June 13, 2013
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First BRIDGE TtF For Sudan’s NEC

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) have organized the first BRIDGE TtF workshop for Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) in May 2013.

June 6, 2013
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Une deuxieme Formation de Facilitateurs BRIDGE au Togo

Juchée sur les collines de la région administrative  des Plateaux,  Kpalimé, petite ville située à 120km au nord-est de la capitale Lomé, a accueilli du 06 au 17 mai 2013, une deuxième session de formation de facilitateurs BRIDGE organisée par le PNUD/Togo, avec l’appui financier de l’Union Européenne, dans le cadre du Projet d’Appui aux Processus Electoraux (PAPE).

June 4, 2013
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A TtF in The Hague

Subsequent to the success of the first BRIDGE Train the Facilitator - TtF Course, a joint collaboration between The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy – NIMD and International IDEA, which was held in Pretoria, South Africa on 6-17 February 2012, NIMD organised another TtF in The Hague, Netherlands on 14- 24 May 2013

May 30, 2013
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BRIDGE Workshop for NEC Rwanda

Facilitators UNDP Rwanda under the Governance Support Program recruited fully accredited BRIDGE facilitators Mr. Shalva Tskhakaya from Georgia and Mr. Madhu Prasad Regmi from Nepal to conduct a 10-days workshop on Introduction to Electoral Administration and Strategic and Financial Planning modules for the high level officials of National Elections Commission of Rwanda.

May 29, 2013
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CENI Bridges From Ngozi Heights

As the Electoral Commission of Burundi (CENI) is preparing for the 2015 presidential elections, one of their main challenges will be to effectively work with all electoral stakeholders in order to build trust in the process.

May 27, 2013
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FROM THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA, NKOPOLA AND KALIKUTI CALL

After the passing away of President Professor Bingu wa Mutharika President Mutharika of Malawi in April, 2012 the presidential title was taken over by former Vice-President Joyce Banda. 

May 20, 2013
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New Officials for the Nepal Electoral Commission!

The Election Commission of Nepal with funding support from IFES organized three days workshop for seventeen (two women) new officers joined the Commission recently.

May 13, 2013
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Building Women’s Political Participation in Haiti

Thriving and revitalized, the city of Port-au-Prince hosted its first ever BRIDGE courses for members of the Haitian electoral management body.

May 12, 2013
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First TtF in Malawi!

As part of preparations for the forthcoming Tripartite Elections scheduled to take place in May, 2014, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) organized a 10-day intensive Train the Facilitator (TtF) Workshop at Shire Highlands Hotel in Blantyre from 23rd April to 3rd May, 2013.

May 7, 2013
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Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia!

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.

May 6, 2013
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Atelier modulaire BRIDGE « Planification strategique et financiere », Accra, Ghana

Du 15 au 19 avril 2013 s’est tenu à Accra, au Ghana, un atelier modulaire BRIDGE sur la planification stratégique et financière.

 

April 30, 2013
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Youth NAIJAS … MOUNT THE BRIDGE

It was a delighted Sunday evening the 7th day of April 2013, when 35 Nigerian youths selected from across reputable civil society groups from the northern geo-political zones of the country converged at Chelsea hotel Abuja for a 5 day civic  / voter information modular Workshop.

 

April 25, 2013
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Strategy and Addis Ababa!

22 members of EMBs in Africa got together in Addis Ababa 8-12 April 2013 to share experiences and develop their capacity in the field of strategic and financial planning. 

April 25, 2013
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Moving from SMART to WARM: Warming up for 2015

The need for Nigerian youth to strategically contribute their quota to the  democratic and electoral processes of the country was brought to the fore as youth leaders gathered in Port Harcourt from April 15 to 19, 2013.

April 23, 2013
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FORMATION DES FACILITATEURS SEMI-ACCREDITES BRIDGE

Le premier  atelier de formation  de facilitateurs (FdF)  BRIDGE au Togo s’est tenu du 02 au 12 avril 2013 dans la ville de  Kpalimé, une des villes touristiques du pays, située à 120 km au nord-ouest de Lomé, la capitale.

