Poll worker Training Support and Observation Mission, December 29, 1996, Partial Elections, Trip Report January 1997
In November 1996 the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) received funding requests from two Ivorian NGOs, le Group d'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Democratie et le Developpement Economique et Social en Cote d'ivoire (GERDDES-CI) and Observatoire National des Elections (ONE), to support training and observation activities associated with December 29'" partial elections. The requests were submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan and forwarded to IFES. Following discussions between IFES, the U.S. Embassy and the Canadian Embassy it was decided that IFES would finance the GERDDES poll worker training activity and the Canadians would cover ONE observation deployment. IFES then received approval from Regional Affairs/AF to use remaining DHF funds to cover the costs associated with this activity.