Each elections worker is a VCE messenger.
9-11 November 2022
VCE turns the citizens into Political efficacy actors and custodians of Healthy Democracy
“The BRIDGE training course is very impacting” highlights the participant’s feedback from the second Voter and Civic Education (VCE) workshop organized between 7 – 9 November in Buchanan, Liberia.
Civic education, going beyond traditional Voter education and information, is a role of each citizen. Becoming a messenger and a media to transfer the VCE message and expanding the social networks to keep the citizens active and alert brings new features to the NEC Liberia personnel.
In this VCE workshop, another three BRIDGE Workshop facilitators exhibited interactive and engaging learning ambient. Feedback from the participants was encouraging. They created plans to incorporate the new content and interactive approach into their activities. Many expressed interests in learning the BRIDGE skills. BRIDGE has become a trademark of efficacy and quality in Liberia. This workshop brings NEC Liberia one step closer to the goal of building institutional excellence at all levels of operations.
Voter education, Electoral education, or Civic education, which comes first, remains a topic for further discussion and elaboration. However, strengthening the civic education component and its impact on social development along the existing CVE structures in Liberia is the solution.
The experienced BRIDGE facilitators, Mr. James S.B. Wallace, Director of Procedures and Training, Ms. Emma K. Togba, Deputy Director of Operations of the NEC Liberia, and Mr. Zage Filiposki, LESP Capacity Development and Strengthening Specialist, are at the forefront of this transformative journey implementing the NEC Liberia Capacity Implementation and Rollout strategy.
The UNDP LESP programme is enabled by Irish and Swedish funding.