Introduction to Electoral Administration in South Sudan

19-21 June 2024

South Sudan

The UN Integrated Electoral Assistance Team, led by the UN Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS), is making significant strides in strengthening the country’s electoral processes through a series of BRIDGE workshops. From June 19 to 21, a workshop focused on Electoral Administration was held in Yambio, the capital of Western Equatoria State, targeting key electoral stakeholders. The primary objective of the workshop was to enhance the capacities key election stakeholders, enabling them to effectively fulfill their electoral roles.


Facilitated by BRIDGE experts Aiah Mattia, Cherer Shaffo, and Utloile Silaigwana, the Workshop in Yambio welcomed 21 participants (12 women and 9 men) from various sectors, including 4 from government bodies, 14 from CSOs, and 3 from the media. Notably, this training stands out as the first in the country among the workshops led by this facilitation team where female attendance has exceeded that of males.


The training provided a comprehensive understanding of critical standards, principles, and techniques in electoral administration. The engaging and collaborative sessions encouraged active involvement from participants, who engaged in thought-provoking discussions and practical exercises, all aimed at enhancing their skills in managing electoral processes.


Aiah Mattia, Cherer Shaffo, Utloile (Sly) Silaigwana
Face to face workshop
Audience(s) for this workshop:
Electoral Management Body, Civil Society Organisation, Non Government Organisation, Government, Media
Modules used at this workshop:
Introduction to Electoral Administration
Expected Outcomes:
Provide Electoral Principles to Staff, Professional Development of Staff, To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes