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Training Events


Domestic Observation Training Events

Training activities are focused on management and planning principles for election observation, reporting and statistical sampling, deployment principles, statistical analysis and reporting techniques, post election follow-up. The events target key representatives of national observer groups.

Dates of Training City
20 - 22 December 2011
Cairo (Egypt)
08 October 2011
Brussels (for Tunisian observers living in Belgium)
23 - 25 September 2011
Tunis (Tunisia)
25 - 26 March 2011
Shanghai (China)
26 - 28 July 2010
Kigali (Rwanda)
11 - 14 January 2010
Beirut (Lebanon)
03 - 06 November 2009
Senegal (Dakar)
22 - 25 September 2009
Bucharest (Romania)
10 - 14 August 2009
San José (Costa Rica)
13 - 17 July 2009
Bangkok (Thailand)
04 - 08 May 2009
Johannesburg (South Africa)

List of Organisations which attended the domestic observers training:


NEEDS training events for key representatives of domestic observation groups is based on the principles of international electoral observation in conjunction with the interpretation of regional and international obligations and commitment for elections. Drawing on the template that International IDEA developed with the EC-UNDP Task Force for the joint EC-UNDP-IDEA Training on Effective Electoral Assistance, these events alternate in-depth analysis and exercises on case studies from recent electoral events, providing an overview of various observation methodologies, reviews of statistical tabulation systems and data gathering techniques, field coordination and reporting and debriefing methods. Specific attention is devoted to the discussion and analysis of the Declaration of Principles on International Electoral Observation and its current degree of application and interpretation in observation missions worldwide. The information continuously generated by the Regional Centres of the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is also important to enrich the events with fresh challenges and case studies. Training methodologies include role-play exercises and interactive teaching methods to actively engage participants and enhance their public speaking, lobbying and media communication techniques.

Number of tentative training events planned per year and per region:

Region Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total
Africa
1
2
2
5
Latin America
1
2
2
5
Asia / Pacific
1
1
1
3
Middle East
0
1
1
2
Eastern Europe
1
1
0
2
South Eastern Europe
0
0
1
1


The NEEDS Project works closely with two regional partners with specific and long-standing experience in this field:

EISA began two key election networks in Southern Africa. The first was the Southern African Development Community Electoral Commissions Forum (SADC ECF) which is made up of all the electoral commissions of the 14 SADC countries. The second is the SADC Electoral Support Network (SADC ESN) which is a CSO-based regional network of national electoral umbrella bodies. Through consultations with these two networks, EISA also spearheaded the development of the Principles for Election Management, Monitoring and Observation (PEMMO) in the SADC region. The PEMMO principles are being used as benchmark for the conduct and assessment of election in the region. Using PEMMO, EISA has trained CSOs across the region in election observation. As a result of its success in this area, EISA was approached by several key continental and regional institutions to assist them establish or professionalise their election observation programmes. EISA is currently conducting training for the SADC Secretariat’s observers, the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Pan-African Parliament and the African Union Commission. Plans are at an advanced stage for the expansion of this programme into West and East Africa and beyond. EISA also conducts imparts election observation skills to SADC ESN members in specialised areas like the Parallel Vote Tabulation and the observation of voter registration.

IIDH-CAPEL serves as the Executive Secretariat of three EMB associations, the Association of Electoral Bodies of Central America and the Caribbean (Tikal Protocol 1985), the Association of Electoral Bodies of South America (Quito Protocol 1898) and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Bodies (UNIORE 1992), consisting of the two previous bodies, plus the electoral bodies of Canada, the United States and Mexico. These three associations were established in order to serve as institutional instruments for the exchange of knowledge and experiences for the improvement of the region’s electoral systems. Taking advantage of the work undertaken by these Associations, IIDH/CAPEL planned, executed and evaluated technical assistance programmes and horizontal cooperation missions, and has also facilitated communication, international relations and regional cooperation with observation missions through annual meetings. In this respect, a specific close relationship has been established with the regional network of domestic observers called Acuerdo de Lima. The regular meetings of these Associations provide an ideal mechanism for analysing and assessing the problems facing the region’s electoral bodies in the organisation of elections, and for implementing recommendations for their improvement through cooperation among the electoral bodies and between these and international organisations such as IIDH/CAPEL. Through these networks of electoral institutions, IIDH/CAPEL has promoted policies for the implementation of exchanges, horizontal cooperation and technical assistance. It has also facilitated the sharing of Organisation & Methodology experiences for the transfer of information and the reciprocal observation of elections, which has led to the creation of a truly "inter-American electoral network".

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