About Version 2
7 February 2007
Some of the people involved with the development of BRIDGE Version 2:
This table shows the status of Version 2 module development.
Completion – Feb 07
|Foundation 1) Introduction to Electoral Admin||98%|
|Foundation 2) Strategic and Financial Planning||0%|
|Electoral Management Design||80%|
|Working with Electoral Stakeholders|
|Access to Electoral Processes||95%|
|Gender & Elections||85%|
|Media and Elections||95%|
|Electoral Dispute Resolution||–|
|Training of Electoral Officials||80%|
|Polling, Counting and Results||80%|
|Post Election Activities||80%|
|Other BRIDGE Documents|
|Facilitators Information Booklet||50%|
|Participants Information Booklet||50%|
|Implementation Workshop Handbooks||95%|
|Train the Facilitators Handbooks||90%|
As you can see, some modules are almost complete, whilst others are yet to be written! Most are at the editing stage.
This set of modules will be the ones edited first, and therefore completed first.The next (second) set of modules that are anticipated to be edited/completed next are:
Polling, Counting & Results
Training of Polling Officials
Gender and Elections
The next (third) set of modules that are anticipated to be edited/completed next are:
Electoral Management Design
The last (fourth) set of modules that are anticipated to be edited/completed next are:
Electoral Dispute Resolution
Strategic and Financial Planning
2007 Completion Timeline
The BRIDGE Partners are hoping to complete all modules (and other BRIDGE documents) by the end of June 2007. This continues to be a huge undertaking using extremely limited resources. We are in the process of finalising some final writing contracts to complete the last set of modules.We are also using a small number of editors who will be endeavouring to edit every module, on a rotational basis – working continuously over the next couple of months.Some draft material will be posted on the BRIDGE website ÂEand feedback will be invited from all BRIDGE facilitators and friends.
Using the Unfinished Modules
Many courses have been using and trialling unfinished Version 2 material. Caution needs to be taken to ensure that unofficial Version 2 drafts are appropriately labelled. Copyrighted material (where permissions to use such material in BRIDGE have not yet been secured) should not be used.
For Translating Purposes
The above information hopefully informs organisations about the likely completion date of Version 2. It is not recommended that Version 2 materials be translated before the curriculum is completed and signed off (officially approved by the partner organisations).However, if organisations choose to translate unfinished drafts they should be aware of the consequences of using incomplete material and they should plan to edit the material once the final versions have been published. If organisations wish to translate Version 2 material (before it is finished) they should consult the BRIDGE Project Office for advice as to what individual resources are finished, what files could be prioritised, etc. We can send the latest Word files as required.
The Introduction Module
The Introduction module is almost complete. The Facilitators Notes document is having some final touches to it before being edited, later in February. But most of the documents in the Facilitators Handbook and the Participants Handbook are complete and could be translated at any time.