A seven-member delegation from National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone is in India

The Election Commission of India has organized a two-week capacity building course for officers of National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (NEC SL).

The officials from NEC SL are undergoing a capacity building training course being held at India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), the training institute established under the aegis of ECI, said a statement of the Election Commission.

A seven-member delegation from National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (NEC SL) led by Director, External Relations of NEC SL, Albert Massaquoi called on the Chief Election Commissioner of India Sushil Chandra at Nirvachan Sadan on Wednesday.

“Chief Election Commissioner, Sushil Chandra during his interaction with the delegation emphasized the usefulness of such capacity building courses providing an opportunity for exchange of best practices and learnings from each other's experiences and challenges faced,” the statement said.

“CEC Chandra assured that ECI would extend all possible support to the National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone for their request of IT infrastructure and development of e-learning portal for exchange of ideas and training of officials,” it stated.

According to the statement, during their two-week training course on various aspects of election management, the officials have undergone training on ICT Applications related to Voter Registration, Election Results Management, Grievance Redressal, Data Analytics and Management.

As part of the training program, the officials have also been attached for a three-day IT Applications and Cyber Security hands-on experience at ECI.

The officials also visited a Voter Registration Centre at Agra and NIC Data Centre at Delhi as part of field visits. This training module was planned after a series of meetings and a Training Need Analysis (TNA) workshop conducted for the election officials of NEC, Sierra Leone.
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