Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center organized a training of Trainers on Election Monitoring in Tunisia

In the frame of its project on Election Monitoring as part of its contribution to enhance capacities of civil society actors in the election process, Al Kawakibi Center organized a training of Trainers on election monitoring during the period of 25-30 July 2011 in Sousse.

The training saw the participation of a number of actors from the Tunisian civil society and lawyers members of associations interested within election monitoring.

The training dealt with two major themes related to elections as election monitoring and training techniques of election monitoring. The training was moderated by Dr. Jamel Baraket, expert in election monitoring from Egypt, and Ms Soumicha Riaha, expert in training techniques from Morocco.

In the first part of the training, Participants dealt with concepts of the electoral process, international standards of free and fair elections, elections and human rights, the judicial framework ruling elections in Tunisia; the high independent commission of elections and the rights and obligations of monitors. They also came to exposure with principles and rules monitoring and documenting violations and control before, during and after elections, and inside and outside polling centers.

In the second part of the training, participants dealt with the concept of training on election monitoring and planning, techniques and training methods; they also studied characteristics and skills of the trainer and the way to behave with different types of trainers and trainees, in addition to the different methods and technical tools that could help trainers to perform their duties in the electoral process.

At the end of the training, participants received a participation certificate to be used to deliver trainings and form local election monitors for the election day of October 23rd.