This joint project between UNDP Egypt and NCHR will be implemented over a period of one year with the following outputs and activities:
a) Strengthening election monitoring unit at the NCHR
b) Develop appropriate course structures and appropriate adaptations of BRIDGE course materials for various stakeholder groups, and sign protocols for their participation.
C) Develop election-related documents for NCHR to disseminate:
The first BRIDGE training workshop within the project was held from June 29 till July 03, 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel in
3. The Training Topics and Workshop Agenda: The training workshop followed an ‘ABRIDGE’ model of 5-day training workshop. The training topics were carefully chosen with special attention to
Introduction and Election Management DAYS 2 & 3:
Electoral Systems, the choices and their consequences with some comparative experiences especially from the region i.e.
Principles of voter Information, different strategies, and issues to consider in voter information process.
Other valuable resources and references made available to the participants included IDEA handbooks on “Electoral Systems Design” and “Designing for Equity” in Arabic.
5. The participants: Nineteen participants representing different elections stakeholders participated in the 5 day training course.The selection of participants was tasked to NCHR who agreed on a set of criteria and identified the following target groups:
Seven of the nineteen participants were women.
6. The Facilitation Team: Four facilitators participated in the workshop:
All the team members are international facilitators and provided a good mix of local, regional and international experiences and comparative knowledge.