Upcoming Events

March 18, 2019

BRIDGE WORKSHOP TTF HAITI 2019

Train the Facilitators (TtF) BRIDGE Workshop Haiti 2019 IFES will hold a Train the Facilitators course for the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) trainers and […]
December 11, 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal, 11-13 Dec, Gender and Elections workshop, Election Commission Nepal, funded by UNDP and IFES

Facilitators: 3098 – Nikila Shrestha 3097 – Radhika Regmi Pokharel 6307 – Kundan Das Shrestha Deshbandhu Adhikari Rakshmi […]
November 13, 2018

Nigeria, Akure, 13-15 Nov 18, Pre-election Period, OSIEC, funded by IFES

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission is new appointed and charged with the responsibilities of conducting Local Government Elections in Ondo state. In light of this IFES is conducting the BRIDGE workshop to provide the newly appointed Commission with basic knowledge in elections administration. The workshop is intended to enhance the knowledge of the Commission in conducting credible elections Facilitators: Accrediting – 571 – Seray Jah Workshop – 3383 – Chuta […]
August 28, 2018

Kyiv, Ukraine, 28-30 August 2018, Electoral Training, IFES-CEC Ukraine, funded by USAID and UKAID

On August 28-30, 2018, IFES Ukraine in cooperation with the joint IFES-Central Election Commission (CEC) Administrative Center for the Training of Elections Process Participants and with the financial support USAID and Global Affairs Canada will conduct a BRIDGE modular workshop on Electoral Training. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with knowledge and skills on planning and implementing the Electoral Operation Training Program. This BRIDGE module will be conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine, and will be hosted by the joint IFES-CEC Administrative Center for the Training of Election Process Participants.  Provide Electoral Principles to Staff Professional Development of Staff To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral […]
July 24, 2018

Kinshasa, DRC, 24-28 July 2018, Electoral Dispute Resolution, CENI DRC, funded by Government of the Netherlands

Summary – This training is held as part of preparation for prevention and resolution of potential election conflict in the DRC Purpose – Preparation for Electoral Event Professional Development of Staff Language – French Facilitators – Edna Koskey and Theophilus […]
May 31, 2018

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, 31 May – 02 June 2018, Disability Rights and Gender in Elections, CEC, funded by IFES and USAID

Summary: BRIDGE Disability Rights and Gender in elections workshop will be conducted for representatives of the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz State Registration Service, Disabled Persons Organizations, Kyrgyz Academy of Education and women’s rights organizations. The workshop will aim to identify problems and find solutions to overcome barriers for persons with disabilities and women in society, considered among the most electorally and politically marginalized populations in Kyrgyzstan. The training will stress the role of Election Management Bodies and civil society in working collaboratively to address and eliminate such barriers, learning from international experience and best practices in gender mainstreaming, providing inclusive voter education, and conducting lobbying and advocacy campaigns for reform. Purpose: Provide Electoral Principles to Staff Professional Development of Staff Facilitators: Pavel Cabacenco (accrediting) and Renata Levovski (workshop) […]
May 31, 2018

Moldova, Chisinau, 31 May – 1 June 2018, Voter Information Civic Education, CEC Moldova, funded by UNDP

In order to facilitate the communication of electoral officials with the society, CCET Moldova will train librarians from diferent localities on civic and voter education .The overall purpose is to develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes. Facilitators: Accrediting – Doina […]
May 30, 2018

Kyiv, Ukraine, 30 – 31 May 2018, Access to Electoral Process, CEC, funded by IFES