April 18, 2013
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Exploring gender issues in Moldova

From 10 to 12 of April 2013, representatives of the Parliament of Republic of Moldova and Central Electoral Commission (CEC) have participated in a joint workshop to explore the topic of Gender and Elections.

April 15, 2013
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Completion for South Sudan

IFES South Sudan Election Administration Support Program, funded by USAID,    completed the foundation modules in the BRIDGE training for the newly formed South Sudan National Elections Commission (NEC).

April 10, 2013
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A PIANZEA TTF in One of the World’s Smallest Nations – Niue

As part of the reinvigoration of the Pacific Island, Australian and New Zealand Electoral Administrator’s (PIANZEA) Network and as an integral element of the current 3-year plan for PIANZEA, a BRIDGE TTF was conducted on the beautiful Island nation of Niue from 18 February to 1 March 2013.

April 9, 2013
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Introduction for SIECs in Nigeria

From March 18 through 22, 30 members of the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) of Jigawa, Ebonyi and Gombé gathered in Abuja (Nigeria) to share ideas, practical experiences and strategies on electoral administration.

April 9, 2013
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Election Observation – SADC gets ready!!

In 2013, elections are expected to be held in two Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries.

April 3, 2013
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Together Reaching Out…Touching You, Naija…!

The Democratic Governance for Development Project II of the UNDP and its international partners, EU, DFID and CIDA, as part of their capacity building programmes for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Media organised a 5-day BRIDGE workshop on Media and Elections for INEC Public Affairs Officers and local and international journalists from the southern part of Nigeria.

April 2, 2013
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BRIDGE Sets Agenda For 2015 Elections In Nigeria

The world is turning its focus on Nigeria towards a successful election in 2015 with preparations from different organisations, in ensuring free, fair, credible and crisis-free elections.

March 25, 2013
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Strategic Planning Workshop for the SADC

International IDEA organized a 5-day BRIDGE Capacity-Building Training for 23 staff of Election Management Bodies from the SADC region, on the topic “Strategic and Financial Planning”.

March 25, 2013
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Introduction for Nigerias State IEC

 

From March 11 through 15, 29 members of the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) of Imo, Enugu and Ekiti States gathered in Abuja (Nigeria) to share ideas, practical experiences and strategies on electoral administration.

March 21, 2013
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Participants’ Views on Gender and Elections in Lagos

 

Participants took away so much from facilitators as well as other participants through passionate and dynamic interaction.
However, the following ‘Learning Outcomes’ were outstanding and no beneficiary will be in a hurry to forget. 

March 18, 2013

BRIDGE and Political Parties Get Acquainted in Nigeria

From March 4 – 8, 2013 organizing secretaries of 23 Nigerian political parties as well as 3 staff from the Nigerian electoral commission (INEC) gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss the roles, responsibilities and challenges of electoral contestants in the electoral process. The training was part of a series of BRIDGE trainings the UNDP has been organizing in Nigeria under the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) program.

 

March 18, 2013

Polling, Counting and Enthusiasm in Shtip

Highly enthusiastic with the previous experiences and the outcomes of BRIDGE workshops in Macedonia, the State Election Commission (SEC) gladly decided to use BRIDGE methodology in the mandatory training SEC is organizing and conducting for the members of the lower electoral management bodies.

March 18, 2013

Awake! Naija, Awake!

It is widely known that knowledge is as wide as the ocean. The Gender and Elections workshop held in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria from 11-15 March, 2013, proved to be so.

 

March 4, 2013
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Reforming Electoral Systems in Georgia

UNDP Georgia, within the project “Promoting Credible and Sustainable Electoral Institutions and Processes” with the financial support of EU and in coordination with the Parliament of Georgia, organized the workshop on the Electoral Systems for the members of the parliament and leaders of the NGOs who are considered to work on the future electoral reform.

February 26, 2013

First BRIDGE Workshop for the Worlds Newest EMB – South Sudan

IFES South Sudan Election Administration Support Program, funded by USAID, organized the "first-ever" BRIDGE training for the newly formed South Sudan National Elections Commission (NEC).

February 26, 2013
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Kosovo Enters New Phase of Sustainability with Five Workshop Facilitators

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) within the framework of “Strengthening Election Administration in Kosovo” project, with the financial support of USAID and in partnership with the Central Election Commission of Kosovo organized two BRIDGE trainings for 36 representatives of Municipal Electoral Offices and staff of Central Election Commission of Kosovo.

