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ACCORD provides technical assistance to IFES

11 Jun 2010
ACCORD provides technical assistance to IFES
Under the eyes of international observers a woman gets her voter's cards for the election of communal councillors today in Cancuzo in Burundi (UN Photo/Martine Perret)

Strengthening the conflict-management and analytical skills of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in Bujumbura.


With the aim of strengthening the conflict management capacity in Burundi, ACCORD conducted a one day training session for twenty-two trainers of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Bujumbura on 17 May 2010. The session focused on conflict management analysis, effective communication skills, and an overview of the importance and conduct of mediation.

The IFES trainers will use the knowledge gained during the session to train 570 peace agents selected by IFES in electoral conflict management in preparation for the upcoming elections.

The training was conducted by ACCORD Senior Trainer, Ms. Kemi Ogunsanya.

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