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ABOUT THE CPA AFRICA REGION
The African Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association comprises of the 63 national and subnational legislatures.
The CPA Africa Region is governed by a Coordinating Committee and Executive Committee which is made up of representatives from across the region. There is also a Regional Representatives Committee which reports to the Executive Committee. More information on the Executive Committee and its members can be found here.
The Mission of the CPA Africa Region is:
"To promote and protect the interests and perspectives of CPA Africa Regional Parliaments and countries, into the Commonwealth and beyond, and to promote gender equality, emancipation of women, and respect for human rights, freedoms, democracy and good governance."
The Region undertakes a number of programmes including its Annual Regional Conference. The 50th Annual Regional Conference was held in Tanzania in August 2019.
The Region also has a CWP chapter which conducts regional and bilateral activities. Most recently hosting a Gender Sensitization Workshop in Nigeria in October 2019.
The CPA Africa Regional Secretariat is based in the Parliament of Tanzania.
The current CPA Africa Regional Secretary is:
Mr Steven Kagaigai
Clerk of the National Assembly, Tanzania