Courtsey meeting with Nepal's Commissioners. Photo credit: SIEC Media.

Courtsey meeting with Nepal’s Commissioners. Photo credit: SIEC Media.

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has completed a fact-finding mission to Nepal as part of its continuing efforts to improve election management in Solomon Islands.

Acting Chief Operations Officer, Frederick Bosoboe and IT Manager David Ramosea spent four days at the Electoral Commission of Nepal (ECN), where they discussed a range of issues including Biometric Voter Registration.

Mr Bosoboe said the visit was extremely valuable as Nepal uses a Biometric Voter Registration System similar to the one used during the 2014 National General Election in Solomon Islands.

He says they are currently updating and rebuilding parts of the Biometric Voter Registration System, doing most of the work themselves.

Mr Bosoboe adds they have been able to discuss international best practices in managing, upgrading and updating these systems.

Meanwhile, the visit also looked at strategic planning, human resources, gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and voter awareness.

It was facilitated by the UNDP Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in Solomon Islands Project (SECSIP), facilitated with support from the Australian Government and the European Union.

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