EISA conducted two political party/candidate poll watchers' training of trainers (ToT) workshops in Yamoussoukro and Korhogo. Twenty participants from Abidjan and Yamoussoukro attended the training on 20 and 21 October in Yamoussoukro, and 20 participants from Bouake and Korhogo attended the training held in Korhogo on 23 and 24 October.
EISA invited all the four candidates/political parties. However, the two main candidates declined to attend, in line with their policy of "civil disobedience" in the electoral process. The independent candidate was unable to provide participants, so EISA only trained poll watchers from one candidate/party.
Under the framework of its partnership with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Côte d'Ivoire, EISA facilitated a national training of trainer of poll watchers of the 10 candidates who are standing in the presidential election on 25 October 2015 in Côte d'Ivoire.
Held in Abidjan on 25 and 26 September 2015, this training event brought together 30 trainers from different political background. Every presidential candidate was represented by three delegates at the workshop.
The national training is part of a cascade training programme of IEC-Côte d'Ivoire implemented in support to the 2015 presidential candidates. EISA is providing full technical and financial support to the two-level of the cascade training. The national training will be followed by a regional training of trainers of poll watchers scheduled for 3 October 2015.