66th CPC At a Glance: Day 3 & 4
CPA Executive Committee meeting (Day 2)
The CPA Executive Committee concluded their governance meetings ahead of the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Accra, Ghana.
The CPA Executive Committee represents the nine regions of the CPA: Africa; Asia; Australia; British Isles and the Mediterranean; Canada; Caribbean, Americas and the Atlantic; India; Pacific; and South-East Asia.
The Chairperson of the CPA International Executive Committee is Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP (United Kingdom).
CPA Small Branches
39th CPA Small Branches Conference (Day 2)
Commonwealth Parliamentarians met at the 39th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Small Branches Conference to examine the unique challenges they face in mobilising resources for greater sustainability.
The conference discussed strategies to meet the unique developmental needs of the CPA’s smallest Legislatures through key thematic workshops that helped to build parliamentary capacity for the CPA Small Branches and create greater opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, parliamentary strengthening and cooperation across the network.
Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD)
CPwD Outreach Programme
The CPwD Chairperson, Hon. Laura Kanushu, MP (Uganda), accompanied by the Regional Champions of the network, went to the Accra Rehabilitation Centre in the West Ridge area of Ghana’s capital city, Accra, to see how the Centre supports persons with disabilities.
The Centre runs vocational courses in visual art, leatherwork, masonry, carpentry, cosmetology, tailoring, needle work and rural craft to provide people with a variety of disabilities with employable skills.
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP)
CWP Business Meeting and side-event
Meetings of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network were held at the conference to the future activities of the network.
The network also co-hosted a side-event with UN Women on ending discriminatory laws in the Commonwealth.
Inaugural Emilia Monjowa Lifaka lecture
The inaugural Emilia Monjowa Lifaka lecture was delivered by Betty Abeng, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Education Trust, who spoke about the importance of education for all Commonwealth citizens and the key objective of achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on ensuring “inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".
The lecture has been established in memory of Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, the late Chairperson of the CPA International Executive Committee and Deputy Speaker of Cameroon.