CPA Parliamentary Academy

Seminar for Parliamentarians: Parliament of Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana
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Event Details

Date: 10 - 11 May 2022

Location: Georgetown, Guyana


Parliamentarians from the Parliament of Guyana are set to participate in a parliamentary training seminar delivered by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). From 10 – 11 May 2022, Members of Parliament will hear from colleagues and experts across the Commonwealth in a range of sessions designed to examine the core elements of democratic governance.

The opening ceremony is set to be addressed by leaders from the Parliament of Guyana, including the Prime Minister and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Suriname will also address the opening as Parliamentarians from Suriname will be joining the event.

Several international parliamentary organisations, including ParlAmericas and the Inter-Parliamentary Union are also providing support to the programme to offer examples of best practice from Parliaments around the world.

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada, will also be closely involved in the seminar through its twinning programme with the Parliament of Guyana, which supports inter-parliamentary co-operation.  Several Parliaments in the CPA Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region are twinned with Canadian Provincial and Territorial Legislatures.

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia will be one of twelve Commonwealth Parliaments represented amongst the presenters at the seminar. Topics to be covered include the Committee system, outreach and representation, and technological innovation for Parliaments.

The CPA supports Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff across the Commonwealth to uphold benchmarks of good governance and implement the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The Parliament of Guyana has been a Member of the CPA since 1939 and previously hosted a CPA programme in 2016, when Guyanese Parliamentarians took part in a CPA Post-Election Seminar in Georgetown.

The participation of the National Assembly of Suriname represents the first time that a non-Commonwealth Caribbean country has joined a CPA seminar, with the aim of sharing knowledge and promoting cross-border parliamentary collaboration.


This is a closed event for Parliamentarians from the Parliament of Guyana and the National Assembly of Suriname only. If you are a participant in this event and require further information, please email Clive Barker, Programmes Manager,