The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] has commenced on a ‘Building Resources in Democracy,
Governance and Elections’ [BRIDGE] Training to develop its Strategic Plan for 2020 to
Supervisor of Elections [SoE], Mr Mohammed Saneem, says the aftermath of the 2018
General Election provides the best time to assess and plan ahead for the next election.
“Following the BRIDGE Training on Strategic Planning for 2020 to 2024, the FEO will commence the process to establish its long term goals, actions and objectives.”
Mr Saneem also adds that long term planning formed an essential platform in the success of all FEO activities as has been demonstrated by the 2014 and the 2018 General Election.
The BRIDGE Training will be facilitated by two senior staff of the Australian Electoral Commission [AEC] – Mr Brian Latham and Ms Jennifer Hammond, as well as co-facilitated by two senior staff of the FEO – Ms Asenaca Kolinivala and Ms Ana Mataiciwa.
The Multinational Observer Group has also commended the FEO for its dedication to long term planning:
The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) prepared for the election thoroughly, implementing a long-term strategy of improvement throughout the
electoral cycle. The FEO benefited from robust operational planning, staff
training and new technologies to improve the electoral administration and
enhance the transparency of its operations.
The MOG was impressed by the robust culture of strategic and operational
planning evident in the FEO’s preparations for the 2018 General Election as
well as the innovation of quality assurance teams monitoring progress. The
MOG also commends the FEO on the effectiveness of the FEO’s recruitment
and training strategies and the transparency of its operations. The FEO’s
capabilities bode well for the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of future
2018 Fijian General Election
Final Report of the Multinational Observer Group
“The Strategic Plan Development team will review the successes and shortcomings from the last Strategic Plan, as well as carry out consultations and research as the work on the comprehensive 5-year plan takes place. The FEO is looking at incorporating various internationally recognized platforms for good governance and business practices to ensure that we work better and smarter in this cycle,” Mr Saneem continued.
The BRIDGE Training will be held from 19 June to 21 June 2019.
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