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, Mr Akbar Khan also delivered a CPA Roadshow for young people. The CPA Roadshows provide an opportunity for young people to learn about the political values of the Commonwealth such as diversity, development and parliamentary democracy; to discuss issues of concern about the society in which they live; and to meet local Members of Parliament and Parliamentary staff and to find out about the work of the CPA. The CPA Roadshow presented to a large group of nearly 500 students and lecturers. In a lively session, students had the opportunity to put their questions on topical political issues to the CPA Secretary-General.

With the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries having a combined population of more than 2 billion, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age, the CPA Roadshows aim to engage with young people and education establishments to promote parliamentary democracy and participation in political life. 

Newly elected Parliamentarians to the 12th National Assembly of Zambia attended the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Post-Election Seminar, which took place in Lusaka, Zambia from 12 to 14 November 2016, hosted by the CPA Zambia Branch. Members of Parliament were elected at the most recent Zambian elections held on 11 August 2016. 

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Mr Akbar Khan said: “As the CPA completes its 105th year, we are very excited about bringing the new CPA Roadshow to Zambia for the first time - to engage with local students on the values that unite the Commonwealth and to highlight youth participation in the Africa Region.” 

For images of the CPA Post Election Seminar and CPA Roadshow in Zambia please click here.

CPA news story updated 16.11.2016

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