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The Election Commission of India hosted the International Virtual Election Visitors Programme(IEVP) 2021.
About International Virtual Election Visitors Programme (IEVP) 2021:
- The Election Commission of India(ECI) organized IEVP 2021.
- Attended by: Election Management Bodies(EMBs)/ Organisations from 26 countries and three International Organisations attended it.
- Focus of the programme: The programme aims to provide the participants with an overview of:
- The large canvas of the Indian electoral process.
- The ECI will take new initiatives on voter facilitation, transparency and accessibility of the electoral system.
- ECI’s response to the changing needs of training and capacity building and New formats necessitated by COVID-19
- insights into the elections underway in different states.
About Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB):
- Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB) was established in 2013 in South Korea. It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide.
- Purpose: The purpose is to achieve sustainable democracy around the world.
- Chaired by: India is currently chairing A-WEB for the 2019-21 term.
- Members: At present A-WEB has 115 EMBs as Members & 16 Regional Associations/Organisations as Associate Members.
- ECI is very closely associated with the process of formation of A-WEB since 2011.
- Secretariat: Seoul, South Korea.
- Programmes: A-WEB undertakes Election Visitor and Observation Programmes in various countries. These programs aim to study various election management practices and share knowledge with other Member of EMBs.