Observer Trainings

July 7, 2014

All observers were required to participate in a training to prepare for their Election Day duties. Observer trainings were conducted during a two-week period prior to the election and held in one central location within each province.

The provinces were: Jakarta Special Administrative Area, Central Java, Aceh, South Kalimantan and South Sulawesi. The two-day workshop…

Training of AGENDA’s election observers in Aceh, South Kalimantan, Central Java, South Sulawesi and Jakarta

July 6, 2014

On June 27–28 June, 28-29 June, 1-2 July, 2-3 July and 4-5 July AGENDA/JPPR held trainings for 300 observers in South Kalimantan, Aceh, Central Java, South Sulawesi and Jakarta respectively. The 60 observers in each province consisted of 30 disabled from PPDI and 30 non-disabled observers from JPPR. KPU Commissioner and member of…


Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE)

July 24, 2013

The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) is AGENDA's latest partner from the Philippines. This organization is the first and only non-partisan, nationwide network of lawyers, law students, paralegals and trained volunteers engaged in election work in the Philippines.

LENTE strives to ensure truthful elections and meaningful electoral participation for…


Gaining Experience while Inspiring

May 13, 2013

Noor Muhammad Ariffin Azeera of Ipoh, Malaysia, has an enthusiasm for community development. With a bachelor’s degree in Islamic banking and finance and a graduate degree in business, her passion lies in using policy to improve the wellbeing of her country. After she graduated in 2007, she joined the Merdeka Center for Opinion…


Standing Tall Amid Adversity

March 13, 2013

When Josephine de Vera, or Josie, was six months old, she got a high fever. Her parents took her to the hospital for medication, where the doctor told them she had polio. Josie and her family looked for better treatment, but due to financial difficulties and the distance to medical centers, they finally…

Organization Profile: The Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas Inc (KAMPI)

March 11, 2013


The Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas Inc (KAMPI) is a national federation of cross-disability organizations in the Philippines. Established in 1990, KAMPI envisions a “society for all,” where persons with disabilities are fully empowered, equal and productive members of Filipino society. KAMPI…


Organization Profile: The Laos Disabled People’s Association (LDPA)

January 28, 2013

The Laos Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) is a civil society organisation and the sole Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) that encompasses all people with disability in Laos. The LDPA is recognised as the nation’s leading DPO, and serves an important role as the peak advocacy body for people with disability.



Visiting Students Assist LDPA

January 28, 2013

Samir Ashraf and Alison Hamburg were in Vientianne,Lao, to assist with one of AGENDA’s Partners LDPA (Lao Disabled People’s Association) for two weeks, from 7 to 21 January 2013. Their visit is part of the arrangement between AGENDA and School of Interational Public Affairs of the Columbia University, New York, United States of…


Organization Profile: International Foundation for Electoral Systems Indonesia

December 18, 2012

As the global leader in democracy promotion, IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries, from developing democracies to mature…