Small Branches in the CPA and Annual Conference

The CPA has since 1981 held Small Branches Conferences for Members from more than 30 jurisdictions with populations of up to a current ceiling of 500,000 people. Members discuss political problems and the operation of democratic systems in some of the world’s smallest jurisdictions. The CPA works closely with Small Branches in all Regions of the Commonwealth to identify their particular needs and requirements in parliamentary strengthening, development and cooperation.

For a full list of the CPA Small Branches please click here.

The annual meeting of Small Branches is held in conjunction with the main CPA Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference each year.

The CPA membership first elected a Chairperson of the Small Branches in 2016. The CPA Small Branches Chairperson represents the CPA Small Branches on the CPA Executive Committee. Please click here for more information about the current CPA Small Branches Chairperson.

For news of CPA Small Branches activities please click here. The CPA Small Branches annual review is also available.

The work of the CPA Small Branches is guided by the CPA Small Branches Strategic Plan 2018-2020. Please click here to view or on the link below:

If you are interested in the work of the CPA Small Branches or the CPA Small Branches Conference then please contact the CPA Headquarters Secretariat for more information at

Updated April 2020/CPAHQ.