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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 CPA Africa Region undertakes a number of programmes including its Annual Regional Conference. The 52nd CPA Africa Regional Conference was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone in June 2022.
The CPA Africa Region also has a Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) chapter which conducts regional and bilateral activities. A CWP Gender-Sensitisation Workshop was held at the 51st CPA Africa Regional Conference was held in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2021.
The current CPA Africa Regional Chairperson is Rt Hon. Catherine Gotani Hara, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi.
The CPA Africa Regional Secretariat is based in the Parliament of Tanzania.
The current CPA Africa Regional Secretary is:
Ms Nenelwa Joyce Mwihambi
Clerk of the National Assembly of Tanzania