Capacity Building Training Executed

Capacity building training on "Electoral Education" executed to social mobilizers and political parties' youth leaders from 20-25 January 2013 at Budol, Kavre district.

The main objective of the training was to capacitate staffs and young leaders on electoral education and provide knowledge regarding election and local governance. The training was organized under Electoral Education for Democratic Governance (EEDG) amid the participation from district, region and centre level project staffs and youth leaders.

The agendas of the training were Need of election, criteria of free and fair election, election management, logistical event, Electoral management bodies, election cycle, electoral system, potential gender issues in elections, Voter registration, voter registration in Nepal, public outreach, voter education, medium of voter education massage, citizens' rights and responsibilities for strengthening democracy and governance and role of electoral process etc. 

The training was facilitated by the subject experts of Election Commission of Nepal Mr. Anil Kumar Thakur Joint Secretary, Mr. Komal Dhamala under secretary, Gopal Prasad Aryal under secretary, Shanti Ram Bimali BRIDGE training coordinator, Surya Prasad Aryal section officer, Radhika Regmi training coordinator, Suraj Sigdel IFES, Meena Bista Program coordinator of Jagaran Nepal and Nikila Shrestha representative of UNDP. The training was coordinated by Meena Bista, programme coordinator of Jagaran Nepal.

The training remained very successful in the sense that the participants have been conceptually cleared on electoral education and good governance. According to the participants, they got chance to be cleared properly on civic education, electoral education, Voter education and voter information like terms. All the participants have committed to utilize knowledge in practical ground in coordination with various government and non government organizations working for electoral education.

The closing ceremony of training was chaired by Ms. Sharmila Karki Chairperson of Jagaran Nepal. Local Development Officer of Kavre district; District Election Officer Kavre and Chairperson of district NGO federation Kavre were present in the closing ceremony. Participants from districts, region and centre were capacitated from training. The training was conducted in the close coordination with Election Commission of Nepal (ECN). EEDG project is the financial supported program of European Union.

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