Theme and topics for the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

65th CPC Conference Theme: Inclusive, Accessible, Accountable and Strong Parliaments: the Cornerstone of Democracy and Essential for Development  

Workshop A: Remaining Relevant in Response to a Pandemic: The Role and Responsibilities of Parliament (Host Topic) 

Workshop B: Promoting women’s meaningful participation in the legislative process through social media (Gender Innovations in Parliament, TED-Style Talk)  

Workshop C: Parliamentary responses to countering terrorism and violent extremism (Mentoring Session)

Workshop D: Dissuading Youth Radicalisation: A Commonwealth Approach (Youth Roundtable)

Workshop E: Relationships between state and sub-state parliaments in the Commonwealth (Small Branches, Talkshow style)  

• Workshop F: Political inclusion: People with disabilities - sidelined or mainstreamed? (Disabilities, Mentoring Session)  

Workshop G: Representation and diversity in democracy  

Workshop H: CHOGMs: How can CPA help hold Governments to communiqué commitments? 

It should be noted that the theme for 2021 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is: Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming

Theme and topics for the 38th CPA Small Branches Conference

Conference Theme: Resilience and Preparedness of Small Branches 

 Workshop A: Promoting gender equality within and beyond Parliaments (Joint CWP and Small Branches Session, Innovations in Parliament - TED-Style Talk)  

 Workshop B: Building Sustainable Economies in Small Branches (Talkshow)  

 Workshop C: Financial Scrutiny and Oversight: How can Small Parliaments ensure effective accountability? (Mentoring Session)  

 Workshop D: Wellbeing Indicators for Small Branches (Talkshow) 

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Updated 22 January 2021/CPAHQ

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