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Supporting the Automation of the Candidate Registration and Result Management Systems

Enhancing the Capacity of Electoral Officers

1766 Call Center at the Service of the Public

Youth and Elections Awareness Sessions

Info Sessions Targeting Women Candidates & Voters

Launching a Gender Roadmap To increase Women’s Participation in Elections

Constitutional Council’s Decisions Publications in French 1996 – 2016 in cooperation with UNDP

“Elections Management & Operations” BRIDGE Workshop

Launching of ”The Participation of Lebanese Women in Political Life"

2017 Voter Registration Campaigns

“Gender and Elections” training

“The Parliamentary Electoral Legal Framework” Conference

Workshop for Elected Women Municipal Council Members and Mukhtars in South-West Lebanon

Award of Appreciation from Governor of Akkar to LEAP Team

Running for Local Elections 2016: Women’s Journey towards Winning

Candidate Registration Process: A successful pilot project in Akkar

Enhancing Women Political Participation through Electoral Laws National Conference

40 CSOs from 18 Regional Countries in Beirut Discussing “Election Dispute Resolution”

Cooperation between Constitutional Council and UNDP

Regional BRIDGE “Training the facilitators” workshop in Beirut

Silver Award to the 2013 Voter Registration Billboards

BRIDGE training on Gender and Elections in Cairo

BRIDGE Training

Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation Workshop

Launching of the Voter Registration Campaign

2013 Voter Registration Training

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“Elections Management & Operations” BRIDGE Workshop

The United Nations Development Programme – Lebanese Elections Assistance Project organized a BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) workshop on “Elections Management & Operations” from 6 to 8 December 2017 in Beirut. Elections officers from the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) and members from the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE) participated in the workshop and were awarded certificates of participation during a small closing ceremony. The three day workshop aimed to increase the knowledge and awareness of the participants on elections management and operations following the adoption of a new electoral law.

 

The closing ceremony was attended by the Directorate General of Political Affairs at the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, Ms. Faten Younes, the UNDP Country Director, Ms. Celine Moyroud along with LEAP’s Chief Technical Advisor, Mr. Dan Radulescu, and the international BRIDGE facilitator expert, Mr. Emad Youssef.
Mr. Radulescu welcomed the participants and congratulated them for achieving the objectives made for this workshop as keeping up the momentum and preparations for the upcoming elections.
From her end, Ms. Moyroud appreciated the dedication and commitment of the participants, highlighting the importance of the coordination between the MoIM, the civil society and the United Nations. And she reiterated UNDP’s willingness to provide technical support to the MoIM in order to conduct credible, transparent and inclusive elections in Lebanon.

 

As for Ms. Younes, she also thanked the participants for their engagement and contribution in the workshop, and she extended her gratitude to UNDP and LEAP team for their continuous support. In addition, she mentioned that the upcoming period will be very essential and critical for the Ministry, and that the workshop came at the right time to clarify some issues related to voting procedures, ballot papers, results management, amongst others.
Mr. Youssef praised the participants for their interaction, enthusiasm and expertise which enriched the sessions and discussions, stressing on the importance of the upcoming period which will be easy since the Ministry will be preparing for elections following a new electoral law.

 

Mr. Youssef, along with LEAP team officers: Nora Mourad, Guilnard Asmar and Nazih Darwish, facilitated the sessions which tackled many subjects relevant to the upcoming parliamentary elections. The topics discussed came as follows: free and fair elections, election 2018 legal framework, elections management, electoral calendar 2018, candidates and list registration, ballot paper design, voting procedures, results management, seat allocation, voting process simulation, elections stakeholders and planning for the electoral event.

 

It is worth mentioning that LEAP has been working on enhancing and sustaining the capacity of the Electoral Management and Administration body in Lebanon (MoIM) since its establishment in 2012. This support includes providing support to the MoIM to better prepare and conduct the upcoming parliamentary elections in a professional, transparent and inclusive manner.
LEAP is fully funded by the European Union.

11 December 2017

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