Took place in Guatemala City, on 3 and 4 March
IFES organized and implemented its third one-day BRIDGE orientation training for 16 new employees in early May
IFES BRIDGE facilitators implemented a two-day BRIDGE Election Systems workshop for 19 employees on 7 and 10 November 2014
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.
Thirty- five members of MINUSTAH’s electoral assistance division spent the week of June 6-10 exploring topics of the BRIDGE
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
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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
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.