CPA ROADSHOWS 

Increasing awareness of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) amongst schools, colleges and universities to inspire the next generation
 

With the Commonwealth’s 53 member countries having a combined population of more than 2 billion, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has launched this key initiative to strengthen its outreach to the Commonwealth’s young people.

The goal of the CPA Roadshow is to increase awareness of the important work done by the CPA in promoting democratic governance across the Commonwealth and to connect Parliamentarians with their young people in schools, colleges and universities to inspire the next generation of ‘Young Leaders’. This is a hugely important endeavour. As the CPA approaches its 105th year it is proud to have initiated and to lead on this project.

The CPA will be encouraging CPA Branches and Regions to host the CPA Roadshow and will be working with international organisations to partner on this initiative.

Click here for CPA Roadshows information for CPA Branches and Regions

Click here for CPA Roadshows information for International and Partner Organisations

CPA Roadshows Toolkit
The CPA has provided resources and information for use at the CPA Roadshows - please click here for the CPA Roadshows Toolkit.

If you are interested in hosting a CPA Roadshow event then please contact the CPA Secretariat for further assistance on hq.sec@cpahq.org.

CPA Roadshows are taking place across the Commonwealth

 


 

CPA Roadshows launched in Bangladesh to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy across the Commonwealth  

The CPA has launched an exciting initiative that will visit schools and universities across the Commonwealth to help to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy. The CPA Roadshows were launched by the Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee, Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh, who hosted a group of over 150 young people from five different schools and colleges on a visit to the Parliament of Bangladesh in Dhaka. Please click here to read the news story.


 


 

CPA Roadshow takes place in Guyana

CPA Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan brings CPA Roadshow to the University of Guyana with local students. Please click here for the news story.








CPA Roadshow is hosted by CPA Montserrat Branch

The CPA Montserrat Branch has hosted a CPA Roadshow with local students from Montserrat and Antigua which was also attended by Mr Akbar Khan, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
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CPA Roadshow held at university in Pakistan  

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has held a CPA Roadshow for young people at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad, Pakistan. The CPA Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan accompanied by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Defence, delivered the CPA Roadshow to a group of young people to help to awareness of parliament and democracy. Please click here to read the news story.


 

CPA Roadshow held at Jersey College for Girls  

The CPA Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan accompanied by the Jersey Education Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans has visited Jersey College for Girls to deliver a CPA Roadshow on Parliament and the Commonwealth. The Secretary-General was visiting Jersey to attend the 46th British Islands and Mediterranean Regional Annual Conference, hosted by the States of Jersey and the CPA Jersey Branch. Please click here to read the news story.


 

 


 

CPA Roadshow held at the University of Technology in Mauritius  

The Secretary-General of the CPA, Mr Akbar Khan visited the University of Technology in Mauritius to deliver a CPA Roadshow on Parliament and the Commonwealth for local students. Please click here to read the news story.

 


 

CPA Secretary-General visits Queensland Branch and delivers CPA Roadshows to young people in Australia  

The CPA Secretary-General accompanied by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Hon. Peter Wellington MP and the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Neil Laurie visited three local schools in Brisbane as part of the CPA Roadshows tour of Queensland. The CPA Roadshows reached young people across the city who learnt about the Commonwealth and the CPA. Please click here to read the news story.

 


 

CPA Roadshow held at Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre  

During his visit to Guernsey, the CPA Secretary-General Akbar Khan delivered a CPA Roadshow on the Commonwealth and democracy to over 100 sixth form students at Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre. The students heard about the Commonwealth, the work of the CPA and were able to ask the Secretary-General about democracy and issues of global concern. Please click here to read the news story.

 


 

CPA Roadshow comes to Wimbledon with local MP  

The CPA Roadshow for young people has visited Ursuline High School in Wimbledon, London with an event for local students. The CPA Roadshow about the Commonwealth, parliament and democracy heard from local Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, Stephen Hammond MP who spoke about his role as an MP as well as Arlene Bussette and Anna Schuesterl from the CPA Secretariat who spoke about the Commonwealth and the CPA.

