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Dates: 23 February - 3 March, 2015

Strategic Partner: SalvAide continues its long-standing partnership with the Centre for Exchange and Solidarity (CIS), an El Salvador based non-profit organization that is a recognized civil society leader in elections observation. Observers recruited through SalvAide comprise our contingent as part of the CIS' broader mission which includes observers from several countries and organizations around the world.

Costs: The in-country cost for participants per delegation is $725 USD (to be paid to CIS once in El Salvador) which includes private transportation, interpretation (Spanish-English), observer training and official credentials, food & water, accommodations (shared rooms with 3 or more), and coordination. Please note that this does not include travel costs to El Salvador.

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to El Salvador and mandatory travel health insurance. You are free to arrive in El Salvador before the start of the program and/or to stay beyond the program end date; however, you are responsible for your own living costs and arrangements outside the Delegation dates.

Schedule: Here is a sample Delegation schedule from 23 February - 3 March 2015 (final schedule TBD):


Mon 2/23

Tues 2/24

Wed 2/25

Thurs 2/26

Fri 2/27


Arrival – airport pickup as necessary

History of El Salvador & General analysis

Visit CRIPDES-CORDES communities

Observer training

Candidates forum


Welcome & orientation at guesthouse

Visits to historically significant sites in San Salvador

Meetings with parties, JEM, and local organizations

Special reception

Meeting with Canadian Embassy


Sat 2/28

Sun 3/1

Mon 3/2

Tues 3/3



Municipal orientation

Observe elections from 5AM

Municipal group meeting, Data gathering

Press conference



Travel to municipality - observation next day (overnight stay)

Observe Elections to 7PM

Analysis of results

Farewell Dinner (optional)

End of mission – airport drop-off as necessary


How to Join: Please download the application by clicking here (PDF) and send it to SalvAide no later than 9 February 2015.

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