18 in training of trainers over democracy and elections
Eighteen field staff of national electoral commission are in a-10 day training to learn how they should improve their work in electoral process, held in a country under the rule of democracy and good governance.
According to Rindaï Kiphundera, one of trainers from BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Government and Elections) international project said their objective here is to show trainees how they should put elections in context of governance and democracy.
Starting yesterday, participants will go through programs of election facilitators and important skills for an electoral management body which is mandated to develop and implement operational trainings and voters’ education program.
The Zimbabwean trainer who says that she has an experience of 15 years observing elections believes that to have successful training; they will not ignore sharing experience from different contexts of elections.
“We will learn from mistakes and success of electoral processes in African countries”, she said.
According to Jean Bosco Rutiganda, the field staff of national electoral commission in zone Kicukiro- Nyarugenge, the commission has been doing their best to sustain the civic education courses towards Rwandans, preparing them to elections, but, among other skill, this time they will have skills and a very consistent method to successfully carry them.
Rutiganda believes, since they will see the role of different people in elections, participants will be able to handle every category during the electoral process in the future.
The program for this training will cover electoral system, management and technology; civic education; media and elections; electoral contestants; polling, counting and results; electoral security among other topics.