The Seventh FEMBoSA meeting organized in Bandus Island of Male capital of Maldives from 2-4 August 2016 with participation of delegation from Afghanistan, Bangaladish, Unan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka in rule of Technology for better conducting of elections.
In this annual meeting the IEC Afghanistan delegation that were consist of Dr. Abdul Rahman Hotaki IEC acting Chairman and Deputy , Mr. Abdul Rahim Nawakhtyar Head of External Relations i.e and Mr. Zemari Qalamyar head of Field Operations had active presence.
Prof. Mohammad Husain Garziwani, Commissioner of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan and Dr. Ahmad Jawed Habibi, the Deputy Chief Electoral Officer of the IEC was invited and actively participated in a regional workshop under the title of Electoral Dispute Resolution (EDR) and Electoral Justice (EJ), conducted on July 20-21, 2016 in Katmandu, Nepal. The workshop was organized and conducted by the Election Commission of Nepal.
Considering provisions of the Constitution, IEC is the only organization authorized and responsible for administering and supervising any kind of election in the country. Duty of the IEC as an independent, neutral and legal organization is to conduct free, fair, general and credible elections in accordance with operative laws of the country.
IEC, through holding a press conference on Mar 18, 2016, specified and proclaimed Oct 15, 2016 as E-day for conducting Wolesi Jirga and District Councils’ elections. Following the proclamation of E-day for the mentioned elections, IEC, for the purpose of conducting upcoming Wolesi Jirga and District Councils’ elections, given the date (Oct 15, 2016), set forth its operational plan.
Kabul, Afghanistan, November 18, 2015 - The training (Role of Technology in Election Management), is one of the initiatives of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) of the Election Commission of India (ECI) held in New Delhi of India with the financial Support of UNDP. In this ten days training the participants have come from Election Management Bodies of 12 Asian Countries. The aim of the training is to see how much the technology can reduce the electoral costs and how much it can affect the accuracy and transparency of elections.