CPA Parliamentary Academy
About Us

Our Partners

The CPA works with a wide range of organisations 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.

We are Permanent Representatives and Observers to a number of international and regional organisations such at the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Our goals are to ensure Commonwealth parliamentarians have an influential voice across the globe, especially those Members from small states and jurisdictions.  

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
  • Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees
  • Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)
  • Commonwealth Medical Association
  • Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
  • Commonwealth Youth Council
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • 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
  • Microsoft
  • Monash University
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Parliamentarians for Global Action
  • ParlAmericas
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
  • 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)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC)
  • 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)