Upcoming Events

May 21, 2018

Stockholm, Sweden, 21 May – 1 June 2018, IDEA

This Train the Facilitators‰۪ course will be held over a 2-week period and participants who successfully complete the session are partially accredited with certificates as BRIDGE trainers. This event is hosted and funded by International IDEA. Facilitators: Sara Staino Alistair Legge Viringia […]
March 26, 2018

Congo – 26 Mar-6 Apr 18 – Module – Train the Facilitator – Funded by UK Aid and the Carter Center

This scheduled training is part The Carter Centre’s DRC Citizen’s Election Observation programme, in collaboration with UK Aid. Facilitators Accrediting 117 – Theophilus Dowetin Workshop 7938 – Cyrille Ebotoko 7926 – Denise Mbuilu 7942 Etienne Muhiya 7510 – Ibrahim Assoumani 8256 – Joseph Bongo 7927 – Pelagie […]
February 19, 2018

CD – Congo, Democratic Republic of the-KINSHASA-Africa-19 Feb to 02 March 2018 – Module Train the Facilitator funded by CENI

La CENI RDC veut former ses formateurs dans le programme BRIDGE pour les rendre plus professionnels. Les ̩lections en pr̩paration demande un grand niveau de professionnalisme c’est dans ce sens que la CENI va utilise la m̩thode BRIDGE pour former ses facilitateurs Purpose – Operational Training Professional Development of Staff Facilitators Expert – Accrediting – Roger Bupiri Workshop – Semi […]
December 10, 2013
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The First TtF in Namibia

The 'Preventing Electoral Violence in the SADC region' project, PEV-SADC (www.pev-sadc.eu) delivered a BRIDGE Train the Facilitator (TtF) Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia from 25 November to 6 December 2013.
November 18, 2013
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Un FDF au Togo

Le Togo vient de tenir des élections législatives le 25 Juillet 2013, élections qui ont été observées par plusieurs missions d’observation dont la Mission d’Assistance Electorale(MAE).
November 4, 2013
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Mozambique trains more BRIDGE Facilitators

Twenty four participants from Mozambican political Parties, Civil Society Organizations and Electoral Management Bodies attended the BRIDGE Training the Facilitator, in Maputo, from 14-25 October 2013.
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 7, 2013
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Two TtF’s for Electoral Observation Networks in Madagascar

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.
September 4, 2009

BRIDGE Train the Facilitators (TtF) workshop Islamabad – Pakistan

As part of USAID funded program to support the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), IFES Pakistan has conducted several BRIDGE workshops between June and August 2009.  
July 27, 2009
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BRIDGE TtF in Georgia

UNDP/Georgia with the financial support of EU, implements the project "Developing Capacities for Democratic Institutions for Fair Electoral Processes and Active Civil Participation" and has been widely supporting the EA training programs since 2003. The conduct of the TtF was planned through the BRIDGE Needs Assessment mission in Georgia that was conducted in March 2009 by the BRIDGE expert facilitator Ross Attrill. The aim of the the TtF was to accredit the facilitators who in their turn shall conduct the BRIDGE workshops to strengthen the capacities of the District and Central Election Commission of Georgia. TtF was held through July 6 - 17, 2009 in GPH Hotel, Kobuleti, Georgia.
June 30, 2009
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BRIDGE TtF in Accra – Ghana

The first TtF workshop within the African Union (AU) and International IDEA's joint project "Capacity-Building Training of Election Administrators in Africa" was held in Accra – Ghana in English from Monday June 8 to Friday June 19, 2009. This workshop is the first of 3 TtF workshop to be held for selected members of English and French speaking African EMB trainers in 2009 with funding from the Australian Government.
December 17, 2008
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The first BRIDGE TtF in Colombia

The first BRIDGE TtF ever conducted in Colombia, and only the 3rd to take place in Latin America, took place in Bogota on 1-6 December with the support of International IDEA. The workshop was co-funded by the Registraduria and IDEA (through a regional BRIDGE project supported by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation in Development, AECID).
November 30, 2008
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Building Mountains – BRIDGE at the top of the World

After a successful scoping mission conducted in August 2007 jointly by UNDP, IDEA and IFES, BRIDGE was recommended to the Electoral Commission of Nepal as a possible capacity development tool.
June 4, 2008
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Melbourne Train the Facilitator Course

A dual TTF was conducted in Melbourne in 2008.
March 24, 2008

BRIDGE Train the Facilitators held in Pretoria in March 2008

In Pretoria, South Africa on 3 to 14 March 2008, IDEA in partnership with the South Africa Electoral Commission (IEC) held a 10 day BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Course.
March 27, 2007
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Preparing for the May 2007 elections in Armenia

