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
GeorgiaJan13

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
KosovoFeb13

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.

October 18, 2012

Top of the class in Malawi!

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on 17-21 September, 2012 conducted a 5-day BRIDGE Course on Civic Education and Voter Information Modules at Malawi Sun Hotel, Blantyre, Malawi.

October 17, 2012

Pretorian Capacity Building

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the African Union developed a five-year implementation plan called the Joint Activity Plan in 2008.

October 11, 2012

BRIDGE in Bhutan comes to the East!

In Bhutan, the region referred to as the East is the most remote, exquisitely beautiful and also the most populous. 

October 9, 2012

BRIDGE Brings PIANZEA Nations Together Again

PIANZEA (the Pacific Island, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators’ Network) has been in operation for some 15 years.

October 4, 2012

BRIDGE in Rising To Management

In October 2011 the Australian Electoral Commission commenced the first Rising to Management (R2M) program.

October 3, 2012

Bangladesh’s Lively TtF!

Bangladesh Election Commission Officers participated in a lively Train the Facilitator workshop at a Government Training Centre in Dhaka from 18th to 28th September 2012. 

October 3, 2012

Bangladesh: Legal Framework

Legal Framework Module Bangladesh Election Commission 3 – 5 September 2012.

October 2, 2012

Electoral Contestants’ In Liberia

IFES/Liberia in cooperation with UNDP/Liberia and NEC held the four-days BRIDGE workshop on Electoral Contestants for members of 10 Political Parties and members of the External Relations Department of the NEC at Golden Gate hotel from 24-27 September, 2012 in Monrovia, Liberia.

 

September 28, 2012

From Capetown To Cario…

From the Cape to Cairo, they came -- over 50 electoral administrators, civil society activists and UNDP staff gathered in Dakar, Senegal for a 5-day regional BRIDGE training on Gender and Elections sponsored by UNDP GPECS from 17th-21st September.

September 20, 2012

BRIDGE at the Mostar BRIDGE in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A special event showcasing the "Access to Electoral Processes" E BRIDGE module was held on 13th September at the 21st ACEEEO Annual Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

September 18, 2012

BRIDGE Voter Registration Training in Kabul

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan with financial support of UNDP/ELECT conducted the BRIDGE Voter Registration Program

September 17, 2012

BRIDGE Voter Information, Civic Education and Election Study Program

The BRIDGE Voter Information, Civic Education and Election Study Program held in Darwin

September 14, 2012

BRIDGE Workshop in Liberia

The implementation of BRIDGE project funded jointly by UNDP and IFES has started in July where the first BRIDGE module has been conducted for newly appointed employs of the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia.

September 6, 2012

BRIDGE in Bali!

In collaboration with the General Elections Commission (KPU) the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Indonesia Office conducted a Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) workshop at the Ayodya Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali, from 2 July 2012 to 13 July 2012. Funding for this capacity building program in electoral administration was provided by AusAID, as part of the Australian Government’s continuing support for Indonesia.

September 5, 2012

Civil Education, Civil Society Tunisia

Following the 14th January 2011 revolution, the first of the Arab Spring, Tunisia embarked on a transitional period to democracy.

September 5, 2012

First Regional BRIDGE Workshop held in the Caribbean!

Women’s rights activists, electoral administrators and advisors and women in elected office from around the Caribbean braved Tropical Storm Isaac to gather in Kingston last week for a rousing exploration of gender issues in elections.

September 4, 2012

BRIDGE for Electoral Stakeholders in Georgia

UNDP Georgia in cooperation with the Central Election Commission of Georgia and the Center for Training and Electoral Reforms, with the financial support of the EU, held five customized BRIDGE workshops for the Electoral Stakeholders of Georgia for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Georgia, set for October 1, 2012.

September 3, 2012

BRIDGE Gender & Elections Training Impacts YWPG

The Young Women’s Parliamentary Group further their knowledge on Gender issues affecting women securing leadership roles after undertaking the three day Bridge Gender and Elections Training provided by UN Women Gender Equality and Political Governance program which ended on Wednesday the 22nd August 2012. 

August 30, 2012

Polling, Counting, Results and Rwanda!

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been actively supporting the Electoral Administration of Rwanda since 2001, including large-scale professional, technical and training assistance. 

August 22, 2012

TtF In Rwanda

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been actively supporting the Electoral Administration of Rwanda since 2001, including large-scale professional, technical and training assistance.

August 21, 2012

Updated BRIDGE Statistics


Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Updated BRIDGE Statistics to August 2012.

August 20, 2012

Observation in South Africa

A BRIDGE Electoral Observation course was held from 30-31 July, 2012, in Pretoria, South Africa.

August 9, 2012

The First BRIDGE in the Republic of Macedonia…and first three Macedonian Workshop Facilitators

Between the 11 and the 18 of July 2012 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, a two days curriculum development and a three day workshop on “Strategic & Operational
Planning” were carried out. 

August 1, 2012

Civic Education for the Ministry of Social Affairs in Tunisia

Within the support provided to the Tunisian Authorities after the NCA election October 2011, IFES, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MSA) of Tunisia, organizes a series of training workshops for MSA staff on democracy, civil and political rights and electoral processes.

July 27, 2012

Second BRIDGE Civic Education Training Program in Kabul

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan with financial support of UNDP/ELECT conducted the BRIDGE Civic Education Training Program from 7-11 July 2012 at IEC headquarters. 

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