November 9, 2011

Electoral Dispute Resolution in South Africa

With the recent publication of two new handbooks on electoral dispute resolution, Electoral Justice: The International IDEA Handbook (2010) and Guidelines for Understanding, Adjudicating, and Resolving Disputes in Elections (GUARDE) (2011) the BRIDGE electoral dispute resolution module has recently undergone an extensive and timely revision.

November 7, 2011

Boundary Delimitation module in Ethiopia just before the delimitation exercise

UNDP/Ethiopia within the Democratic Institutions Programme (DIP) project "Enhanced capacity of the National Electoral Board" has organized the BRIDGE workshops on Boundary Delimitation for Senior EMB (NEBE) officials and other stakeholders

November 4, 2011

Another Successive Module Training: From an Island in the West to an Island in the East

Another successive trainings, only 2 days apart were again conducted In Indonesia under the KPU-AEC BRIDGE banner.

November 3, 2011

BRIDGE Goes to Sumatera and Kalimantan

Since the beginning of the Indonesia General Election Commission (KPU) BRIDGE program back in 2009, the venue has never before been in these islands: Sumatera and Kalimantan.

November 3, 2011

Two Back to Back Module Training in Neighboring Provinces

Since the conduct of the Module Training in Lombok in May 2011, the Indonesia General Election Commission (KPU) and the AEC BRIDGE program has come into a full speed.

November 2, 2011

‘BRIDGE’ HAS BROKEN THE JINX IN NIGERIA

When we were told at the office that we have been selected as part of the batch of those who will undergo a Train the Facilitator course in Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Election (BRIDGE), we were excited and curious.

October 31, 2011

A Regional BRIDGE Workshop in Hungary

The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO), that was established in 1991 and is based in Budapest, Hungary, organized and implemented a regional BRDIGE module workshop.

October 31, 2011
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Gender and Elections Workshop in Nepal

Election Commission of Nepal and the UNDP Electoral Support Programme for Nepal hosted a BRIDGE workshop to pilot the model 3 day agenda on Gender and Elections

October 20, 2011

Third Out-of-Country Voting BRIDGE workshop organized in Moldova

Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Moldova held an External Voting BRIDGE workshop on 5-7-th October, 2011.

October 20, 2011

BRIDGE in Beirut: Two Electoral Systems Workshops and Seven New Facilitators

IFES organized a pair of BRIDGE workshops on the poignant topic of electoral systems in Lebanon. The workshops were technical in nature, focusing on the main electoral systems, seat allocation formulas, quotas, and reserved seats,

October 17, 2011

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module Workshop Central Province, Papua New Guinea 3 – 7 October 2011

Sub-Regional National Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections, BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module Workshop for the Civil Society organizations in NCD and Central Provinces.

October 14, 2011

BRIDGE on the Equator – A Training the Facilitator delivered in Portuguese in the Islands of São Tomé e Principe

From 27th September to 7th October, the first ever BRIDGE course was conducted in São Tomé, the capital of the islands of São Tomé e Principe, that straddle the line of the Equator.

October 9, 2011

A BRIDGE Training the Facilitator delivered in Portuguese in the thriving capital of Angola, Luanda

Improving the skills and self-confidence of Angolan electoral stakeholders in training techniques using the adult participatory and interactive approach of BRIDGE has been the fundamental objective of the Train the Facilitator

October 6, 2011

Civic Education and Voter Information modules. Bhutan, September 2011.

Civic Education and Voter Information modules. Bhutan, September 2011.

October 3, 2011

Media and Elections Workshop in Portuguese and Tetum in Timor Leste

From 15 to 22 September, the BRIDGE workshop on Media and Elections was conducted simultaneously in Portuguese and in Tetum in Dili, Timor Leste, in the context of the Project in Support of the 2010-2013 Electoral Cycles

September 29, 2011

The First BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Program for Kenya EMB staff

The International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (International IDEA) and the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

September 23, 2011

BRIDGE Electoral Systems and Gender for EMB and stakeholders in Solomon Islands

The UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme held an Electoral Systems and Gender workshop from 5th – 9th September 2011 for Electoral Management Body (EMB) and stakeholders in Honiara, Solomon Islands.   

