Regional Workshop: The Impact of New Technologies in Parliament's Transformation in Latin American and the Caribbean
Organization:Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
The workshop constituted a unique opportunity to strengthen the intra-Regional dialogue on the importance and the use of information and communication technologies in supporting Parliaments’ representative and legislative functions, and enhance the effectiveness, transparency and accessibility of Parliamentary operations, as well as communication with the citizens. Parliaments are uniquely positioned to use new technologies to demonstrate the broader societal impact of applying information and communication technologies to the values of openness and effectiveness in the public sphere; in this context the workshop also embraced the theme of how Parliaments can contribute to the advancement of the information society in the Region.
In particular, the workshop:
The working languages of the workshop were Spanish and English.
The Regional Workshop on the Impact of New Technologies in Parliament´s Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean gathered representatives from 23 member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank, including approximately 15 members of parliament, 20 secretaries general, 25 IT directors and experts from international organizations who work and deal with information and communication technologies as instruments to improve and modernize parliamentary business and citizens’ participation in public decision-making processes.
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