Regional Networks

Second technical assistance mission to the Houses of Assembly of Dominica

Following the first technical assistance mission carried out by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament to the House of Assembly of Dominica, from 14-18 November 2011 in the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in Caribbean Parliaments”, the second mission took place with the aim of assisting the House of Assembly with the formulation of a shared vision for ICT and Strategic Plan.

First technical assistance mission to the Houses of Parliament of Grenada

From 14-18 November in the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in Caribbean Parliaments”, a first technical assistance mission visited the Houses of Parliament of Grenada. The mission team was strengthened with support from the Parliament of Australia, through the provision of a senior IT expert.

First Technical assistance mission to the National Assembly of Tanzania

Within the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in SADC Parliaments”, the Global Centre undertook a technical assistance mission to the National Assembly of Tanzania from 31 October to 4 November 2011. 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 strategic direction and recommendations.

First technical assistance mission to the National Assembly of Belize

In the framework of the European Commission funded project Support to ICT Strategic Planning in Caribbean Parliaments”, a first technical assistance mission visited the National Assembly of Belize from 11 to 14 October 2011. The team met with the Clerk of the National Assembly, Officers of the Main Office and Registry Section, as well as with the ICT focal point to understand and assess the current state of ICT in the parliament.
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First Technical Assistance Mission to the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique

In the framework of the European Commission funded project Support to ICT Strategic Planning in SADC Parliaments”, a first technical mission was conducted to the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique (19 to 23 September 2011) to carry out an assessment of the status of ICT in the Parliament and make initial recommendation for the ICT Strategic Plan.

First Technical Assistance Mission to the Parliament of Barbados

In the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the Caribbean Parliaments”, a first technical mission was conducted to the Parliament of Barbados (19 to 23 September 2011) to carry out an assessment of the status of ICT in both Houses of the Parliament and make initial recommendation for the ICT Strategic Plan.

First Technical Assistance Mission to the National Assembly of Seychelles

In the framework of the project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, a technical mission was conducted to the National Assembly of Seychelles (4 to 9 September 2011) by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament and the SADC Parliamentary Forum, with support from an expert from the Parliament of Finland.

Session 4 - Web 2.0 to increase use of digital resources

Time slot: 
16:00 - 17:30
Panelists
Panelists: 
Moira Fraser, Chair, IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments, and Chief Librarian, Parliament of New Zealand
Soledad Ferreiro, Director of the Library, National Congress of Chile

Session 3 - Capture, management and dissemination of digital resources

Time slot: 
14:00 - 15:30
Panelists
Panelists: 
Alenka Kavčič-Čolić, Secretary, IFLA Information Technology Section, and Head of the Research and Development Unit, National and University Library of Slovenia
Adolfo Furtado, Director of the Centre for Documentation and Information, Chamber of Deputies of Brazil

Session 2 - Creating a digital library

Time slot: 
11:30 - 13:00
Panelists
Panelists: 
Edmund Balnaves, Information Coordinator, IFLA Information Technology Section
Simone Bastos Vieira, Director of the Library, Federal Senate of Brazil

Session 1 - Introduction into concepts and practices of managing digital library sources

Time slot: 
09:30 - 11:00
Panelists
Panelists: 
Edmund Balnaves, Information Coordinator, IFLA Information Technology Section
Donna Scheeder, Member of the Governing Board of IFLA, and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress of the United States of America

Report of the International Workshop "Leveraging ICT to establish a collaborative network among Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean"

Following a two-day meeting held at the National Assembly of Panama, on 15 April 2011 the Secretaries General of sixteen parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean agreed to establish the Exchange Network of Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean with a view to strengthen cooperation among the parliamentary administrations of this region.

Informe del Taller Internacional "Aprovechar las TIC para mejorar los servicios y promover la creación de redes y el intercambio de conocimientos entre bibliotecas parlamentarias de América Latina"

El Taller, que se llevo a cabo durante tres días completos en el Congreso Nacional de Chile en Valparaíso, desde el 19 al 21 de enero de 2011, tuvo como objetivo, aprovechar las TIC para mejorar los servicios y promover la creación de redes y el intercambio de conocimientos entre Bibliotecas Parlamentarias de América Latina, proporcionando una plataforma para funcionarios de los poderes legislativos de América Latina para intercambiar opiniones y experiencias sobre el uso eficaz de tecnologías de la información y de

Grand debut for CODIST II as MPs launch African Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation

Source: 
UNECA
A major outcome of the four-day meeting of the Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (CODIST II) in Addis Ababa in May 2011, has been the launch of the African Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (AIPF-STI) according to the Information and Communications Service of ECA. The Forum will advocate for more investments in Science, Technology and Innovation at country level.
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