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Operational Plan Launched

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) on Tuesday launched the Operational Plan for its newly-established Fijian Electoral Education Centre (FEEC) during the opening of the Building Resources in Democracy Governance and
02 Oct 2015 10:22
Operational Plan Launched
Dilkusha Home girls with their teacher after their meke performance on September 16, 2019, at the Dilkusha Home in Nausori. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) on Tuesday launched the Operational Plan for its newly-established Fijian Electoral Education Centre (FEEC) during the opening of the Building Resources in Democracy Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training at the Holiday Inn, Suva.
This was the first BRIDGE training to be conducted by the FEEC through the newly- accredited FEO BRIDGE trainers.
The Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, believes that the launch of the FEEC Operational Plan along with the FEO BRIDGE training is a significant achievement for the organisation as it marks a new chapter for the FEO.
He said, “The launch of the FEEC Operational Plan was an important occasion for the FEO as it marks the beginning of the education and capacity- building arm of the Fijian Elections Office.”
The establishment of the FEEC is part of the capacity-building exercise that the FEO identified in its five-year strategic plan.
“The Multinational Observer Group in its report mentioned the need for capacity- building around electoral processes and the FEO identified this as a need and therefore we had recommended this in our five-year strategic pan”.
The FEEC Operational Plan started in the beginning of the year.
The purpose of the FEEC is to enable FEO to become a leading institution in providing electoral education in Fiji.
Through training, conferences, seminars and delivering modular courses, the FEEC will focus on five key areas:
n Establish the training needs of the FEO; 2. Develop and offer electoral courses;
n Obtain accreditations for courses developed;
n Develop partnerships and provide inputs into academic programmes; and
n Conduct ongoing research on electoral best practices.
The centre is managed by Asenaca Kolinivala and two trainers. Mr Saneem acknowledged the support of United Nations and stakeholders like the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators Network (PIANZEA) for assisting the FEO in its capacity-building initiatives.
FIJIAN ELECTIONS OFFICE
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