Election Management Training Course


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June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
EMT008 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Cape Town, South Africa $2,400 Register
EMT008 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 83,000 | $1,100 Register
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June 2024

Date
Duration
Location
Fee
Action
24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
Cape Town
$2,400
24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
Nairobi
KES 83,000 $1,100
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Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


Introduction

As the push for democracy and good governance continue to make inroads into many countries in the developing world, so had the need for the organizing of credible and peaceful elections in most of these countries. Democratic elections are increasingly becoming the norm, a requirement and in many cases the preferred means of facilitating representation and participation in the political process and governance. Here in Africa, the democratic prospects though uncertain at times, still looks promising. For example the fact that countries such as Liberia, and Cote d’Ivoire have managed to emerge from years of violent conflict and evolved into fledgling democracies give reason for cautious optimism. Questions though remain as to the role of elections in furthering the democratic gains. Given the sometimes tenuous and contested outcomes of elections there remain the nagging and sometimes justifiable concerns about whether or not elections could ‘backfire’ and trigger violence or that they can actually help to navigate the seemingly ‘uncertain’ political terrain and help to consolidate democracy in the region. However, the trend in the region seems to support the fact that elections are becoming the yardstick for changing governments.

Underlying the rules governing the organization and conduct of democratic elections is the critical question of citizen participation and their role in ensuring that the process is both peaceful and effective in delivering the desired outcomes. Traditionally responsibility for the successful management of elections has rested with the Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) because of the centrality of their role as election administrators and the implications for professionalism in running elections. As a result, efforts at enhancing the efficiency of the organization and conduct of elections have tended to target the EMBs for capacity building. This approach largely ignores the crucial issue of citizen participation and thus overlooks their role as electoral stakeholders in managing elections. This IRES Election Management training course is conceived as a contribution towards filling this training gap.

Duration

5 Days

Target audience

1. Civil Society Actors – networks/national & international NGOs/media/youth groups/women’s groups/religious groups/traditional institutions
2. Electoral Security Personnel
3. Government Organs – relevant government institutions/ministries/departments and agencies
4. Political Parties
5. Election Observation groups
6. Regional Economic Communities – personnel from the electoral assistance units
7. Election Management Bodies – training and operations departments.


Course Level:

Course Objectives

The primary goal is to provide a comprehensive election management course within the framework of peace and security from an African perspective. The objective of the training is to enhance the capacities of electoral stakeholders in understanding and managing elections. The overall purpose will be to help participants increase their knowledge and understanding of such critical issues as the legal framework for elections, electoral systems and processes as well as electoral operations.


Course Outline

Module 1

·         Standards and Principles of Election Administration

·         The Legal Framework of Elections

Module 2

·         Electoral Systems

·         Electoral Processes

·         Electoral Operations

Module 3

·         Gender, Women and Elections

·         Elections, Conflict and Security

·         Election Monitoring and Evaluation

Module 4

·         Election Observation

·         Election Dispute Resolution

Module 5

·         Electoral Integrity

·         Stakeholder Management 


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Course Administration Details:

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067 or

Email [email protected] or [email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]


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