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, Bhutan19 – 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 & OperationalPlanning” 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.
July 27, 2012

Cake for BRIDGE in Liberia

The experience of running BRIDGE programs has been confirmed in 2007-2008 when Liberian National Elections Commission (NEC) through financial support of IFES conducted series of individual BRIDGE Version 1 Trainings.
July 17, 2012

BRIDGE Togo Atelier Partis politiques

Du 09 au 13 juillet 2012 s’est tenue à l’Hôtel Mercure Sarakawa de Lomé une formation modulaire sur le rôle des partis politiques dans le processus électoral au Togo.
July 15, 2012

Senegal Observers!

Gorée Institute trained a group of 25 election observers prior to deploying an observer mission to the Senegal July 1st parliamentary elections.
July 15, 2012

Ugandan BRIDGE

The Electoral Commission of Uganda – EC-Uganda organized a BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Management course on 4th-8th June 2012 at the source of the Nile Resort in Jinja UGANDA.
July 13, 2012

An Introduction to BRIDGE in Malawi

The Electoral Commission of Malawi (MEC) in conjunction with The European Union (EU) organised a 5-day BRIDGE “Introduction to Electoral Administration” course on 18 – 22 June 2012 in Lilongwe, Malawi.
July 13, 2012

BRIDGE in Washington!

On June 20 & 21, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held a long-awaited internal BRIDGE training for 20 of its Washington DC based staff.
July 5, 2012

UNDP Congo Brazzaville Organizes HYBRIDGE

UNDP Congo Brazzaville organized 6 Hybridge trainings in Brazzaville, Owando, Gamboma, Pointe-Noire, Dolisie and Impfondo from June 11th to June 24th 2012.
June 28, 2012

A triumphant return to Sydney!

NSW State Office hosted a four day BRIDGE workshop for Introduction to Electoral Administration from 5 June to 8 June 2012.
June 27, 2012

Bhutan takes 5 new steps…

On 9 June 2012 Bhutan took 5 new steps along the democracy road!
June 27, 2012

Using BRIDGE to Develop Voter Education Programs in Bhutan

Bhutan’s democracy has come a long way in a short time and it has done so in a climate of peace and relative national harmony.
June 27, 2012

Gender Training for French Speaking African EMBs!

International IDEA organised a BRIDGE modular workshop for African EMBs on 4 - 8 June 2012 in Accra, Ghana.
June 25, 2012

French BRIDGE in Togo

PNUD organise deux formations modulaires BRIDGE concomitantes sur l’introduction à l’administration électorale pour les média, les partis politiques et la société civile au Togo
June 22, 2012

Zimbabwe’s Introduction to Electoral Administration

The Electoral Commission of Zimbabwe – ZEC in conjunction with The United Nations Development Program - UNDP organised a BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Management course on 19- 23 April 2012 in Nyanga Zimbabwe.
June 19, 2012

Introduction to Electoral Administration in Kabul

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan with financial support from UNDP conducted the BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Administration training program from 9-13 June at IEC headquarters.
June 13, 2012

First TtF in Tunisia

First BRIDGE Training the Facilitators (TtF) in Tunisia, in French and Arabic, in Hammamet.
May 28, 2012

Conakry La Belle Workshop!

BRIDGE Workshop in Conakry la belle (Guinea) for IFES staff and local partners, May 17 – 20,2012.
May 28, 2012

BRIDGE Technical Agent training in Côte d’Ivoire

BRIDGE Training for Technical Agents for the Ivoirian Electoral Commission May 8 to 11, 2012.
May 24, 2012

Gender and Elections in Pretoria

IDEA trains Portuguese Speaking electoral administrators from African EMBs in a 5-day “Gender and Elections” BRIDGE held in Pretoria South Africa course 23-27 April2012.


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