To establish the readiness of Youth Alive Foundation in monitoring the upcoming 2019 general elections it was necessary to organize training of trainers workshop.The training which brought together key stakeholders in the field of election observation had key thematic areas as follows:
1. The INEC Regulatory Framework & Guidelines for Observers, Duties and Roles of Observers on Election Day, Election Offences & Punishments was covered
2. Report Writing for Observers, ICPC’s role in supporting secure & fair elections & Basic Security on Election Duties for Personal Safety were extensively covered.
The training culminated in practical sessions demonstrating the use of the CASE2019 Application. CASE2019 is an acrimony for Content Aggregation System for Election Monitoring 2019. Developed by the Yar Adua Foundation, this election observer’s tool has received great acceptance in the CSO polity as it eases the heinous task of election observation, presenting real time feedback for all forms of electoral practices.The initiative to train trainers who will further step down the lessons is a rational approach towards increasing observers’ flexibility of election monitory by YAF. Youth Alive foundation is saddled with the vision to improve the consciousness of youth in governance processes. Election observation happens to be just fraction of this.