Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) is a modular professional development program with a particular focus on electoral processes. BRIDGE workshops encourage participants to reflect on how to improve their organization, providing comparative examples and alternative approaches, generating blueprints or support for organizational reform.
Today, millions of Ukrainians who are displaced by conflict or are voluntarily residing in places that differ from their registered places of residence face significant barriers to participating in elections.
Irena Hadžiabdić, IFES Board Member, Bosnia and Herzegovina
On March 7, 2017, the Consortium for Elections and Political Processes Strengthening (CEPPS) held a panel discussion on the current electoral environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina featuring Irena Hadžiabdić, chairperson of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Election Commission and an International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Board director.
Dr. Nicholas Kerr is an assistant professor of comparative politics with the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. Dr. Kerr was the recipient of the 2009 Charles and Kathleen Manatt Fellowship funded by the late U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and former chairman of IFES' Board of Directors, Charles Manatt, and his wife Kathleen.
SHE LEADS is a women’s leadership training program implemented by Yaung Chi Thit with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral System through a two phase training approach that began in 2015. The first phase of the program reached 775 women, providing them with electoral and democratic knowledge as well as leadership skills.
Currently, there are approximately 300,000 individuals living with various degrees of deafness in Morocco. Morocco does not have a unified Sign Language (SL) and uses four different types depending on the geographic location. In some instance, SL may not even exist, which leaves Deaf persons isolated from society and lacking accessible information.