LG Polls: European Centre Partners NASIEC To Train Journalists, CSOs, Women, Youths

As part of preparations leading to the October 6 local government elections, the European Centre for Electoral Support, is partnering with the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), to train officials of the commission, journalists, Civil Society Organisations, as well as women and youths.

According to a detailed outlines of activities for the training, released by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NASIEC, Patience Fada, on Friday, ECES will undertake separate training for critical stakeholders in the election process, with a view to ensuring the success of the council polls.

Accordingly, ECES will organise a one-day training for NASIEC officials and journalists, on election administration, conflict management, media and communication.

The training which will hold on September 27, 2021, will feature Hamza Fassi-Fihri, Project Coordinator, ECES, who is to deliver a goodwill message, while Professor Bolade Eyinla, Chief Technical Adviser to the INEC Chairman, is billed speak on State Independent Electoral Commissions: Election Administration and Management.

Also, Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, will deliver a paper on, the EMB, Media Relations and Communications.

Similarly, ECES will conduct a training for inclusivity, where NASIEC officials, women, youth and persons with disabilities, will undergo a one-day training on gender mainstreaming and election management, as well as disability inclusion in the electoral process.

The third leg of the training will be for NASIEC officials and Civil Society Organisations Observers, with Paul James, Programme/Training Manager, Yiaga Africa, delivering a paper on Participants Expectations/Objectives and Ground Rules.

ECES is an independent, non partisan and not for profit foundation headquartered in Brussels with a global remit. ECES was established at the end of 2010 and has implemented activities already in more than 50 countries, mainly, but not only, in Africa and the Middle East, primarily with funding from the EU and EU Member states.

ECES promotes electoral and democratic strenghtening through the provision of advisory services, operational support and management of large projects mainstreaming capacity and leadership development via peer exchanges and comparative experiences, dialogue and the prevention and mitigation of electoral conflicts.

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