The Election Commission of India(ECI)will arrange a worldwide webinar with delegates from 45 countries on”Issues, Difficulties and Protocols for Carrying Out Elections throughout Covid-19″on Monday. This is the first webinar being held by the India’s Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB)Centre. Over 120 delegates from 45 countries, consisting of Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Turkey, will be taking part in the webinar.Korea and Sri Lanka are 2 nations to have actually held nationwide
elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic.The webinar is being hung on the completion of the EC’s one-year-long chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB). A-WEB is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs)worldwide. At present, A-WEB has 115 EMBs as Members and 16 regional associations and organisations as associate members. The ECI has actually been very closely related to the procedure of formation of A-WEB given that 2011-12. Likewise read: In India-China military talks, 2 Indian lieutenant generals to hold fort Getting involved EMBs and organisations, with the first session being chaired by election commissioner Sushil Chandra, will make presentations.
The first session will consist of presentations by Fiji, Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan along with International CONCEPT and A-WEB where these EMBs and organisations will share the difficulties faced as well as their experiences and perspectives for holding elections throughout the pandemic. The 2nd session will be chaired by newly-appointed election commissioner Rajiv Kumar with discussions from South Africa, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Malawi and IFES.”It is hoped that interactions
and discussions at the International Webinar on 21 September will offer a great chance to all the individuals to exchange concepts and gain from each other’s experience of holding and handling elections in tough times of Covid-19 pandemic to ensure free, fair, transparent along with safe elections, “the ECI stated in a statement.