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Second technical mission to the Parliament of Guyana

The second technical mission to the Parliament of Guyana took place between 12 and 16 March. The mission was led by the Senior Advisor of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, supported by the National Project Officer of CARICAD. In addition the mission was integrated for two days by an expert from the National Assembly of Suriname to provide for visioning purposes a demonstration of the UNDESA-developed BUNGENI parliamentary information system.

Second technical assistance mission to the Parliament of Lesotho

Following the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament's first technical assistance mission to the Parliament of Lesotho in October 2011, where an assessment of the Parliament's ICT capabilities was taken, a second technical assistance mission took place from 19 to 23 March 2012.

Second mission to the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

The second mission to the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago took place between 5 and 9 March. The ICT Strategic Plan and Implementation Roadmap were successfully developed. There was a high level of leadership involvement and endorsement, as well as critical and valuable inputs from senior staff. The mission benefited from the excellent ICT planning expertise provided by the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada.

Second technical assistance mission to the National Assembly of Seychelles

Following the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament's first technical assistance mission to the National Assembly of Seychelles in September 2011, where an assessment of the Assembly's ICT capabilities was taken, a second technical assistance mission took place from 5 to 9 March 2012. The follow-up mission, which falls within the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, finalised the assessment report from the first mission while also submitting a draft ICT strategic plan to the legislature for consideration.

First technical assistance mission to the National Assembly of Botswana

In the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, the Global Centre recently completed a technical assistance mission to the Parliament of Botswana from 27 February to 2 March 2012. The mission focused on perception and understanding of the vision, mission and core values of the Parliament and made the assessment of the ICT system in order to deliver a report with key findings and recommendations to further support the implementation of their current draft ICT Master Plan.

Second technical mission to the National Assembly of Suriname

Between 20 and 23 February a second technical mission from the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, consisting of the the Project Coordinator Mr. Avinash Bikha, and Mr. Vanderlei Batista Dos Santos, Electronic Archiving Expert from the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil, visited the National Assembly of Suriname, for facilitating the ICT strategic planning process at the Assembly.

Second assessment mission to the National Assembly of Tanzania

The second assessment mission to the National Assembly of Tanzania took place from 20 to 24 February, in Dar es Salaam. The mission team UNDESA/SADC-PF discussed and adjusted the assessment report in accordance with comments and new inputs from the National Assembly and deliver the ICT Strategic Plan.

Second technical assistance mission to the Parliament of Swaziland

Following the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament's first technical assistance mission to the Parliament of Swaziland in June 2011, where an assessment of the Parliament's ICT capabilities was taken, a second technical assistance mission took place from 23 to 27 January 2012. The follow-up mission, which falls within the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in SADC Parliaments”, used the findings made in the assessment and aim to assist the legislature in developing an ICT strategic plan.

Second technical assistance missions to the National Assembly of Belize and the Parliament of Barbados

Following the first technical assistance missions carried out by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament in September and November 2011, respectively to the National Assembly of Belize and the Parliament of Barbados in the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in Caribbean Parliaments”, the second missions took place between 19 January and 1 February with the aim of assisting each legislature with the formulation of a shared vision for ICT and a strategic plan. In addition the technical missions will advise on the technical implementation options.

Regional Seminar on “Emerging Trends and Challenges for ICT in Parliaments”

Date: 
Mon, 16/01/2012 - Tue, 17/01/2012

USAID’s funded parliamentary program implemented in Beirut by the State University of New York/Center for International Development (SUNY/CID)  and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament organized the regional seminar on “Emerging Trends and Challenges for ICT in Parliaments" on 16 and 17 January 2012.  The event, addressed to Arab parliaments, took place at the newly established Arab Institute for Parliamentary Training and Legislative Studies, within the premises of the Lebanese Parliament, under the sponsorship of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) and the Lebanese Parliament.

First Technical Assistance Mission to the National Assembly of Namibia

In the framework of the European Commission funded project Support to ICT Strategic Planning in SADC Parliaments, a first technical mission has been undertaken to the National Assembly of Namibia (12 to 16 December 2011) to carry out an assessment of the status of ICT in the Parliament and make initial recommendations for the development of an ICT Strategic Plan.

Second Technical Assistance Mission to the National Assembly of Angola

In the framework of the project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, a second technical assistance mission was conducted to the National Assembly of Angola (5 to 9 December 2011) by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament and the SADC Parliamentary Forum, with support from experts from the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal and the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil. Following the initial assessment undertaken earlier this year, the second mission focused on collecting additional information about the ICT environment of the Assembly, reviewing and updating the assessment report from the first mission, and drafting an ICT strategic plan for the Parliament with specific objectives and a roadmap for implementation.

First technical assistance mission to the National Assembly of the Republic of Suriname

The technical assistance mission team from the Global Centre with support from the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil, succesfully completed the first mission to the National Assembly of the Republic of Suriname. Besides assessing the ICT infrastructure, organization, services delivery within the institution a thourough analysis was made of the archiving standards, policies and needs.

First technical assistance mission to the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

From 5 to 9 December in the framework of the European Commission funded project Support to ICT Strategic Planning in Caribbean Parliaments, a first technical assistance mission visited the "Red House" and other parliamentary buildings, to carry out an assessment on the state of ICT at the Parliament.

First Technical Assistance Mission to the Parliament of Sierra Leone

At the request of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament fielded a technical assistance mission to analyse the current use of information and communication technologies in the Parliament of Sierra Leone, from 21 to 25 November 2011. The mission focused on the assessment of the state of technology of the parliament taking into consideration the existing parliamentary process, procedures and organizational framework.

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