The parliamentary elections to be held in Armenia on 12 May 2007 will be an important indicator of democratic progress. Between 19 February and 2 March 2007, International IDEA and the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) in Armenia trained 29 persons (including 27 from Armenia and 2 from abroad) to become professional and ethical trainers in (BRIDGE Train the Facilitator Course) electoral administration in Yerevan, Armenia.
January 26, 2007

BRIDGE Train The Facilitator, Stockholm Jan 29 – Feb 9 2007

International IDEA, a founding partner of the BRIDGE Project, has organised a "Train the Facilitators" in Stockholm Sweden from Monday 29 January - Friday 9 February 2007. The course is being facilitatoed by 3 IDEA staff members, Margot Gould, Maria Gratchew and Emad Yousef. The fourth facilitator is Therese Pearce Laanela, former IDEA staff member and currently working as one of the contributors to BRIDGE Version 2. Ossama Kamel from IFES Egypt is co-facilitating the course to finish his accreditation as a BRIDGE facilitator.
December 19, 2006
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A TtF for Latin America

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, from 6 to 10 November 2006, International IDEA, the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations and the Spanish Ministry of Interior trained election administrators from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay
December 19, 2006
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A TtF Conducted for the Arab World

In Amman, Jordan, from 12 to 23 November 2006, International IDEA trained election administrators from seven countries in the Arab World: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Somaliland, Sudan and Syria.
December 19, 2006
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A TtF for Electoral Adminstrators in Africa

In Pretoria, South Africa, from 20 November to 1 December 2006, International IDEA and the Electoral Commission of South Africa trained election administrators from Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zanzibar.
October 8, 2006
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Training of Facilitators in Luanda, Angola

In November 2005, Angola 2000 was appointed the umbrella organization for the Plataforma Nacional da Sociedade Civil Angolana para as Elieções (PNASCAE), a permanent body composed of civil society organisations involved in electoral processes. In December 2005, the President of the PNASCAE and Director of Angola 2000 requested SaferAfrica’s technical and financial assistance for capacity building of members of the PNASCAE. Angola 2000 and SaferAfrica have a Memorandum of Understanding that covers cooperation in the field of peace, security and good governance. SaferAfrica agreed to provide financial and technical assistance to the PNASCAE and to assist in the fundraising for the additional training.
September 26, 2006
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BRIDGE TtF in Dhaka – Bangladesh

Based on a request form the Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC) to implement a BRIDGE program in Bangladesh, a BRIDGE TtF Program was held in Dhaka city from 11 – 21 September 2006, organized by the BEC - Electoral Training Institute and jointly funded by the Australian High Commission (AHC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bangladesh.
August 14, 2006
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BRIDGE TtF in Suva

The fifteenth BRIDGE Train the Facilitator course was held in Suva, Fiji from 17-28 July 2006, organised by the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). The course was run under the auspices of PIANZEA, and funded by AusAID's Pacific Governance Support Program, with the aim of training a solid group of regional BRIDGE facilitators to support the growth of BRIDGE in the Pacific in the next five years.
July 22, 2006
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Trainers Learn to Interact

Electoral officers have been encouraged to interact more with people they hold training discussions with as part of a new mode of learning.The Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections trainers course (BRIDGE) is a participatory project that allows everyone to be part of the training, said Elections Officer Ilisapeci Natau.
December 14, 2005
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A BRIDGE Train the Facilitator in Melbourne

TtF returned to Melbourne in May 2005 and drew participants from a wide range of countries. This is an extract from a case study included in the AEC's 2004-2005 Annual Report:
November 25, 2005
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The first Train the Facilitator in West Africa

Ghana welcomed BRIDGE in August 2005 when a Train the Facilitator (TtF) course was held in Accra, the first TtF run in West Africa. This course was co-organised by IDEA and the Association of African Election Authorities (AAEA) and trained 26 participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana and the West African Network for Peace building (WANEP). These facilitators are now accredited to provide electoral management training in the region.
October 2, 2004

A Train the Facilitator in Pretoria – October 2004

Over the last 15 years Electoral assistance providers have gradually begun to recognize that the building of a strong and stable electoral administration capacity in-country is more important than providing ad hoc electoral assistance from outside. One of the central components of IDEA's work in supporting capacity building of election management bodies in Africa is through the use of our BRIDGE Electoral Administrators Training Course.

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