September 21, 2011

Europe and CIS Regional BRIDGE Workshop on Electoral Systems

Within the GPECS Europe and CIS component, the UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group of the Bureau for Development Policy (DGG/BDP) and UNDP Bratislava Regional Center (UNDP BRC) in cooperation with UNDP/Turkmenistan has organized a five-day Europe and CIS Regional BRIDGE Workshop

September 9, 2011

BRIDGE “Voter Registration” for Africa French EMB representatives

BRIDGE “Voter Registration” for Africa French EMB representatives

 

September 8, 2011

International IDEA organised BRIDGE “Gender” TtF in Pretoria – South Africa

BRIDGE partner, International IDEA, organised a 10 day TtF in Pretoria, South Africa with a special focus on gender and its role in the electoral process.

September 7, 2011

Civic Education Modules Conducted in Dili Timor-Leste

Two Civic Education Module workshops were conducted in Dili East Timor for participants

September 2, 2011
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AEC and VEC BRIDGE Introduction workshop

The BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Administration module was run as a three day workshop in Melbourne

September 1, 2011

BRIDGE Training of Trainers (TtF) for West African Civil Society

Gorée Institute, the ACE and BRIDGE hub for West Africa organised a BRIDGE Training of Trainers (TtF)

August 30, 2011

“Voter Registration” 5-day Workshop in Accra, Ghana

International IDEA with support from AusAID through its Africa Governance Fund organised a BRIDGE “Voter Registration” 5-day Workshop in Accra, Ghana. The workshop conducted in English was held from 11 July – 15 July 2011.

August 30, 2011

BRIDGE training workshops in Juba

IFES South Sudan has organized two BRIDGE training workshops in Juba to support domestic stakeholder decision-making and build capacity to manage electoral processes during the post-independence period.

August 23, 2011

Report on the BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) Course held in Nepal

The Electoral Commission of Nepal - ECN in conjunction with International Foundation for Electoral Systems- IFES organised a BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) course on 27 June – 08 July 2011 in Godavari Village Resort at Lalitpur

August 19, 2011

IFES Holds an International BRIDGE Facilitator Training in Bagdad, Iraq.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems(IFES) held an international Train the Facilitator (TtF) programme in Bagdad in August 2011 facilitated by Hermann Thiel and Skye Christensen.

August 18, 2011

BRIDGE “Voter Registration” 5-day Workshop

International IDEA has been engaged in building the capacity of African Election Management Body (EMB) personnel with support from AusAID since 2004.

August 17, 2011

BRIDGE in Portuguese in Timor Leste – A TTF in the Timorese capital, Dili

From 1 to 12 August, the first BRIDGE course in Portuguese was conducted in the seaside capital of Timor Leste, Dili.

August 11, 2011
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BRIDGE Around the World

It is more than 10 years ago now that BRIDGE began as the mere spark of an idea amongst a group of electoral experts.

August 11, 2011

BRIDGE Partner Committee Meeting

The 9th BRIDGE Partner Committee Meeting (PCM) was held in Budapest, Hungary in June this year, alongside the ACEEEO 20th jubilee conference.

August 9, 2011

BRIDGE Implementation in Solomon Islands

The UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme successfully hosted a three days BRIDGE Implementation training workshop from August 1 – 3 in the capital of Solomon Islands, Honiara.

August 5, 2011

Introduction BRIDGE module for new Moldovan CEC members

On 28 and 29 July 2011, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova restarted a key internal development programme for its members and staff through the presentation of a BRIDGE ‘Introduction to Electoral Administration’ workshop in Chisinau.

