September 14, 2014

“Country of the precious Tanzanite of Africa”

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Course in Dar es Salaam Tanzania– "Country of the precious Tanzanite of Africa" on 21 – 25 July 2014
September 10, 2014

“Beautiful Island of Africa”

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Course Shangani, Stone Town Zanzibar – "Beautiful Island of Africa" on 07 – 11 July 2014
August 25, 2014

Women Have a Place in Politics…

From the 18-19 of August 2014 women representatives from Political parties, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and Civil Society came together to participate in BRIDGE.
August 25, 2014

NIMD funded BRIDGE Workshop in Nampula, Northern Mozambique

The Mozambican Country Office of NIMD (Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy) hosted a customized BRIDGE Workshop
August 14, 2014

BRIDGE workshop in Amman sponsored by AIDME for its “Women’s Policy Center” regional project

The Academy for International Development-Middle East (AIDME) is implementing a three-year development project in the Middle East and North Africa region.
July 31, 2014
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DFAT-Pianzea, AEC, Brisbane-Australia, July 14

The PIANZEA Secretariat, supported by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), conducted three BRIDGE workshops in Brisbane, Australia in July 2014
July 17, 2014
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Voter Registration, Bagamoyo – Tanzania, 23 -27 June 2014

23rd June, 2014, National Electoral Commission (NEC) employees convened in the coastal and historic town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, to attend a BRIDGE modular training on Voter Registration.
July 16, 2014

Great Nawojians elevated Media and Elections BRIDGE Modular Workshop to a high level

A Modular BRIDGE Workshop on Media and Elections was held at Valencia Hotel, in Abuja, from 7 to 11 July 2014 for the National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) members.
July 14, 2014
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FDF en Haiti: le premier atelier!

Haiti a son noyau de facilitateurs BRIDGE grâce à la Formation de Formateurs organisé par la Fondation Internationale
July 9, 2014

Media Corps in Nigeria welcomes Media and Elections BRIDGE Workshop

The focus of the workshop was to improve relationships of
July 7, 2014

A TtF for Political Parties, Civil Society, Media and EMBs from Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau

With regards to the project capacity development programme, the project's main training methodology was BRIDGE.....
July 2, 2014
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Bulawayo - ZESN in collaboration with ZEC held a three-day Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) workshop in Bulawayo from the 18th to 20th of June 2014.
June 30, 2014

PONT formation tenue à Antananarivo, en juin 2014, organisée par la Commission de l’Union africaine

Les prochaines élections législatives partielles en République de Madagascar se dérouleront le 29 aout 2014 et seront suivie, probablement avant la fin de l'année par les élections locales
June 24, 2014

Uganda Electoral Commission Funded Bridge Training

Following the 2011 General Elections, the Uganda Electoral Commission conducted an institutional evaluation to review performance and develop a new strategic plan.
June 17, 2014

Jordan TtF Workshop: The First Step for the IEC in its Professional Accreditation Program for Election Officials.

IEC Jordan and IFES Jordan are currently conducting activities under the Professional Accreditation Program that aim at:
June 16, 2014

Voter Registration and Technology in Ségou, the capital of the Bambara Empire

The West African country of Mali has come a long way since the military coup of March 2012 which troubled what had been referred to as a "beacon of democracy".
June 12, 2014
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Introduction to Electoral Administration – Timor-Leste

Two four day BRIDGE workshops were conducted in the Foundation Module of An Introduction to Electoral Administration.
June 11, 2014


Ttf s'est tenu à Kinshasa, du 12 au 23 mai 2014 dans l'enceinte de la maison des élections
June 10, 2014

BRIDGE Workshop on Civic Education in Madagascar

A three-day workshop on civic education took place in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 20 to 22 May 2014.
May 30, 2014
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BRIDGE Boundary Delimitation for the Election Commission of Pakistan

As part of IFES program the Support for Electoral Reform in Pakistan (SERP) initiated in April 2012, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in cooperation with the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP), organised a BRIDGE Boundary Delimitation workshop between 14-16 April 2014 in Lahore, Pakistan.
May 29, 2014

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova runs the module External Voting in Romanian language

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova (CEC) has organized for the 4th time the BRIDGE workshops, with the topic "External Voting", in Romanian Language.
May 19, 2014

NEC and ZEC organize a UNDP Funded TtF in Tanzania

Twenty one representatives from National Electoral Commission (NEC) and Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) gathered in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, to take part in a BRIDGE Train the Facilitators workshop
May 14, 2014

BRIDGE Voter Registration workshop conducted in Pakistan

The workshop took place in Islamabad and was attended by members of provincial commissions and electoral administration officials from ECP.
May 14, 2014

BRIDGE Electoral Technologies workshop took place in Karachi, Pakistan

BRIDGE Electoral Technologies workshop conducted for the senior election officials from Pakistan
May 5, 2014
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Political Finance in the South of Mali-in Sikasso