February 25, 2013

A Team Of ‘Firsts’ – In The Kalahari Delta

Converging in Gaborone we came from all corners of the SADC region all headed to a ten-day long, 04-15 February, 2013, Train the Facilitator EU-UNDP funded project in support of Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries (ECF-SADC).

February 24, 2013

BRIDGE Arrives in Belize!

Thirty years after independence, the women of Belize are profoundly underrepresented in their government.

February 20, 2013

Newly recruited staff for CEC of Moldova get acquainted with Electoral Administration

On 24-25 January 2013 the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova (CEC) with the support of UNDP Democracy Programme/Elections organized a BRIDGE workshop on Introduction to Electoral Administration for the CEC new staff.

February 19, 2013

Iraq’s Double Introduction!

IFES organized in cooperation with IHEC (Independent High electoral Commission)  in Iraq two BRIDGE Introduction to Election Administration workshops.

February 18, 2013

IFES enables the Mauritanian Electoral Commission to hold its second BRIDGE workshop

One of the strategic priorities of the Mauritanian Electoral Commission (CENI) is the capacity building of its members.

February 14, 2013

Nigeria Workshop Brings Women and Politics Issues to Life in the Classroom

 

As part of an ongoing series of BRIDGE trainings for the Nigerian INEC, UNDP-Nigeria organized a 5-day workshop on gender and elections in Abuja at the end of January.

February 10, 2013

Media? Check! Elections? Check!

The first Bridge Media and Elections workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, was supported by the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD II) Project and its international partners – EU, DFID, CID and UNDP.

February 4, 2013

BRIDGE and South Africas IEC

In collaboration with IDEA, the IEC hosted a five day BRIDGE course in Centurion at the IEC Head Office.

January 29, 2013

Mohammad Hashim Samim 1974 – 2013

It is very sad to write that one of our best colleagues and BRIDGE facilitator passed away on 11 January 2013.

January 28, 2013

Not One, Not Two but Three Workshops for Libya

IFES organized three simultaneous BRIDGE trainings (January 7-10, 2013) for civil society members and staff of the High National Electoral Commission in support of a peaceful and democratic political transition in Libya.

January 24, 2013

Another BRIDGE Customised Workshop in Abuja

It was as interesting as it was full of suspense and demanding when 30 staff of Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) converged in the Fountain Hall of the prestigious Rockview Hotel Abuja, Nigeria for a 5 day Modular workshop from the 7th – 11th January 2013.

January 22, 2013

Introduction to Zambia

In addressing an identified need, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zambia,  organised a training workshop for new members and senior staff of ECZ from 17-19 December, 2012, in Lusaka, Zambia.  

January 20, 2013

Facilitators, Training and Nepal

A BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) Program was organized from 23 November 2012 to 04 December 2012.

 

January 17, 2013

Tunisian Civic Education

ERIS organized 2 BRIDGE Civic Education workshops for the Members of the Ministry of Education in Tunisia, Hammamet from the 12 to 16 December 2012.

December 21, 2012

The BRIDGE Year in Review

2012 was a very big and successful year for BRIDGE and the BRIDGE Partnership. In the BRIDGE Office we have had more events than previous years, a BRIDGE Partner Meeting and many, many accreditations. While there have been some changes in regards to BRIDGE with the discontinuing of DG BRIDGE we have experienced significant growth in various areas throughout the year.

December 21, 2012

So Many T’s: TtF in Tunisia!

The second BRIDGE Training the Facilitator (TtF) workshop for civil society organizations in Tunisia took place in Sousse between the 26 November and 7 December.

December 20, 2012

BRIDGE Training For National Independant Electoral Commission Of Nigeria

The African Union (AU) and International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) organised a BRIDGE workshop on Pre-Election Activities for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from November 26-30, 2012

December 19, 2012

Political Parties in Paro

Joint Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), Electoral Commission of Bhutan (ECB), AusAID Funded, BRIDGE Workshop for Political Parties, Paro, Bhutan
19 – 23 November 2012

December 17, 2012

Ondo’s Path to Electoral Administration

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission in conjunction with the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project organised a BRIDGE module on to Electoral Administration course on 3-8 December 2012 in Abuja, Nigeria.

