Strengthening democracy in the Asia Pacific: dispatches from the ballot box

Event details

SSGM Seminar

Date & time

Thursday 09 August 2018


Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU
ANU Canberra


Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, and representatives from BRIDGE partner organisations


Hannah McMahon

This seminar, hosted by the Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, Jeff Pope APM, and the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, will address a range of issues concerning electoral administration in the Asia Pacific.

It will feature presentations from partners of the world’s best practice electoral administrator development program, Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE):

  • Adaptive and responsive programming in Asia Pacific - Michael Svetlik, Vice President Programs, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

  • Building more inclusive elections in the Pacific - Aleida Ferreyra, Electoral Policy Specialist, UNDP and Mansour Sadeghi, Electoral/Political Affairs Officer, United National Electoral Assistance Division (UNEAD)

  • Strengthening the capacity and sustainability of electoral processes in the Pacific, BRIDGE and PIANZEA - Ross Attrill, Senior Advisor, AEC

  • Electoral risk management and improving the integrity of elections in the Asia and the Pacific regions- Adhy Aman, Country Programme Manager Fiji and Mongolia, International Institute for Democracy and Elections Assistance (International IDEA)

BRIDGE represents a unique initiative where five leading organisations in the democracy and governance field have jointly committed to developing, implementing and maintaining the most comprehensive curriculum and workshop package available, designed to be used as a tool within a broader capacity development framework.

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