From March 31 through April 3, 2014, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) made the headlines with a great second BRIDGE training on political finance held in the historic city of Sikasso, in southern Mali.
May 2, 2014
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BRIDGE workshop on voter information in Madagascar

Twenty-three representatives from the Malagasy Electoral Commission
April 30, 2014

Enhancing Women’s Political Participation in Kazakhstan

UN Women conducted a workshop with members of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan
April 28, 2014

Arab Women’s Policy Center in MENA

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.
April 17, 2014

Train the Facilitator course in Antananarivo

UNDP organized a BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) Train the Facilitator course in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 24 Mar to 4 April 2014
April 15, 2014
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Workshop conducted in Erbil by IHEC

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.
April 14, 2014

Blue Finger Day

Afghans went to the polls on 5 April, 2014 and participated in an historic election changing power from the sitting President to the next. Expressing their hopes and aspirations
April 9, 2014

Enhancing Capacity of Election Monitoring Organisations

UNDP Georgia, with financial assistance of EU and in cooperation with the Central Election Commission of Georgia
April 7, 2014

Enhancing NEC Rwanda facilitators

National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Rwanda in collaboration with the Governance team of One UN Rwanda have conducted BRIDGE workshop for EMB staff/trainers during 21-29 March, 2014
April 4, 2014

Access to Electoral Process in Antananarivo

The workshop was a unique opportunity to strengthen the capacities of the participants and also to continue raising awareness on the civil and political rights
April 3, 2014

Gender and Elections workshop in Madagascar

24 electoral administrators, civil society activists, and UNDP staff gathered in Antananarivo for a 3-day Bridge Training on Gender and Elections
April 3, 2014

Workshop with TtF elements in Georgia

UNDP/Georgia, with the financial assistance of EU and in partnership with Central Election Commission of Georgia and the Centre of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings, conducted 7-day BRIDGE workshop on Elections and Training.
April 1, 2014


Two workshops were conducted from 3-7 March and 10-13 March 2014 in Dili at the Joao Paulo II training centre in Rai Kotu
March 20, 2014
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Crossing the gender BRIDGE in Nigeria

World over, women have always been marginalized in decision making processes.
March 6, 2014

The first BRIDGE in Saudi Arabia

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).
February 21, 2014

Gender & Elections Studied in Turkmenistan

First-ever BRIDGE Gender and Elections workshop took place in Ashgabat during 11-13 February 2014.
February 19, 2014

IHEC and IFES conduct Observation Workshops in Iraq

For the first time the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) of Iraq funded two BRIDGE workshops on electoral observation
February 5, 2014
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A TtF in Malawi

In the context of the European Union funded project Preventing Electoral Violence in the SADC (PEV-SADC,,
January 21, 2014

BRIDGE in Tonga

As part of the Australian Government's longstanding support on governance to Tonga, funding has been provided to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and the Tongan Electoral Commission (TEC) to develop electoral education programs for use in schools and the Tongan community.
January 21, 2014

Building a Network of Civic Educators in Bhutan

The Election Commission of Bhutan towards building a network of civic educators, engaged a network of people in the Bhutanese education system for delivery of Democracy Civic Education in the country.
January 2, 2014

Contestants, Media and Elections in Rwanda

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Rwanda in collaboration with the Governance team of One UN Rwanda, held the BRIDGE workshop on Contestants, Media and Elections for the Political parties and media practitioners during December 17-21, 2013, in Musanze, Rwanda.
January 2, 2014

Moldova EMB enhances its capacity with accredited facilitators

UNDP Moldova Democracy Programme/Elections, in partnership with the Central Elections Commission of Moldova
December 22, 2013

IDEA BRIDGE – Malawi at the Crossroads

The Republic of Malawi is fast approaching its May 2014 Tri-partite Elections. These elections mark another important moment for democratic progression in Malawi as the country has seen radical changes in its political landscape since its last election event.
December 18, 2013

BRIDGE Participant Survey

As we highlighted last month, the BRIDGE Partners have commissioned a first-time, comprehensive assessment of BRIDGE.
December 13, 2013

From Morocco to Yemen – Regional Gender Workshop in Egypt

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.
December 10, 2013

The First TtF in Namibia

The 'Preventing Electoral Violence in the SADC region' project, PEV-SADC ( delivered a BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia from 25 November to 6 December 2013.
December 2, 2013

BRIDGE Scoping Mission for the League of Arab States (LAS)

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.
November 29, 2013
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PIANZEA sees double

