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29 Apr

Introduction to Electoral Administration

29 April - 3 May

South Sudan

The United Nations Integrated Election Assistance Team (IEAT) in South Sudan is implementing a 4-day BRIDGE modular workshop, Introduction to Electoral Administration, for staff members of National Election Commission (NEC) of South Sudan and other electoral stakeholders (civil society, media, relevant national institutions and UN IEAT). The workshop aims to enhance broad understanding of key standards, principles and election management techniques that are fundamental to effective electoral practice throughout the electoral cycle.

The workshop learning objectives are:

·    To enhance knowledge and facilitate opportunities for discussion of standards, principles and electoral management techniques that are fundamental to effective electoral practice;

·    To facilitate exchange of experiences and promote networks of electoral communities of practice between organizations;

·    To enhance confidence in discussing electoral topics through peer-to-peer engagement;

·    To promote awareness of resources on election management available to practitioners through BRIDGE and the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network.

This workshop is the second of a series of BRIDGE workshops taking place from April to June 2024 as part of a broad capacity development programme that aims to (i) enhance the knowledge of the NEC on electoral principles and practices and the functions of election management throughout the electoral cycle; (ii) raise the awareness of targeted stakeholders on electoral issues; and (iii) start to develop a qualified cadre of facilitators in South Sudan who are able to use the BRIDGE curriculum effectively in order to deliver workshops on electoral issues for the benefit of a range of electoral stakeholders.

Natia Kashakashvili, Shalva Tskhakaya, Taona Mwanyisa
Face to face workshop
Audience(s) for this workshop:
Electoral Management Body, Civil Society Organisation, Non Government Organisation, Media, Observers
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