European Union Support to Democratic Governance Programme Conducts Training for Election Observers


In a proactive move to enhance the role of election observers, the European Union Support to Democratic Governance Programme (EU-SDGN) recently organized a comprehensive training session for observers in preparation for upcoming elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo states.

Recognizing the pivotal role of women in the democratic process, the EU-SDGN cohort spearheaded efforts to involve and empower female election observers as part of this initiative. The training focused on equipping women observers with the necessary knowledge and tools to actively contribute to the electoral process.

Participants of the training gained valuable insights into the unique political perspectives of Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo. The sessions placed a specific emphasis on understanding how these dynamics impact women’s participation in the electoral process, providing a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities.

Hands-on sessions were a crucial component of the training, offering participants practical experience in observation techniques. The training emphasized the importance of gender-sensitive, impartial, and comprehensive reporting, ensuring that observers are well-prepared for their critical roles.

Acknowledging the significance of amplifying women’s voices in the electoral discourse, the EU-SDGN cohort incorporated sessions on strategies to encourage and support women in active civic engagement. This reflects a commitment to creating an inclusive and representative democratic space.

By fostering active participation of women in the electoral process, the EU-SDGN programme aims to contribute significantly to the creation of a more inclusive and representative democracy. The training session reflects the EU-SDGN’s dedication to supporting democratic values and practices in Nigeria.