August 5, 2011

21 Bouganvilleans get International Accreditation as Elections and Gender Facilitators

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) ends the first BRIDGE

August 4, 2011

Train the Facilitator in the Mozambican Capital Maputo

Widening Perspectives and Deepening the Cooperation between the Mozambican Electoral Administration and the Pro PALOP-TL Project to carry out BRIDGE and Pro PALOP-TL activities

August 1, 2011

Another Double Introductory Module Conducted In Timor-Leste

As part of the Australian Government’s longstanding support for East Timor, funding was provided by AusAID to conduct training to further develop the capacity of electoral administration in Timor-Leste.

July 28, 2011

BRIDGE Gender and Election in Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon Islands

The UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme conducted a BRIDGE Gender and Election workshop in Kirakira, Makira-Ulawa Province from 11th – 15th July 2011.

July 27, 2011

BRIDGE – Gender and Elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan conducted a 5 day BRIDGE Gender and Election module training workshop at Hotel Holiday Home, Paro, Bhutan from 27 to 31 December 2010.

July 20, 2011

Boundary Delimitation Workshop in Australia

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) conducted a BRIDGE Boundary Delimitation workshop in Melbourne from 06 - 08 July 2011.

July 12, 2011

BRIDGE Strategic, Operational and Financial Planning Workshop, Guinea Bissau

In light of the legislative elections and the possible local elections in 2012, the electoral management bodies of Guinea Bissau –

July 12, 2011

10 Groups of IHEC Staff – Introduction to Electoral Administration

In an effort to develop the capacity of Iraq’s Independent High Election Commission (IHEC), IFES and the IHEC recently launched a comprehensive program to help IHEC staff gain a deeper understanding of the electoral process and the international standards for genuine and credible elections.

July 12, 2011

MINUSTAH Electoral Assistance Section Looks to the Post-Electoral Period with first BRIDGE course

Thirty- five members of MINUSTAH’s electoral assistance division spent the week of June 6-10 exploring topics of the BRIDGE

July 5, 2011

Introductory Collaborative Workshop in Thimphu, Bhutan June 2011

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) together conducted BRIDGE training

July 4, 2011

BRIDGE Training of Trainers (ToT) Course, Zambia

The United Party for National Development – UPND in conjunction with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation - FNF organised a BRIDGE Training of Trainers (ToT) course in four provinces (Lusaka; Copperbelt; Southern and North Western) in Zambia.

July 1, 2011

The Third TtF in Kabul in June 2011

After conducting TtFs in Afghanistan in 2006 and in 2007 the IEC (Independent Election Commission) have followed this up with several BRIDGE workshops.

June 30, 2011

BRIDGE Media and Elections in Guinea-Bissau

From 20 to 22 June, the BRIDGE workshop on Media and Elections was conducted in Portuguese in Guinea Bissau in the context of the Project in Support of the 2010-2013 Electoral Cycles of the Portuguese Speaking African Countries and Timor Leste (PRO PALOP TL).  

June 15, 2011

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Module in Pretoria, South Africa, 16-20 May, 2011

Gender inequalities within electoral processes are common all around the world, strengthened by and connected to the social, cultural and economic barriers facing women in most societies.

June 10, 2011

BRIDGE and the Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa and Timor Leste

The “BRIDGE Strategy” of the PRO PALOP TL (the Project in Support of the 2010-2013 Electoral Cycles of the Portuguese Speaking African Countries and Timor Leste)

June 10, 2011

A First in BRIDGE: Observation & Election Dispute Resolution for Central African Electoral Commissions … in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

The holding of transparent and peaceful electoral processes is a recurring issue in the African continent and, specifically in the Central African sub region.

June 3, 2011

BRIDGE Electoral Systems Module in Australia

From April 11- 13, 2011 delegates from the PIANZEA Network gathered in Brisbane Australia to participate in the BRIDGE Electoral Systems module.

June 2, 2011

TtF Khartoum – Sudan December 2010

International IDEA-Sudan has organised the BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop in Khartoum, between December 12 -23, 2010.

June 2, 2011

First Media BRIDGE Workshop in Georgia

UNDP in Georgia supports capacity building of the Election Administration of Georgia and other Election Stakeholders through the BRIDGE programme.

