A total of 50 officials are to be trained as part of this programme

The India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) under the aegis of Election Commission of India (ECI) is conducting a capacity development programme for the Bangladesh Election Commission officials.

Chief Election Commissioner of India Sushil Chandra on Thursday addressing the Bangladeshi officials, said that IIIDEM, as the dedicated training institute of ECI, has been organizing a series of such Capacity Development Programmes for officials from various Election Management Bodies (EMBs), said an ECI statement.

He said that these training sessions provide a platform to share and mutually learn best practices in election management.

Such courses also provide an opportunity for officials to get a good exposure of each other’s methodology of conducting elections, CEC Chandra noted.

The programme is part of Strengthening and Capacity Development of Election Commission Secretariat project (SCDECS) of the Bangladesh Election Commission.

A total of 50 BEC officials are to be trained at IIIDEM as part of this Capacity Development Programme, it stated.

In the first phase during November 29- December 10, 25 BEC officials had undergone the training and the second batch of 25 BEC officials will be joining the training programme starting December 20, 2021 onwards, the ECI mentioned.

This is the first ever international batch being hosted by IIIDEM on a cost sharing basis with the BEC Secretariat.

During the training programme, sessions on various aspects of election management including Electoral Administration, Voter Registration process, District Plans & Vulnerability mapping, Election Day monitoring including use of c-VIGIL app were held.

As part of the field visits during the training programme, the Officials visited a Voter Registration Centre at Agra.

According to the statement, so far IIIDEM has trained officials from over 90 countries.

Recently a two-week training programme was also organized for officials of the National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone.
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