Parliamentary Staff Development Workshop for the Asia Region
Date: 4-6 May 2016
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
The CPA is delivering the Workshop in collaboration with the Host Branch. The programme includes the following topics: Practice and Procedure in the House; Committee Administration and Procedure in Committees; Parliament and the Budget and Parliament, Civil Society and the Media. The Seminar is for clerks from National Branches in the Asia and South-East Asia Regions and from each of the Provincial Legislatures in Pakistan.
Post-Election Seminar for the Parliament of Samoa
Date: 10-14 May 2016
Location: Apia, Samoa
At the request of the Parliament of Samoa, the CPA is organising a Post-Election Seminar from 10-14 May 2016. The Legislative Assembly of Samoa held its elections in March 2016. The Post-Election Seminar is a three-day seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, where experts can share good practice from other Commonwealth Parliaments and relate these experiences in discussion to the local scene. The seminar is aimed at building capacity of newly elected Members of Parliament to enable them function efficiently and effectively in the performance of their democratic duties.
46th BIM Regional Conference
Date: 15-18 May 2016
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands
The Conference will be on the theme of parliamentary engagement with the public. The Annual General Meeting of the BIMR will also take place during the conference.
Parliamentary Staff Development Workshop for the Pacific Region
Date: 16-18 May 2016
Location: Nadi, Fiji
The CPA is delivering the Workshop in collaboration with the host and the CPA Pacific Regional Secretariat; the programme includes the following topics: Committee Administration and Procedure in Committees; The Administration and Funding of Parliament; Parliament and the Budget; Tradition and Culture in Parliament and Parliament, Civil Society and the Media.
International Professional Development Programme for Parliamentary Staff
The CPA in partnership with the World Bank Group and McGill University are collaborating on a university based Executive Development Programme for parliamentary staff, with a one-week residential seminar at McGill University in Canada, followed by expert-moderated e-learning courses.
The one-week intensive residency training will take place in Montreal, Canada from 16 to 20 May 2016 and will be followed by five web-based courses from September 2016 to June 2017.
For details of the events taking place and how to participate please click here for more information.
13th Canadian Parliamentary Seminar
Date: 29 May- 4 June
Location: Ottawa, Canada
The theme for these seminars are: Strengthening Democracy and the Role of Parliamentarians: Challenges and Solutions. The Seminar is offered by the CPA Canada Branch and is funded jointly by the CPA Canada Branch and the CPA Secretariat. Its aim is to share best practices throughout the Commonwealth. For more information on this programme, please click here.