64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 2019, Uganda: Outline Programme
Main Conference Theme: ‘Adaption, engagement, and evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth'


DRAFT OUTLINE PROGRAMME
(as at 21 August 2019

(DAY 1) SUNDAY 22 September 2019
Arrival of the CWP Steering Committee, Co-ordinating Committee Members, Executive Committee Members, Small Branches Conference Delegates, CWP Conference Delegates and Regional Advisors and/or Secretaries

(DAY 2) MONDAY 23 September 2019

Arrival of CPA Executive Committee Members.

08:00 – 10:00: Meeting of the CPA Regional Secretaries

 

09:00 – 13:00: Meeting of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Steering Committee


 

09:00 – 13:00: Meeting of the CPA Small Branches Steering Committee

14:00 – 17:30: 6th triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) ConferenceCWP Conference theme: CWP at 30 years: Achievements and Unfinished Business – Looking forward to the next 30 years.

o  CWP Conference Session 1: Empowering Women as Effective Legislators in the 21st century.

o  CWP Conference Session 2: Combatting Bullying and Harassment Within Parliaments.

 

14:00 – 17:30: 37th CPA Small Branches Conference - Conference Theme: Adaption, engagement, and evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth.

o  CPA Small Branches Workshop 1: Talk-show panel: How do Commonwealth countries (CPA Small Branches in particular), that all ostensibly base their Parliamentary procedures and practices on the Westminster model, implement culturally appropriate measures including institutional design?

o  CPA Small Branches Workshop 2: TED-style Talk - Innovation in Parliament: The possible effects of the United Kingdom’s ‘Brexit’ on CPA Small Branches

 

14:00 – 17:30: Governance Review Working Group

 

16:00 – 18:30: CPA Co-ordinating Committee Meeting followed by the Audit Subcommittee meeting and the CPA Headquarters Premises Working Group Meeting.

 


(DAY 3) TUESDAY 24 September 2019

Arrival of all Delegates, Observers, Accompanying Persons and Society of Clerks-at-the-Table and other participants.

09:00 – 17:30: Meeting of the main CPA Executive Committee (including Finance Subcommittee and Planning & Review Subcommittee)

 

 

09:00 – 17:30: 6th triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference (continued) including Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Business Meeting and CWP Chairperson Election.

o  CWP Conference Session 3: Promoting Women to Leadership Positions and Senior Portfolios.

o  CWP Conference Session 4: The Importance of Mentoring for New Parliamentarians.

09:00 – 17:30: 37th CPA Small Branches Conference (continued) including CPA Small Branches Business Meeting and CPA Small Branches Chairperson Election.

o CPA Small Branches Workshop 3: Mentoring Session: What professional development and training is required to develop focused and talented Parliamentarians?

o CPA Small Branches Workshop 4: Workshop Session: Climate change and the possible effects on CPA Small Branch economies and development

 

19:30: Dinner for CPA Executive Committee Members, CPA Small Branches Steering Committee and conference delegates, CWP Steering Committee and conference delegates and CPA Regional Secretaries.


(DAY 4) WEDNESDAY 25 September 2019
• 09:00 – 17:30: Meeting of the main CPA Executive Committee (continued)
Optional Tour Day for all other delegates.

(DAY 5) THURSDAY 26 September 2019

Official Opening of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

10:00 – 12:30: Official Opening of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 

14:00 – 15:00: Briefing for delegates, observers and secretaries followed by briefing for workshop moderators, discussion leaders, rapporteurs and session secretaries. Also briefing on election of the Treasurer and briefing for spouses/partners accredited to the conference.

15:30 – 18:00: 64th CPC Workshop A: Talk-show panel - Climate Change: Achievements, Challenges and Efficacy of Parliamentary Interventions (Host Branch Topic)

 

15:30 – 18:00: 64th CPC Workshop B: TED-style Talk – Innovation in Parliament: the impact of science and technology on how Parliament works today.

15:30 – 18:00: Meeting of Society of Clerks at-the-Table (SOCATT)

 

18:30 – 19:30: CPA Secretary-General’s reception for Clerks, Secretaries to Delegations and their spouses/partners and accompanying Officials (invitation only).

 

20:00 – 22:00: Dinner hosted by the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda for all delegates.

 


(DAY 6) FRIDAY 27 September 2019

09:30 – 13:00: 64th CPC Workshop C: Mentoring Session – The role of Parliament in facilitating persons with disabilities as electors, candidates and legislators.

 

09:30 – 13:00: 64th CPC Workshop D: Youth Roundtable – Strategies to deal with Youth Unemployment (Youth Related Topic). 

 

09:30 – 13:00: 64th CPC Workshop E: Talk-show panel - Combatting rapid urbanisation and rural decline – A challenge for the Commonwealth.

 

09:30 – 13:00: Meeting of Society of Clerks at-the-Table SOCATT (continued)

 

14:30 – 17:00: 64th CPC Workshop F: TED-style Talk – Innovation in Parliament – The possible effects of United Kingdom Brexit on Small Branches (Small Branches Topic). 

 

14:30 – 17:00: 64th CPC Workshop G: Mentoring Session – Fostering a Culture of Respect, Fairness and Dignity: Sexual Harassment has no place in legislatures (Gender Topic).

 

14:30 – 17:00: 64th CPC Workshop H: Workshop – The Role of Parliament in the doctrine of Separation of Powers; Enhancing Transparency and Accountability.

 

14:30 – 17:00: Meeting of Society of Clerks at-the-Table SOCATT (continued)

 

18:00 – 20:00: CPA Commonwealth Parliamentary Lecture: Topic: Maintaining Stability, Evolution, Dynamics and Challenges of Terrorism in Eastern Africa. All delegates to attend.

 

18:00 – 20:00: Dinner hosted by the Uganda Head of State for Speakers, Heads of Delegations and Members of the Executive Committee.

 

18:00 – 21:00: SOCATT Dinner hosted by Secretary CPA Uganda Branch (invitation only).

 



(DAY 7) SATURDAY 28 September 2019

09:30 – 12:30: 64th CPC Workshop I: Workshop - Post Legislative Scrutiny (PLS) - a dimension of the oversight function of Parliament. How is this represented within different political systems?

 

09:30 – 12:30: 64th CPC Workshop J: Talk-show panel: How the Updated CPA Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures has been used to strengthen the capacity of CPA Legislatures.

 

14:00 – 16:30: 64th CPA General Assembly. All delegates.

 

17:00 – 18:00: Meeting of the new CPA Executive Committee and Election of the CPA Vice-Chairperson.

 

18:30: Cultural Gala. All delegates.

 



(DAY 8) SUNDAY 29 September 2019 
Departures for all delegates.

ENDS


Updated 1 July 2019/CPAHQ.