December 16, 2012

Building Capacity for INEC in Nigeria

In the framework of its program for building the capacity of electoral stakeholders in Nigeria, and with the financial support of USAID and the cooperation of INEC, IFES Nigeria organized two TtF workshops for INEC State Training Officers.

December 13, 2012

BRIDGE and The Nation with 1192 Islands

Nearly five years ago the Island Republic of the Maldives introduced multi-party elections under a comprehensive national Constitution reform agenda.

December 9, 2012

Observation, ZESN and Bulawayo

Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), whose mission is that of the promotion of democratic elections in Zimbabwe, has a track record of fielding short term observers to support the electoral process.

December 7, 2012

Youth Outreach in Botswana

International IDEA co-hosted two BRIDGE courses with the African Union under a funding agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Botswana.

December 7, 2012

Contestants Workshop In Addis Ababa

International IDEA organised an Electoral Contestants Module Course for EMBs in Africa on 22 -26 October 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

December 7, 2012

Electoral Contestants in Pretoria


International IDEA organised an Electoral Contestants Module Course for EMBs in Africa on 01 -05 October 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.

December 6, 2012

Civic Education, Electoral Contestants Combined in Malawi!

The European Union through Democratic Governance Program funded the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct BRIDGE course on Civic Education/Voter Information and Electoral Contestants combined modules. 

December 4, 2012

Introduction in Erbil

From 18 to 22 November 2012, Introduction to Electoral Administration workshop took placed in Iraq – Erbil , in Arabic language, the event hosted by IFES.

 

December 3, 2012

Liberias Introduction to Electoral Administration

With the support of UNDP Liberia basket fund provided by EU, BRIDGE Module 1 was conducted on 20-23 November in Margibi county, Travelers’ In Hotel.

November 27, 2012

Civic Education and Libya

UNDP organized through the SCELT Project (Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition) a BRIDGE Civic Education workshop.

November 26, 2012

BRIDGE docks on the beautiful Victoria Island of Lagos!

The 2011 general elections were the best Nigeria had ever known in terms of preparedness and credibility of the process in the eyes of the Nigerian population and the international community.

November 20, 2012

Accessing Macedonia

Anticipating the upcoming Local Elections in March 2013, State Election Commission of Macedonia (SEC) organized three Access to the Electoral Process workshops during October 2012.

November 18, 2012

BRIDGE Gender and Election for Choiseul Province

A five days Gender and Election training workshop was held in Taro, Solomon Islands from 29 October-2 November, 2012 for Choiseul Provincial Council of Women and their stakeholders. 

November 9, 2012

Exploring gender and electoral administration in Moldova and Romania

From 15 to 19 October 2012, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova and the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania participated in a joint workshop to explore the topic of gender and elections using the GPECS customised BRIDGE module.

November 4, 2012

Libya’s Big LEAP

A three day BRIDGE workshop – Introduction to Electoral Administration was funded by UNDP Libya through LEAP programme took place in Tripoli from 15th to 17th October.

October 31, 2012

Second TtF for Libya!

UNDP organized through the SCELT Project (Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition) the second BRIDGE TtF workshop in 2012.

October 25, 2012

BRIDGE United: Train the Facilitator Workshop in Kosovo unites CSOs and Election Administration

IFES Kosovo, within the framework of “Strengthening Election Administration in Kosovo” project, with the financial support of USAID and in partnership with the Central Election Commission of Kosovo, has organized a TtF workshop for CEC staff and representatives of the CSOs.

October 24, 2012

IDEA and the African Union in Accra

International IDEA organised a BRIDGE modular workshop on electoral contestants for African EMBs on 8 - 12 October 2012 in Accra, Ghana.

October 24, 2012
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A TtF Comes To IFES HQ

As the American summer drew to a close, IFES hosted a small Training of Facilitators Course for some of its staff in Washington D.C.

October 23, 2012

Zambian Post Election Workshop

A Post-Election customised modular workshop was held from 27-31 August, 2012, Siavonga, Zambia.

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