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18 Jun

Introduction to Electoral Administration in South Sudan

18 June - 20 June

South Sudan

A three-day BRIDGE Introduction to Electoral Administration workshop for South Sudan electoral stakeholders to enhance their understanding of key standards, principles and election management techniques that are fundamental to effective electoral practice throughout the electoral cycle. Topics include International Standards; Electoral Cycle; Legal Frameworks for Elections; Electoral Management Bodies: Powers and Functions, Guiding Principles and Stakeholder Relations; Gender Equality; Disability Rights; Access Strategies; Operational Planning; and Voter and Civic Education. This is part of a nationwide implementation of the three-day module at state capitals by the UN Integrated Electoral Assistance Team, led by the UN Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS). Between 14 May and 30 June 2024, ten accredited BRIDGE facilitators working in three teams will deliver the Introduction to Electoral Administration workshop up to 20 times in the 10 state capitals of South Sudan and one Administrative Area.

The workshop is part of a series of BRIDGE workshops taking place from April to June 2024 within 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.

Ossama Kamel, Rejoice Sibanda, Joyce Pitso
Face to face workshop
Audience(s) for this workshop:
Electoral Management Body, Civil Society Organisation
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