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April 4, 2019

Strategic Electoral Observation: recommendations follow-up and electoral reform advocacy, the quantum jump

Strategic Electoral Observation: recommendations follow-up and electoral reform advocacy, the quantum jump In the framework of the Support Fund for Electoral Observation (FAOE), UNDP organized a […]
October 7, 2018

Promoting inclusive election observation in Mexico

In the framework of the Support Fund for Electoral Observation, UNDP organized a BRIDGE workshop on election observation in Mexico City, from 28 to 30 May 2018, in collaboration with the National Electoral Institute (INE), the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Electoral Offenses (FEPADE) and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judiciary Branch of the Federation (TEPJF).
February 8, 2018

Promoting inclusive electoral processes in Paraguay

Promoviendo procesos electorales inclusivos en Paraguay   In the framework of a larger capacity building program, two simultaneous customized BRIDGE workshops on access and strategic planning […]
February 2, 2018

Supporting gender equality in Paraguay through inclusive electoral management

para1Apoyando la igualdad de género en Paraguay a través de la administración electoral Supporting gender equality in Paraguay through inclusive electoral management Two simultaneous BRIDGE workshops […]
January 31, 2018

IFES Implements Election Administration & Management BRIDGE Training

August 30 and 31, 2017   IFES BRIDGE facilitators implemented a two-day Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) Election Administration and Management workshop for […]
February 23, 2017
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Strengthening Civil Society:The BRIDGE conquers sympathies, in Honduras

March 15, 2016
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Widening Perspectives:

The BRIDGE Electoral Observation Workshop and Roundtable, Guyana

March 8, 2016
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Guatemala holds the first workshop on Strategic Planning

Took place in Guatemala City, on 3 and 4 March

August 31, 2015
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IFES Carries Our BRIDGE Orientation Training Series for New Hires

IFES organized and implemented its third one-day BRIDGE orientation training for 16 new employees in early May

February 2, 2015
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IFES Carries Out BRIDGE Election Systems Training for Headquarters Staff

IFES BRIDGE facilitators implemented a two-day BRIDGE Election Systems workshop for 19 employees on 7 and 10 November 2014

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.

February 24, 2013

BRIDGE Arrives in Belize!

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

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.

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.

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.

November 22, 2011

UN Gender and Elections Workshop in New York

Elections and gender experts from across the world participated in a UNDP hosted, Gender and Elections workshop in New York City, USA

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

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

September 2, 2010
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BRIDGE is Showcased at UN Headquarters

Twenty-nine UN political and development officials came together under the umbrella of BRIDGE

December 17, 2009
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The second BRIDGE TTF in Peru

The second BRIDGE TTF in Peru, and the 4th in Latin America, took place in Lima on 12 – 19 October 2009, two years after the first one. This TtF was supported technically by International IDEA and co-funded by the Jurado Nacional de Elecciones (Peruvian EMB) and IDEA (through a regional BRIDGE project supported by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation in Development, AECID).

December 13, 2009

BRIDGE supports women’s political participation in Peru

 A good two years after BRIDGE was first introduced in Peru (TtF in Nov 2007), BRIDGE came back to this fascinating and complex country in October this year for a series of two BRIDGE Workshops.

August 20, 2009
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BRIDGE returns to Colombia

Just about 6 months after a first TtF was conducted there in December 2008, BRIDGE in Colombia has taken new momentum with the holding of the first Module workshop on "Polling, Counting & Results", in Bogota, from 3 - 6 August. This workshop was held with the technical support of International IDEA and funding from the Registraduria Nacional de Estado Civil (Colombian EMB) and the AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development).

December 17, 2008
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The first BRIDGE TtF in Colombia

The first BRIDGE TtF ever conducted in Colombia, and only the 3rd to take place in Latin America, took place in Bogota on 1-6 December with the support of International IDEA. The workshop was co-funded by the Registraduria and IDEA (through a regional BRIDGE project supported by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation in Development, AECID).

August 8, 2008
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BRIDGE for UN and UNDP staff

This training is intended to introduce BRIDGE to UN and UNDP staff, provide a taste of its methodology and content, and demonstrate how BRIDGE can be used as a tool of electoral assistance programming at the country level.

January 1, 2008

Election Basics Come Alive with BRIDGE

Professional training usually does not involve impromptu soccer matches. But there they were: adult men and women engaging in an unexpectedly brutal game in a hotel conference room in Washington, D.C. Unbeknownst to most of the players, this was no ordinary game.

March 13, 2007
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Implementation Workshop: UNEAD

The Implementation workshop was held in Scandinavian House (New York) on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March 2007, with 22 participants and 2 facilitators.

The workshop was facilitated by Yvonne Goudie (BRIDGE Project Office) and Deryck Fritz (UNEAD).

December 19, 2006
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A TtF for Latin America

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, from 6 to 10 November 2006, International IDEA, the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations and the Spanish Ministry of Interior trained election administrators from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay

December 14, 2005
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Electoral Officials Participate in a BRIDGE Showcase in Bolivia

International IDEA and the Spanish Ministry of Interior held a showcase of the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections curriculum (BRIDGE) at the training centre of the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECI) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, between September 13 and 16.

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