BRIDGE Rule #1: All BRIDGE activities must be approved by the BRIDGE Partners. Approval is obtained through the BRIDGE Office. Therefore BRIDGE implementers must advise the BRIDGE Office as soon as they can legitimately do so, of forthcoming BRIDGE activities.
UNDP Regional Service for Africa will be holding a five days Virtual BRIDGE Regional Training on Gender Equality and Elections for relevant electoral stakeholders including National Electoral Management Bodies, political parties, CSOs and key UNDP Staff to build their capacities in the area of Gender and Elections. In total 25 participants from ten countries including members of AWLN National Chapters will attend the workshop. The workshop will be held using Zoom platform from 14th to 18th September 2020.
The overall objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of the key national stakeholders involved in elections including the EMBs, Members of the Political Parties, the women’s CSOs in order for them to better integrate gender in their election cycle and promote an inclusive elections process. The training will also provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas and best practices between member states and serve as a platform to establish and expand a pool of experts and community of practice in the area of gender and election.
During the workshop, participants are expected to learn and gain knowledge about mainstreaming gender equality throughout the electoral cycle so that they can adapt their experiences to the national context.