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      Team A-WEB

      By ECI, in About Us,

      Chairperson of the Association of World Election Bodies
      Sh. Sunil Arora

      Nationality: India

      Organization: Election Commission (India)

      Position: Chief Election Commissioner




         
      Vice-Chairperson of the Association of World Election Bodies
      Mr Glen Mashinini

      Nationality: South Africa

      Organization: Electoral Commission of south Africa

      Position: President

         
       
      Secretary General of the Association of World Election Bodies
      Mr Jonghyun Choe

      Nationality: Republic of Korea

      Organization: A-WEB

      Position: Secretary General  


       
      Sr. Adviser of the India A-WEB Center
      Mr Umesh Sinha

      Nationality: India

      Organization: Election Commission (India)

      Position: Secretary General 
         

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      A-Web India Center

      By ECI, in About Us,

      India A-WEB Center
      The 4th General Assembly of the A-WEB was held on 03 Sept., 2019 wherein Sh Sunil Arora Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India took over as the Chairperson of A-WEB. 
      This decision of the General Assembly of A-WEB demonstrates leadership of the Election Commission of India among Election Management Bodies of the world
      The 4th General Assembly of the A-WEB was held on 03 Sept., 2019 wherein Sh Sunil Arora Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India took over as the Chairperson of A-WEB. 
      This decision of the General Assembly of A-WEB demonstrates leadership of the Election Commission of India among Election Management Bodies of the world
      The Executive Board of the A-WEB, in its Extraordinary Executive Board Meeting held on 2nd September, 2019,   approved the following: 
      Establishing an A-WEB Center in New Delhi; and  The appointment of Mr Umesh Sinha, Secretary General, ECI as Senior Adviser for the aforesaid A-WEB Center. 
        The Center will  function under the administrative control of the Election Commission of India  as its integral part. It will maintain coordination with the A-WEB for its fulfillment of its mandate.
      The Center is mandated  to take up ‘Documentation, Research and Training’  for A-WEB Members for sharing best practices and capacity building among  the members of A-WEB in election management. 
      ECI will provide necessary resources for the A-WEB Center. 
       
      Aims
      The India A-WEB Center aims to become a global ‘Knowledge and Resource Center’ for world class   ‘Documentation, Research and Training’ in pursuit of  supporting free, fair, inclusive, accessible, efficient, transparent and credible  elections and  strengthening Electoral Democracy.
      Objectives of India AWEB Centre
      Documentation of systems and best practices on important themes namely electoral reforms, use of technology, voter education,  expenditure management, regulation of media and social media, electoral registration, facilitation for Gender, PwD and senior citizens at the polling station, early voting system, facilities for service electors and overseas electors. Publication of International Magazine, Journal and documents on focused topics Voice international to be magazine of AWEB and partnership with all partner countries for obtaining write ups from EMBs and International Organisations Training and Capacity Building of EMB officials on focused topics in coordination with IIIDEM
         