May 11, 2011

The first step across a long BRIDGE… in Portuguese

The first ever TtF entirely conducted in Portuguese was held in Bissau, the capital of the western-African country, Guinea-Bissau, between April 11 -22.

May 9, 2011

BRIDGE’s Gender and Election Module reaches Binu Community, Solomon Islands

The four facilitators travelled and lived with the community for five days at Binu village on the island of Guadalcanal.

May 4, 2011

TtF – Com, Timor Leste

The first BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitator (TtF) workshop in Timor Leste was conducted in Com in April 2011.

April 19, 2011

BRIDGE Gender and Election Module in Afghanistan from 9-13 April 2011

After conducting different BRIDGE module programs in Afghanistan to build the capacity of its staff in different electoral aspects, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan organized a 5 days training on Gender and Election

April 15, 2011

UN Women extends its BRIDGE programme to a rural community in Solomon Islands

UN Women’s Gender Equality in Political Governance (GEPG) programme ended another successful awareness programme using BRIDGE’s Gender and Election module from 4th – 8th April, 2011.

April 14, 2011

Central African Election Leaders gather to discuss Election Dispute Resolution

25 senior electoral management experts from 8 countries in central Africa gathered in Kinshasa from March 14-16 to participate in a BRIDGE workshop on electoral dispute resolution (EDR).

March 30, 2011

Senegal Civil Society Prepares Ahead of the 2012 Elections Using the BRIDGE Curriculum

Gorée Institute, as a BRIDGE and ACE hub for West Africa hosted a four-day modular BRIDGE training (March 24-27, 2011) on the island of Gorée

March 28, 2011

BRIDGE Workshop in Sudan

This is a report of BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Election) Workshop for United Nations Integrated Referendum and Electoral Division (UNIRED) staff from both Northern and Southern Sudan.

March 21, 2011

UN Women’s second BRIDGE Gender and Election Workshop for Provincial Participants in the Solomon Islands

UN Women in partnership with the Women in Shared Decision Making (WISDM) and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Women’s Development Division ended a week long training workshop

March 10, 2011

A Tribute to Wael Al-Faraj – Rest Peacefully Our Dear Brother

The pages of this website are most often filled with joyous news about the positive effects that BRIDGE has on participants and facilitators alike.

March 9, 2011

BRIDGE for Polynesia

The PIANZEA Network, with funding from AusAID’s Pacific PSLP program is conducting a series of BRIDGE workshops aimed at building knowledge and the capacity of electoral staff in the Pacific to assist them in the conduct of elections.

March 9, 2011

BRIDGE joins CNE to celebrate 4th birthday – February 2011

As part of the Australian Government’s longstanding support for East Timor, funding was provided by AusAID to conduct training to further develop the capacity of electoral administration in Timor-Leste.

March 4, 2011

IFES kicks off first BRIDGE Train the Facilitators Course in Guinea

The Republic of Guinea has recently made great strides on the road toward democracy. With the recent election of the first democratically-elected president in its entire history

March 2, 2011

BRIDGE V2 Civic Education Module in Afghanistan

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan conducted the BRIDGE V2 Civic Education module on the 19-23 February 2011.

February 21, 2011

BRIDGE Intro for Georgian EA and Observers

The BRIDGE project in Georgia is implemented by UNDP project Promoting Dialogue and Capacity for Effective National Electoral Processes

February 1, 2011

BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Course, Siavonga, ZAMBIA

In preparation for the upcoming Elections envisaged to be conducted around September 2011; the Electoral Commission of Zambia – ECZ in conjunction with UNDP Zambia organised a Train the facilitator (TtF) course

December 23, 2010

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) Twinning Project – Not One But Two!

BRIDGE has played a stimulating and initiating role as part of two Study Programs organised under the AEC / PNGEC Twinning Project.  Funding and support was provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), AEC National Office and AEC offices in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ).

December 22, 2010

BRIDGE for Youth in Jordan and Lebanon

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation has organised two workshops on Electoral Systems. The first workshop was held in Amman 26-27/11/2010, and the second in Beirut 04-05/12/2010.

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