BRIDGE Rule 1: All BRIDGE activities must be approved by the BRIDGE Partners.  Approval is obtained through the BRIDGE Portal. Therefore, BRIDGE implementers must request approval from the BRIDGE Secretariat for BRIDGE activities as soon as they can legitimately do so.

24 Jul

Bridge training on election observation

24 July - 26 July

Saudi Arabia

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest intergovernmental organization after the UN. OIC regularly deploys electoral observation and monitoring missions to its member states and has always endeavored to improve its observation methodology and processes, thereby contributing to improved electoral processes in OIC Member States. 

Staff from the Secretariat of OIC usually comprise most of the members of OIC observation missions. Following discussions between EAD and OIC electoral unit and in line with the constructive cooperation and partnership that exists between the UN and OIC in various areas including in the area of elections, it has been agreed to organize a BRIDGE workshop on electoral observation for the OIC Secretariat Staff..  


In line with their current constructive electoral partnership, EAD and OIC Secretariat are planning to co-organize a BRIDGE workshop on electoral observation for participants from the OIC Secretariat.



The objectives of the event are:

·      To provide the participants with an overview of various aspects of the electoral administration and how to observe it

·      To provide a venue for participants to share experiences and good practices on issues related to gender and elections including the trends and challenges related to gender aspects of election observation missions.

Samia Mahgoub
Face to face workshop
Audience(s) for this workshop:
Non Government Organisation, Students
English, Arabic
Modules used at this workshop:
Gender Equality and Elections, Introduction to Electoral Administration, Legal Framework and Reform
Expected Outcomes:
Professional Development of Staff, To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes