About the project

The project

The immediate assistance of ESPA-3 ahead of June 2021 parliamentary elections focused on strengthening institutional capacities of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia to ensure smooth process of voter authentication, introduce health and safety measures to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and conduct voter awareness especially tailoring women and people with disabilities. In post-electoral period the project will conduct lessons learned exercises to identify areas for improvement and long-term UN assistance, as well as will focus on capacity building of the CEC through conduct of BRIDGE trainings and innovative ways of voter education and public outreach campaigns

Budget

1,184,654.62 USD

Sources of funding

  • European Union
  • Government of Federal Republic of Germany
  • Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • Swedish International
  • Development Cooperation Agency (Sweden)
  • The Government of Switzerland
  • Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Duration of the project

05 May 2021 – 31 December 2021

Team members

4

Our mandate

The programme is mandated to enable the Government of Armenia in conducting fair, inclusive and transparent elections through:

  1. enhancing the inclusion, integrity and transparency of the electoral operations, including smooth voter authentication process.
  2. enhancing the capacity of the CEC in conducting public outreach and external communication, specifically targeting participation of women and under-represented groups
  3. ensuring health and safety measures during electoral operations to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread.


Additionally, the programme mandate will spread over the post electoral period to identify lessons-learned for the improvement of electoral process and future organizational planning.

The team

The team consists of following core staff:

Chief Technical Advisor

Project Associate Coordinator​

Project Assistant​

The project hires consultants through Individual Contract modality, need based.