  


 

CPA Roadshow held with students at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand  

The CPA Secretary-General, Mr Akbar Khan visited Victoria University of Wellington to deliver a CPA Roadshow for students on Parliament and the Commonwealth during his visit to New Zealand. The Secretary-General's visit to New Zealand was hosted by the Speaker of the Parliament of New Zealand, Rt Hon David Carter. Please click here to read the news story.

  


 

CPA Roadshows tour visits Tonga during Pacific Conference  

The Secretary-General of the CPA, Mr Akbar Khan has delivered CPA Roadshows to thousands of young people in Tonga while attending the 47th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference for the Pacific Region. The Secretary-General visited seven schools and colleges in Tonga to speak to over 5,000 young people and was accompanied by Hon. Penisimani Fifita, Chairman of the Whole House Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Social Services. Please click here to read the news story.


 

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) visits CPA Northern Ireland Branch and delivers CPA Roadshows to young people  

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan has visited the Northern Ireland Branch of the CPA at the invitation of Jo-Anne Dobson MLA, Chair of the Northern Ireland CPA Branch, Northern Ireland Assembly. The CPA Secretary-General visited two local schools in Northern Ireland - Lurgan College and Dromore Central Primary School - as part of the CPA Roadshows tour of the Commonwealth schools and universities. Please click here to read the news story.


 

Commonwealth CPA Roadshows tour comes to Twickenham Prep School in South West London with local MP   

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan and local UK Member of Parliament, Dr Tania Mathias MP visited Twickenham Prep School in South West London as part of the CPA Roadshows tour of schools and universities across the CommonwealthPlease click here to read the news story.


 


 

CPA Roadshows tour comes to Bermuda with visits to five schools and colleges   

The CPA Secretary-General Mr Akbar Khan has visited five schools and colleges in Bermuda as part of the CPA Roadshows tour of Commonwealth schools and universities during a visit to the Bermuda Branch of the CPA at the invitation of Hon. K. H. Randolph Horton, JP, MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Bermuda. Please click here to read the news story.


 


 

CPA Chairperson stresses the need to imbibe the youth of society with democratic values so that democracy can flourish at CPA Roadshow in Bangladesh    

The Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee, Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh has stressed the need to imbibe the youth of society with democratic values so that democracy can flourish and people can get benefit from the democratic system of government. The Chairperson was speaking as the chief guest at the CPA Roadshow on Parliamentary Democracy held at the Bangladesh Parliament for over 120 young people. Please click here to read the news story.



CPA Secretary-General highlights youth participation at CPA Roadshow in Zambia as he attends CPA Post Election Seminar    

While visiting Zambia to attend the CPA Post-Election Seminar, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delivered a CPA Roadshow for young people at the University of ZambiaPlease click here to read the news story.




 

CPA Roadshow visits St Thomas More High School in Southend, United Kingdom    

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, Mr Akbar Khan, CPA Secretary-General and Ms Meenakshi Dhar, CPA Director of Programmes have visited St Thomas More High School in the United Kingdom as part of the CPA Roadshows touring the Commonwealth to help to increase young people’s awareness of parliament and democracy. They spoke to some of the 6th Form students from St Thomas More High School and Westcliff High School. Please click here to read the news story.


 

CPA Secretary-General brings CPA Roadshows to young people on the Isle of Man    

The CPA Secretary-General visited four schools in the Isle of Man as part of the CPA Roadshows tour of the Commonwealth schools and universities. During the CPA Roadshows in the Isle of Man, the Secretary-General presented to over 200 young people. Please click here to read the news story.

 


 
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) speaks to young people in Scotland about importance of the Commonwealth ‘post-Brexit’ during CPA Roadshows during Commonwealth week 

The CPA Secretary-General visited the Scotland Branch of the CPA at the Scottish Parliament during a week-long celebration of the importance of the Commonwealth, following Commonwealth Day 2017 which took place on Monday 13 March. Please click here to read the news story

 

  


 
CPA Roadshow highlights youth political participation to university students in Malaysia  

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan brought the CPA Roadshows to Malaysia during his visit to the Parliament of Malaysia and the CPA Malaysia Branch with an engaging session with over 200 students and members of the Malaysia Youth Parliament at UiTM (MARA University of Technology). Please click here to read the news story