Technology and Innovation in Elections
Technology and innovation are increasingly being used to support electoral processes, with many countries adopting various forms of technology to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and transparency of elections. However, there are also challenges and risks associated with the use of technology in elections, which need to be addressed to ensure that technology is used effectively and responsibly.
This PROGRAMME is designed for individuals involved in the management and administration of electoral processes, including:
- Electoral officials
- ICT professionals.
- Civil society organizations.
- Political parties.
- Media practitioners.
- Academics and researchers
The objective of this PROGRAMME is to provide participants with an understanding of the role of technology and innovation in elections.
Participants will learn about the benefits and risks of using technology in
elections, and best practices for technology adoption and management.
Upon completion of this PROGRAMME, participants will be able to:
- Understand the role of technology and innovation in supporting the functions of the IEBC, including voter registration, biometric identification, electronic voting, and results transmission.
- Identify the benefits and risks of using technology in elections.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of different technology solutions for different electoral contexts.
- Identify best practices for technology adoption and management in elections