Summary – On May 30-31, 2018, IFES will conduct a two-day workshop on disability rights using the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) curriculum. The event will gather 25 representatives from the CEC, disabled persons organizations (DPOs) and election monitoring organizations. The workshop will engage participants on various issues including equal access barriers and strategies for persons with disabilities, the role of EMBs and civil society in eliminating these barriers as well as best practices in disability rights, inclusive accessible voter education, and legal framework for disability inclusion in elections. This workshop will be delivered by accredited BRIDGE facilitators from the USAID RADA Program and the Joint IFES-CEC Administrative Center for Training of Election Process Participants (Training Center). Purpose – Provide Electoral Principles to Staff Professional Development of Staff To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes Facilitator -Tetyana Bibik, Mykhailo Gorkusha, Evgeniy Krikopolo and Iuliia […]
May 15, 2018

Kyiv, Ukraine, 15-17 May 2018, Gender and Elections, IFES, funded by USAID and UKAID

Summary – IFES Ukraine in cooperation with the joint IFES-Central Election Commission (CEC) Administrative Center for the Training of Elections Process Participants and with the financial support of USAID and the UK department for international affairs will conduct a BRIDGE modular workshop on Gender and Elections. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with knowledge on the concept of stereotypes and myths in the field of gender, the influence of myths and stereotypes on women’s representation and mechanisms to overcome barriers for women during the electoral process. Purpose – Provide Electoral Principles to Staff Professional Development of Staff To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes Facilitators – Alyona Dolya and Serhii […]
May 14, 2018

Owerri, Nigeria,14 -18 May 2018, Introduction to Electoral Administration, IFES

The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) in Nigeria is scheduled to conduct elections on July 14, 2018. The commission was inaugurated about two months ago and have little experience on election administration. The ISIEC, with the support of IFES, plans to conduct a customized BRIDGE module workshop covering the following topic areas: å¤ Post-Election Activities å¤ Gender and Elections å¤ Introduction to Election Administration å¤ Strategic and Financial Planning å¤ Leadership å¤ Election Security å¤ Communications å¤ Electoral Operational Planning å¤ Access å¤ Electoral Systems å¤ Legal Framework The topics have been selected to match the needs of the ISIEC and the state at large. The workshop will enhance skills of the selected staff in the respective topical themes, who carry out important activities across the electoral cycle. Purpose – Preparation for Electoral Event Professional Development of Staff Facilitators: Chuta Chijindu, Obaje M Ukeh and Uloma Osuala […]
May 14, 2018

Abuja, Nigeria, 14-18 May 2018, Introduction to Eelctoral Administration (mixed module), INEC, funded by IFES

In line with its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, the Independent National Electoral Commission approved series of capacity building programmes for various cadre of its staff, to prepare them for the implementation of the 2019 Election Project Plan (EPP). Consequently, a BRIDGE module workshop was scheduled for all directors of the Commission at the Headquarters, having earlier trained directors at the state offices. The 5-Day workshop, which is with technical and funding support from IFES, will be held from May 14th – 18th, 2018. The Module Workshop has been customized to suit the needs of participants. Topics covered include the following: *Strategic/ Financial Planning *Election Security *Introduction to Election Administration *Leadership *Access to the Electoral Process *Legal Framework *Electoral Operational Planning *Communication *Electoral Systems The module workshop will enhance skills of participants and prepare them to give direction in the implementation of activities outlined for the conduct of the Commission’s February 2019 General Elections. Facilitators: Deryck Fritz and Seray Jah Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu, Ifeanyichukwu Agoha and Victoria […]
April 18, 2018