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), on behalf of the PIANZEA Secretariat, conducted consecutive, identical BRIDGE workshops in Brisbane, Australia on 4-7 November 2013 and 11-14 November 2013.
November 27, 2013
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"Preventing Electoral Violence in the Countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)" In continued support of the regional electoral network,
November 26, 2013

l’Observation électorale à Madagascar

Dans le cadre du Projet d’Appui à la Crédibilité et à la Transparence des Elections à Madagascar, PACTE ( et du Projet Preventing Election-related Violence in SADC countries, PEV-SADC (, sur financement de l’Union européenne, une formation modulaire BRIDGE sur l’ « observation électorale » adaptée au contexte malgache a eu lieu du 20 au 23 novembre 2013.
November 25, 2013

Access to Electoral Processes Workshop in Moldova

The modernization of the Moldovan electoral process and the institutional consolidation of the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova (CEC) have been supported by the UNDP Moldova Democracy Programme.
November 25, 2013


Sur financement de l’Union européenne, les projets PACTE - Projet d'Appui à la Crédibilité et à la Transparence des Elections à Madagascar ( et PEV-SADC - Preventing Electoral Violence in the Countries of the Southern African Development Community
November 24, 2013

BRIDGE Showcase for the League of Arab States (LAS)

The first BRIDGE Showcase for LAS took place at the headquarters of the LAS in Cairo – Egypt on November 06, 2013.
November 19, 2013
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Independent Assessment of BRIDGE underway

Although BRIDGE has been in existence for over a decade, to-date there has been no independent assessment of BRIDGE's functioning and effectiveness.
November 18, 2013

Un FDF au Togo

Le Togo vient de tenir des élections législatives le 25 Juillet 2013, élections qui ont été observées par plusieurs missions d’observation dont la Mission d’Assistance Electorale(MAE).
November 12, 2013


The Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN) supported by international partner the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted a BRIDGE Civic Education Modular workshop from 06-08 November, 2013, in Kadoma District located in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. The objectives of the workshop aimed at building capacity of the target audience to develop effective public outreach programmes.
November 4, 2013

Mozambique trains more BRIDGE Facilitators

Twenty four participants from Mozambican political Parties, Civil Society Organizations and Electoral Management Bodies attended the BRIDGE Training the Facilitator, in Maputo, from 14-25 October 2013.
October 29, 2013


Un double atelier de formation modulaire BRIDGE sur le « Genre et élections » s’est déroulé du 07 au 11 octobre 2013 à l’Hôtel Sarakawa dans la ville de Lomé ; capitale de la République du Togo.
October 28, 2013

BRIDGE for New Commissioners of NEC Liberia

UNDP Liberia Electoral Cycle Support Project, upon request by the chairman of the National Elections Commission of Liberia, organized BRIDGE workshop on Introduction to Electoral Administration. The purpose of the workshop was to provide new Commissioners and senior officials of NEC with general knowledge on electoral issues, and opportunity to discuss current challenges for upcoming Senatorial Elections of 2014.
October 23, 2013

First Accredited Facilitator from Myanmar

Aye Yu Thwe is the first fully accredited BRIDGE facilitator from Myanmar
October 22, 2013

2014 Elections Beckon South Africa

On Wednesday, October 09, 2013, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa launched its 2014 Election Campaign in Midrand, marking the beginning of the vibrant atmosphere associated with this phase of the electoral cycle.
October 16, 2013

First TtF in Tanzania for CSOs

In the context of the continued support to the SADC Election Support Network (SADC-ESN), the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) in collaboration with the Secretariat of SADC-ESN have delivered a BRIDGE Train the Facilitator session in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 23 September to 4 October 2013.
October 11, 2013

Anambra State IEC Crosses the BRIDGE in Nigeria

The Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC) had 5 day training workshop on ‘BRIDGE’ (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance, and Election) modular on Introduction to Election Administration for the members and staff of the commission between 12th – 16th of August, 2013, preparatory to the conduct of forth coming local Government elections in the state.
October 10, 2013

BRIDGE for the Anambra State IEC

They say that, there is "always light at the end of the tunnel" is the situation Anambra people in South Eastern Nigeria are in, at this point in time. Having spent fifteen years of no elections at local government, the Governor recently surprised them with announcement and all is geared towards 5th October 2013, when they will conduct their Local Government elections.
October 10, 2013

Strategic Planning Workshop for SEC Republic of Macedonia

The Strategic Planning Process (2014 – 2016) of the State Election Commission (SEC) of the Republic of Macedonia (SEC) was facilitated by two BRIDGE facilitators, Zage Filipovski and Ljupka Guguchevska. Both BRIDGE facilitators were coaching SEC staff (Chiefs of Sectors, Secretary General and State Advisers) through the planning process.
October 10, 2013

BRIDGE aux cotes de la Guinee pour les legislatives

Samedi 28 septembre 2013, la Guinée n’a pas manqué son rendez-vous avec l’Histoire. Trois ans après une élection présidentielle qui a marqué les esprits en introduisant l’alternance, le pays s’est doté d’une Assemblée nationale qui vient compléter le dispositif institutionnel soutenant la sortie de crise, la normalisation démocratique et la consolidation d’un état de droit.


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