Strengthening the capacity of the Election Commission to administer elections

Apr 7, 2009

imageStrengthening the capacity of the Election Commission to administer elections

UNDP’s Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal project, has been organising trainings at the national level on Building Resources in Democracy, Governance & Elections (BRIDGE).

A total of 82 District Electoral Officers (DEOs) and their deputies have participated so far to obtain an in-depth knowledge on the electoral administration and voter registration process.

BRIDGE is a comprehensive course in electoral administration developed by the Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), the United Nations Election Assistance Division (UNEAD), UNDP and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

Last month, the project delivered two modules on Electoral Administration and Voter Registration in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar.

Trainees from all 75 districts actively participated in the BRIDGE discussions and activities.

More trainings are scheduled for the year 2009 to further build up the capacity of the Election Commission staff.