The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] education and capacity building arm, Fijian Electoral Education Centre [FEEC], is organising an internationally recognised electoral program Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections[BRIDGE] for all registered Political Parties and interested individuals in early November this year.
“We have obtained the services of a BRIDGE Expert Trainer as well as some independent trainers to undertake this program,” explains Mr. Mohammed Saneem, Supervisor of Elections.
The BRIDGE Module titled ‘Introduction to Elections’ will provide participants with valuable knowledge about elections – the processes that are involved as well as allow participants to conduct comparisons with practices from the region.
All BRIDGE training programs are organised in line with FEO’s Strategic Plan Goal 8 which is to enhance knowledge and skills of the FEO staff and stakeholders through training and capacity building. FEO has conducted seven  BRIDGE training workshops since 2015.
FEO has also put out an Expression of Interest [EOI] to members of the public to submit applications, if they are interested in being part of the training program. These EOIs will fill up the six  positions that are available for this training.