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Commonwealth Parliamentarians to focus on the resilience and preparedness of the smallest Legislatures across the Commonwealth at 38th CPA Small Branches Conference

The 38th CPA Small Branches Conference brought together Members of Parliament from the smallest jurisdictions in the Commonwealth to discuss issues relevant to their Legislatures in a series of workshops.

Over recent years, logistical, financial and infrastructure demands have placed huge demands on the smallest jurisdictions in the Commonwealth and Parliaments and Governments are increasingly required to prepare for different eventualities.

Commonwealth Parliamentarians examined the unique challenges they face as this conference discussed strategies to meet the unique developmental needs of the CPA’s smallest Legislatures through key thematic workshops and development activities that build parliamentary capacity for CPA Small Branches and create greater opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, parliamentary strengthening and cooperation across the network.

CPA Small Branches Workshops

Find out about the workshops for delegates at the links below.

Download resources for the CPA Small Branches network

CPA Small Branches Strategic Plan 2021-2023

The CPA Small Branches Strategic Plan 2021-2023 sets out the network's mission statement, strategic objectives, and thematic priorities.

Climate Change and Small States: Parliamentary Toolkit

The Toolkit seeks to support parliamentarians from small states and jurisdictions to increase their understanding of Climate Change and how best to ensure adaptation and mitigation strategies are in place domestically and internationally. 

The Parliamentarian: 2021 Issue One - 40th anniversary of CPA Small Branches

This digital edition marks the 40th anniversary of the CPA Small Branches in 2021 and looks at the diverse and unique issues and challenges affecting the smallest jurisdictions in the Commonwealth. We also feature articles on the fight against malaria in the Commonwealth; setting up a virtual Parliament during COVID-19; representation of young women in politics; and developing a new Commonwealth Parliamentary Communications network.

CPA Small Branches Elections

View the electoral roll for the CPA Small Branches Conference

At the Conference, delegates elected a new Chairperson of the CPA Small Branches network. Joy Burch MLA, ACT, Australia was elected as Chairperson for the next three years. Hon. Churchill Gill MP, Seychelles was elected as the Vice-Chairperson.

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