Together with the AU Department of Political Affairs and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) we at International IDEA are organizing a five day capacity building workshop in Conakry, Guinea starting Monday.
The training is part of the BRIDGE programme and aims to build the capacity among the staff of the electoral commission in Guinea to enhance the integrity of electoral operations ahead of the upcoming elections.
Altogether 38 staff of the Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI) are expected to take part in the workshop, which will gather participants from across the electoral districts in the country. The BRIDGE training will tackle issues related to issues such as:
- Pre-election activities
- Polling, counting and results
- Electoral technology
- Electoral security
- Electoral dispute resolution
- Electoral training
- Voter information
The workshop is being organized in the context of the AU-IDEA Joint Activity Plan and its sub-component focussing on building capacities among Electoral Management Bodies in Africa.
About BRIDGE – Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections
BRIDGE programme remains the world’s foremost training curriculum on electoral processes. BRIDGE training courses use an activity-based approach that maximizes retention of knowledge and skills learned. In addition, the courses are designed to promote or reinforce professional confidence, ethics, understanding of principles of best electoral practice, and access to networks of peers. BRIDGE is a partnership gathering five leading organizations working in the elections field, namely International IDEA, UNDP, the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division, IFES and the Australian Electoral Commission.