Empowering Change Agents: Train the Facilitator for Sustainable Institution Building

14-24 February 2024


“My dream come true”, I participated in a BRIDGE TtF


“My dream come true, it has been a long since I was looking for an opportunity to participate in this reputable internationally recognized course,” said Henry Flomo, NEC Director of Communications.

In the post-election period and ahead of the Nimba by-elections, the National Election Commission (NEC) of Liberia continues its commitment to further strengthen its capacities and modernize its operations. Innovation and implementing election best practices and international electoral standards remain at the forefront of the NEC Liberia’s commitment.

“I am happy being in this workshop with my team. Experiencing the advanced BRIDGE methodology and enabling environment helps us encourage critical thinking and innovative minds. I want to transmit this innovative atmosphere in our offices. We committed to excellence in elections, and we keep this promise”. Anthony Sengbe, Executive Director

Preparing to review the Election observers’ reports and recommendations selected NEC officials representing the NEC Liberia Board of Commissioners (BoC), Key directors, magistrates, academia, and civil society (7 female and 12 male) simulated and practiced different innovative approaches in the facilitation of the electoral processes. They practiced new modern inclusive approaches in facilitating inter-institutional coordination and communication, improved stakeholder relations and training delivery by exploring the world’s reputative BRIDGE resources.

“Solving complex problems cannot rely on a single solution. Developing a research mindset open to innovation will bring the NEC forward and influence a stronger Liberia. Getting in the other person’s shoes helps transmit clear messages. Elections officials must communicate clear and concise messages to the public and other institutions.” Barsee Kpangbai, NEC Liberia Commissioner.

The ten-day workshop was filled with experiential learning, real-life simulations, and role plays and was facilitated by two NEC and two international EPD and UNDP experts. UNDP, Irish and Swedish, EU, and the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) enabled this workshop. 

Zage Filiposki, Emma Togba, James Wallace, Theophilus Dowetin
Monrovia / Ganta
Face to face workshop
Audience(s) for this workshop:
Electoral Management Body, Civil Society Organisation, Non Government Organisation
Modules used at this workshop:
Train the Facilitator (TTF)
Expected Outcomes:
Provide Electoral Principles to Staff, Professional Development of Staff, To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes