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New CPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025 launched

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association launches new Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 to support its membership of 180 Commonwealth Parliaments

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has officially launched its new Strategic Plan, covering the period 2022 – 2025. This Strategic Plan sets out how the organisation will advance and develop support to CPA Members over the next four-year reporting period, through focusing on six core objectives and cross cutting themes that will be mainstreamed across CPA operations and workstreams.

The Acting Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee, Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP (United Kingdom) said:

“Having been involved with the CPA for many years, both at a Branch and international level and now as Acting Chairperson, I take great pride in presenting this CPA Strategic Plan 2022-25. The CPA is a unique platform of Commonwealth Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, with a tremendous convening power and diversity of voices and experiences. As such the CPA family holds great potential to effect innovative changes in addressing common concerns, with this strategy enabling us to reach new heights in doing so.”

CPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025

CPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 sets out its support for its membership of 180 Commonwealth Parliaments as well as how the organisation will advance and develop support to CPA Members through focusing on six core objectives and cross cutting themes that will be mainstreamed across CPA operations and workstreams.

The CPA Strategic Plan was informed by an internal review of the previous Strategic Plan and a comprehensive and inclusive consultation process open to all CPA Members and key external partners. Following responses from over 50 individuals, CPA Branches, partners and Secretariat staff, the feedback was analysed, and several key themes emerged and were developed, resulting in the final document.

The CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg reflected that:

“At the heart of this Strategic Plan is a pledge to work in partnership with others to deliver our mission. We will strengthen existing partnerships and seek new ones with organisations both within and beyond the Commonwealth. In doing so, we will be guided by our belief in the value of multilateralism and our support for the values enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter and the goals set out by the United Nations in Agenda 2030.”

As well as outlining the key organisational priorities, the plan defines the tools with which the CPA will fulfil its objectives. It will be accompanied each year of its implementation by an Annual Business Plan to identify the priority activities and outputs necessary in order to achieve the strategies’ commitments.

It is hoped that this new Strategic Plan will enable the CPA to build upon the organisation’s existing strengths and the substantial progress made by the Secretariat and membership in recent years, whilst also addressing the challenges the organisation will face between now and 2025.

If you have any feedback on the new CPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025 then please email hq.sec@cpahq.org

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The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance.

For media enquiries, please contact communications@cpahq.org.

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