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

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

This is the third EOM deployed by Gorée Institute in 2012 as part of the Network of Domestic Observers (RESOCIT).

The training was conducted based on the BRIDGE curriculum and methodology from June 25th to June 27th 2012 on Gorée Island. The BRIDGE training on election observation was funded by the European Union and gave an opportunity for participants to share their experiences on the following topics: principles of election observation, roles and responsibilities of observers, accurate reporting by observers, introduction to the legal framework and to the law on parity between male and female candidates.

The 25 participants were 13 women and 12 men from civil society and student groups who were selected to join the Gorée Institute EOM based on their personal achievements and neutrality.

The training was an opportunity to:

  •  Update the observation checklist to the parliamentary elections
  •  Evaluate the performance of the observer team during the presidential elections
  •  Brief the observers on the logistics put in place by Gorée Institute for the parliamentary elections.

The training coordinated by Mr Ibrahima Amadou Niang, BRIDGE expert facilitator, was conducted by a team composed by Ms Maïmouna Konaté, BRIDGE workshop facilitator and Mrs Ndèye Marième Ly Diagne, BRIDGE semi-accredited facilitator.
At the end of the BRIDGE training, Ms Ndèye Marième Ly Diagne received her certificate of full accreditation as BRIDGE workshop facilitator for having completed her fieldwork component.

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