Naivasha, Kenya, 18-20 April 2018, Voter Information Civic Education, IEBC, IFES

Kenya has limited number of electoral trainers who are BRIDGE trained and accredited as facilitators. In the last ten (10) years Kenya has held two (2) BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshops and three (3) BRIDGE module workshops. Most of the trained persons are staff of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). However, only a few have been accredited as BRIDGE workshop facilitators. None of these trained persons has reached the level of accrediting facilitator. The IEBC, with the support of IFES, UNDP and UNWOMEN, plans to conduct a series of BRIDGE module workshops: å¤ Voter and Civic Education å¤ Post-Election Activities å¤ Gender and Elections å¤ Introduction to Election Administration å¤ Electoral Contestants å¤ Electoral Training å¤ Media and Elections The modules have been selected to match the needs of the IEBC, other electoral stakeholders and partners and the country at large especially during the post-election period. The module workshops will enhance skills of the selected staff in the respective topical themes, as well as key stakeholders who also carry out important activities across the electoral cycle. Moreover, the conduct of the workshop series will ensure the accreditation of both BRIDGE workshop facilitators and a small pool of accrediting facilitators. In this way, Kenya will be self-reliant because the BRIDGE accrediting facilitators will be in a position to accredit others locally in the future, without the need for external accrediting facilitators. Facilitators: Deryck Fritz (Accrediting) Immaculate Kassait […]
March 13, 2018

Ukraine – 13-15 March 2018 – Module – Electoral Systems V3 – CEC Ukraine – Funded by USAID, Canada, UKAID

Workshop – Evgeniy Krikopolo – Oleh Hryshyn TtF Complete – Alyona […]
August 14, 2017

Ukraine, 15-17 August 2017, Electoral Systems, Central Election Commission funded by USAID, Global Affairs Canada and the UK government

IFES Ukraine in cooperation with the joint IFES-Central Election Commission (CEC) Administrative Center for the Training of Elections Process Participants and with the financial support of USAID and Global Affairs Canada will conduct a BRIDGE modular workshop on Electoral Systems. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with knowledge on characteristics of all electoral systems’ families and then to make thorough analysis of each electoral system. The workshop will be conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine, on August 15-17, 2017 and will be hosted by the joint IFES-CEC Administrative Center for the Training of Election Process Participants. Facilitators: Workshop: Evgeniy Krikopolo TTF Complete: Alyona Sheshenia, Anastasiia Matviienko, Serhii […]
May 30, 2014
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BRIDGE Boundary Delimitation for the Election Commission of Pakistan

As part of IFES program the Support for Electoral Reform in Pakistan (SERP) initiated in April 2012, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in cooperation with the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP), organised a BRIDGE Boundary Delimitation workshop between 14-16 April 2014 in Lahore, Pakistan.
May 14, 2014
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BRIDGE Voter Registration workshop conducted in Pakistan

The workshop took place in Islamabad and was attended by members of provincial commissions and electoral administration officials from ECP.
May 14, 2014
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BRIDGE Electoral Technologies workshop took place in Karachi, Pakistan

BRIDGE Electoral Technologies workshop conducted for the senior election officials from Pakistan
May 5, 2014
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Political Finance in the South of Mali-in Sikasso

From March 31 through April 3, 2014, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) made the headlines with a great second BRIDGE training on political finance held in the historic city of Sikasso, in southern Mali.
February 19, 2014
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IHEC and IFES conduct Observation Workshops in Iraq

For the first time the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) of Iraq funded two BRIDGE workshops on electoral observation
October 9, 2013
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Voter Education Workshop in Erbil, Iraq

IFES Iraq in partnership with the IHEC plan to implement a series of (4) workshops including a preparatory workshop for the Voter Education (VE) program using BRIDGE methodology.
October 8, 2013
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BRIDGE training in Mali… a first!

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.
August 16, 2013
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IFES Brings BRIDGE to Myanmar

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.
August 11, 2008

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In July 2008 IFES/Jordan hosted a BRIDGE course in Amman. The event marked the first BRIDGE training in Jordan with delegations from multiple countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
January 1, 1970

Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, 21 -22 June 2018, Political Financing, IDEA, IDEA with support of OSF

Summary – The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is implementing the Level Up: Political financing with integrity project in Mongolia in cooperation with the Open Society Forum (OSF) that aims to improve political finance regulatory frameworks in a way that empower women and young politicians and that protect the integrity of public policy making from the influence exerted by money in politics. IDEA is to conducting this workshop for women and young politicians on ‰ÛÏGender Perspectives and Youth Participation on Elections and Political Finance‰۝, Purpose – Professional Development of Staff Facilitator – Yvonne […]

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