ANFREL, NMF conduct Election Monitoring Training for election monitors in Myanmar
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) conducted two Election Monitoring Training for domestic election monitors in Bago from 4-5 August 2020 and in Pyi Oo Lwin from 14-15 August 2020.
In partnership with the New Myanmar Foundation (NMF), the participants learned about democracy, the election cycle and the underlying election rules and regulation, election observation, among other topics. They also discussed preparations for conducting election observation missions. More than 60 trainers have been trained during the two two-day Election Monitoring Training.
The Election Monitoring Training is part of ANFREL's ongoing initiative to build the capacity of domestic observer groups in the lead up to the upcoming 2020 Myanmar General Election.
Election monitoring is an essential in ensuring free and fair elections. ANFREL has revised its election monitoring handbook for Myanmar as a guide for election monitors and organizations planning to embark on national and local election observation efforts.
ANFREL and NMF have previously conducted online training on election monitoring and will also conduct a series of online training for possible domestic observers for NMF.
ANFREL continues to observe the health guidelines imposed by the health authorities in conducting face-to-face activities.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon.