The Academy for International Development-Middle East (AIDME) is implementing a three-year development project in the Middle East and North Africa region.
"Preventing Electoral Violence in the Countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)"
In continued support of the regional electoral network,
From September 16 through 20, with USAID support, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) brought together 22 participants from the Malian Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), the Direction Générale des Elections (DGE), the Ministry of Territorial Administration (MATD) – the three EMBs - and staff from the local IFES office.
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan implemented a five day BRIDGE Workshop (Pre Election Activity Module) with the financial support of UNDP/ELECT from 14-18 Sept 2013 at IEC Headquarter in Kabul.
In the framework of its annual work plan, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of São Tomé e Principe organized a BRIDGE workshop on Strategic, Operational and Financial Planning.
IFES Georgia is implementing the Increased Trust in the Electoral Process (ITEP) program, a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
UNDP Georgia, within the project “Promoting Credible and Sustainable Electoral Institutions and Processes” with the financial support of EU and in coordination with the Parliament of Georgia, organized the workshop on the Electoral Systems
With financial support provided by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), a team of UNDP/NEC facilitators conducted a BRIDGE Civic Education Module on 21-23 August at Golden Gate Hotel.
The Electoral Commission of Lesotho in conjunction with the United Nations Development Program - UNDP organised a BRIDGE Gender and Elections course on 29 July to 02 August 2013 in Mohale Lodge- Lesotho.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance office in Addis Ababa twinned Media and Elections using BRIDGE in an English run training workshop held at the Radisson Blue Hotel from the 22 to 26 July 2013.
As part of its electoral support work with the Union Election Commission (UEC), IFES Myanmar brought BRIDGE to Myanmar for the first time by conducting a TTF in the capital Nay Pi Taw from 23 July to 2 August 2013.
Two BRIDGE TTF’s were given simultaneously in Antananarivo, Madagascar, between 16 – 26 July 2013 for Electoral Observation Networks in the framework of two EU funded projects.
The regional “Young Women Leadership in Political and Social Development” (YWLD) project is a two-year regional project being implemented by The Academy for International Development – Middle East (AID-ME) as a pilot project in (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia.
My recent scoping mission visit to Buka and Arawa in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea on behalf of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Pacific project focusing on gender and local government allowed me to catch up with some of the 2011 BRIDGE facilitators in the region.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) have organized two BRIDGE “Introduction to Election Administration” workshops.
The Afghanistan Association of Electoral Officials (AAEO), with the support of The Asia Foundation, organized one four-day customized BRIDGE training for provincial heads of electoral volunteer groups from June 17-20, 2013.
The importance of the Train the Facilitator workshop in Georgia has grown since BRIDGE in Georgia has welcomed new family members from the Political Parties and Observer Organizations.
The fifth of the planned BRIDGE modules with staff of Secretariado Tecnico Administracao Eleitoral (STAE) was to have been conducted in Dili in October as were the previous four BRIDGE Modules delivered in 2008. However, whenever an opportunity presents itself it is certainly part of BRIDGE philosophy to 'seize the day'!