Autonomous Region of Bougainville

In the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, IFES is working with the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner (OBEC) to strengthen electoral capacity and ensure elections are accessible and inclusive of all citizens, including women and persons with disabilities. IFES works closely with OBEC on operations, strategic planning, gender equality and social inclusion, and organizational development. IFES is also supporting Bougainville’s community governments (CGs), a governing system unique to the region. IFES has collaborated with partner organizations to deliver induction trainings to support the CG leaders in learning their roles and responsibilities. To promote women’s leadership and collaboration between genders, IFES is also delivering its flagship She Leads and Male Allies trainings with CG leaders.