Office of Electoral Assistance delivers capacity-building trainings for IT staff of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) of Iraq.
15 July 2022
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) advisors from the UNAMI Office of Electoral Assistance held a three-day training
on Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Fundamentals in Erbil from 4 to 6 July 2022. Fifty-three IT, Database and Voter Registration staff members from the headquarters of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC HQ) and Governorate Election Offices (GEOs) participated, learning how to query a database, join tables, use functions, and perform mathematical calculations using Transact-SQL. As part of the capacity-building phase within the project, Support to Iraq’s Electoral Process, the training helps the IHEC enhance the skills of its staff in managing complex databases, data analysis, data processing and extraction of statistics and reports from various data sets within IHEC. A pre- and post-training assessment results showed significant improvement in the participants’ comprehension of the subjects (from 6.0 to 8.9 out of 10). Trainings supporting the IHEC in strengthening its ICT capacity will continue throughout this year.