduction) workshop for new staff in their Victorian State Office.

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