CPA Clearing House Facility

What is the CPA Clearing House and what can it do for your Branch?

The CPA Clearing House Facility has been designed to match the development needs of Commonwealth Parliaments with the expertise of other Commonwealth Parliaments which are willing to offer assistance and advice, for example through parliamentary training programmes or bilateral exchanges. An example could be one Parliament linking with another to offer guidance on how they have implemented a new website.

This simple, yet effective initiative strengthens collaboration between CPA Branches and Regions and goes beyond the traditional parliamentary twinning arrangements that currently exist, opening up significant opportunities across the CPA network to up-skill and improve the effectiveness of Commonwealth legislatures.

The initiative was launched by former Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh, via video message during the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 


How can the service be accessed?

Once your Branch has identified an area from this list in which it would like to receive assistance or advice from another Branch, please contact the CPA Headquarters Secretariat. The Secretariat will then be able to put you in touch with the Branch (or Branches) offering advice or assistance in this area.

Should your Branch require assistance in an area which is not listed in the CPA Clearing House Facility, please let the CPA Headquarters Secretariat know nonetheless. The Secretariat might be able to find a suitable programme or Branch which may be willing to offer advice or assistance.

To access the CPA Clearing House list of parliamentary training and expertise which Commonwealth Legislatures are currently offering to their counterparts, please click here. The list includes all areas in which CPA Branches could advise and/or assist other Branches. The list will be regularly updated to reflect the changing needs of 21st century parliamentarians.