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.

Participants of the Pyi Oo Lwin leg of the training were given an orientation on the different aspects of election that they need to look at in their election monitoring efforts.

Participants of the Bago leg of the training discuss plans for echo workshop an what they have learned from 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 provided face masks and face shields to participants. Hand sanitizers were also available.

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.

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