Building on the successful completion of Zimbabwe’s first BRIDGE train-the-facilitator workshop, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) organized a three-day workshop for twelve ZEC staff members to adapt two global BRIDGE courses and their materials to the context of Zimbabwe. This was the first such module development workshop being conducted in the country.
The two courses cover voter registration and boundary delimitation, reflecting the fact that these will be two major operations that ZEC plans to undertake in 2021. While voter registration in Zimbabwe is continuous, an additional voter registration effort is envisaged for areas where the rate of registration is lower than elsewhere. The delimitation of electoral boundaries is a major exercise that must take place after the 2021 census and completed at least six months before polling in the 2023 elections.