At a signing ceremony on March 13, 2015, The Carter Center and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) agreed to actively collaborate on ELMO. The ceremony was followed by hands-on training for senior representatives of ANFREL.
The “Open ELMO” initiative aims to build a system optimized for elections and other human-rights related observation, but in a collaborative, open-source way. The Center welcomes this opportunity to partner with ANFREL, Asia’s first regional network of civil society organizations, which also focuses on election monitoring in its member states including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and East Timor.
Update: Our partner ANFREL recently shared details about our visit in its quarterly newsletter, which can be found here.