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      History

      By ECI, in About Us,

      2019 Feb. The 7th Executive Board Meeting
      Mar. Fijian Elections Office Information Security Training
      Election Management Capacity Building Program(1st)
      Apr. Election Management Capacity Building Program
      Signing of an MoU between A-WEB and ANFREL
      May. Information Security Intensive Training for Fijian Elections Office
      Jul. Election Management Capacity Building Program
      Sep. The Executive Board Meeting
      The 4th General Assembly of AWEB
      Oct. Election Management Capacity Building Program
      Nov. IT Service Management (ITSM) Training for Election Officials
      2018 Feb. Signing of an MOU between A-WEB and CNE of Ecuador
      Ecuador Election Visitor Program (EVP)-Referendum
      Sri Lanka Election Visitor Program (EVP)-Local Authorities Election
      Mar. El Salvador Election Visitor Program (EVP)-Legislative and Municipal Election
      The 6thExecutive Board Meeting
      Apr. Election Management Capacity Building Program(1st)
      May. Election Management Capacity Building Program(2nd)
      Jun. Election Management Capacity Building Program(3rd)
      The Kickoff Meeting of the Special Committee on Charter Amendments
      Specialized Training Program on ICT-based Election Management(1st)
      Jul. Specialized Training Program on ICT-based Election Management(2nd)
      Aug. Election Management Capacity Building Program(4th)
      Specialized Training Program on ICT-based Election Management(3rd,,4th)
      Signing of a Record of Discussions between A-WEB and OEC of Samoa
      Signing of a Record of Discussions between A-WEB and Papua New Guinean Electoral Commission(PNGEC)
      Sep. Election Management Capacity Building Program(5th)
      Specialized Training Program on ICT-based Election Management(5th,6th)
      Oct. Election Management Capacity Building Program(6th)
      Specialized Training Program on ICT-based Election Management(7th,8th)
      Nov. Election Management Capacity Building Program(7th)
      Election ICT Capacity Building Program for Samoan OEC
      Capacity Building Program in Election Management for Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission
      2017 Feb. Signing of an MOU between AWEB and CNE of Ecuador (Observation Procedure for the General Elections 2017 and Referendum of February 19, 2017)
      Ecuador Election Visitor Program (EVP)
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB and CENI
      The 5th Executive Board Meeting
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB and Arab EMBs
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB and IEC
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB and IHEC
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB and HIAE
      Mar. Signing a Record of Discussion between A-WEB and FEO
      Apr. 2017 Ecuador Election Visitor Program (EVP)-2nd Round of Presidential Election
      Election Management Capacity Building Program
      May. Election Management Capacity Building Program
      National Electoral Board of Ethiopia Electoral Study Tour to the Secretariat of A-WEB
      Jul. Operatic Pop Tenor Lim Hyungjoo Commissioned as A-WEB PR Ambassador and NEC Advisor
      Election Management Capacity Building Program-Helping Voters make informed choices
      Aug. The 3rd General Assembly of AWEB
      Oct. Election ICT Capacity Building Program
      2016 Jan. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with ECES
      Feb. Signing of an MOC between AWEB and the Republic of Uzbekistan
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB, NEC and EC
      The 4th Executive Board Meeting
      Mar. Election Visitors Program in the Republic of Korea
      Apr. Signing of an MOC between AWEB and the Republic of Uzbekistan
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB, NEC and TSE
      Signing of an MOU between AWEB and KPU
      Oct. Signing of an MOU between AWEB and OEC
      Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Election Visitor Program (EVP)
      2015 Jan. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with KOICA
      Mar. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with IEBC
      - A-WEB began its partnership with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of the Republic of Kenya in building the Commission's overall capacity in election management
      The 3rd Executive Board Meeting
      Apr. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with CEC
      - A-WEB agreed to support the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda (CEC) of the Kyrgyz Republic in its technical preparation for the 2015 parliamentary election
      Aug. The 2nd General Assembly
      2014 Apr. Launch of A-WEB Secretariat in Songdo
      May. A-WEB's First Election Visitor Program
      Aug. A-WEB's First Capacity Building Project
      - From August 18th to 28th, 18 election officials from 6 Countries (Kenya, Mali, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Colombia, and Uzbekistan) participated in this seminar
      - The success of the first capacity building program led to consequent capacity building programs
      2013 Mar. The 3rd Working Group Meeting (Jeju, ROK)
      - The working group had a discussion and reached a consensus on the A-WEB Charter
      May. A-WEB Secretariat Location Secured
      - The Secretariat would be established on the 24th floor of G-Tower in Songdodong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon metropolitan city
      Oct. A-WEB Inaugural Assembly
      - The establishment of A-WEB was officially announced
      - The A-WEB Charter was approved. (Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary General, Executive Board members, Oversight & Audit Committee members were elected)
      Nov. Establishment and Operation of Interim Office of A-WEB
      2012 May. The 1st Working Group Meeting (Seoul, ROK)
      - The working group reached an agreement on A-WEB vision and mission
      Sep. The 2nd Working Group Meeting (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
      - The working group reached an agreement on A-WEB’s roles, membership, structure and financing
      - NEC was decided to provide secretariat functions until the General Assembly meets and decides on establishing the Secretariat
      2011 Jun. Initial Proposal of the Establishment of A-WEB
      - National Election Commission of the Republic of Korea (NEC) proposed the establishment of a global association for structural support and firm establishment of democratic elections in emerging democracies at the Conference commemorating the 20th year of ACEEEO in Hungary
      Oct. Adoption of Resolution to Establish A-WEB
      - The forum on the Foundation of A-WEB held in Seoul adopted a resolution to establish A-WEB

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      A-WEB Organisation

      By ECI, in About Us,

      There was a time when two key words, free and fair, were sufficient to describe a good election; however, as stated in the Charter of A-WEB, adjectives like inclusive, participatory, and transparent are now also required to explain what constitutes a well-run election. Such change reflects the enlarged role of an EMB in ensuring an accurate representation of citizens’ ideas through free and fair elections.
      However, the problem is that the newly established democratic election management bodies have neither capability nor resources to achieve their goals all at the same time. These EMBs are asked to meet the principles of a democratic election, the principles which democratically advanced countries have achieved one by one over the past few centuries. Moreover, due to political and systemic insecurity in the countries in transition to democracy, the international community's economic development assistance is not able to bring a substantial outcome. Recognizing this vicious cycle, the Association of World Election Bodies was founded to systematically support the nascent democracies to achieve good governance and socio-economic improvements that are sustained under political stability.
      Based on these thoughts, A-WEB supports each EMB’s capacity building efforts. For democracy must grow together, we must share our experience and ideas. The international community will foster a venue for a mutual growth through an active cooperation. For this purpose, A-WEB provides training for election officials and organizes various election observations. A-WEB also plans and implements country programs to improve electoral democracy and works in collaboration with other international organizations with a goal of spreading the democratic election system around the globe and taking actions responding to the political and electoral issues of our time.
      A-WEB’s dauntless efforts run on the fuel of passion for the cooperative development of democracy. We are A-WEB, the Association of World Election Bodies.

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