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About Us

Our Partners

The CPA works with a wide range of organisation to deliver programmes which strengthen Commonwealth parliaments, supports and promotes parliamentary democracy in accordance to the Commonwealth Charter and which aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Strategic Plan recognises that partnering with organisations whose values align with ours would be crucial to our ability to achieve our vision efficiently and innovatively. By partnering with others, we expand our reach and impact, reduce duplication of effort, and lower programme costs whilst increasing our value add.

Working with Partners

Our approach to partnerships is anchored in our Partnership Framework. We set out our processes, systems, and means by which we will work with others to develop effective and innovation solutions which address our Parliamentarians and their staff’s needs. Before we engage with partners, we pre-screen for compatibility through due diligence and conflict of interest checks.  Ultimately, we are committed to working with reputable entities who are equally dedicated to delivering high quality services for the benefit of all. Our framework therefore also sets out how we quality assure our products and engage with entities who equally share this value.

Contact us (see below) about our partnerships approach.

Some of our recent programme partners
  • Accountability Lab
  • African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs
  • Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophone
  • BeSpoke Skills
  • British Red Cross
  • Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation
  • CARICOM
  • Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees
  • Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)
  • Commonwealth Medical Association
  • Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Commonwealth Youth Council
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 
  • Global Disability Innovation Hub
  • Global Island Partnership
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • International IDEA
  • International Labour Organization
  • Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • King's College, University of London
  • McGill School of Continuing Studies
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Parliamentarians for Global Action
  • ParlAmericas
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • UN Women
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESSCO)
  • Université of Laval
  • Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)
  • Wits School of Governance
  • Women Political Leaders (WPL)
  • World Bank Group
  • World Economic Forum
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Meet the CPA HQ Team

Contact us if you'd like to know more about working in partnership
Cynthia Appenteng
Partnership & Engagement Manager
CPA Headquarters Secretariat cynthia.appenteng@cpahq.org