Regional Networks

Report of the Workshop on “ICT Strategic Planning in the Caribbean Parliaments”, 27-29 September 2010, Barbados

The  Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning in Parliaments of the Caribbean, held from 27 to 29 September 2010 in Bridgetown , Barbados, provided a regional platform to exchange practices among the Caribbean parliaments on the potential of ICT in parliament and on the importance of strategic planning for its effective adoption and integration in

International Workshop "Leveraging ICT to improve services and promote networking and knowledge sharing among Latin American parliamentary libraries"

Date: 
Wed, 19/01/2011 - Fri, 21/01/2011

The Report of the Workshop is now available.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, organized the workshop “Leveraging ICT to improve services and promote networking and knowledge sharing among Latin American parliamentary libraries”. The workshop was hosted by the National Congress of Chile in Valparaiso from 19 to 21 January 2011.

Report of the Workshop “ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, July 2010, Namibia

The Workshop “ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, held from 26 to 28 July 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia, provided a regional platform to raise awareness among the SADC parliaments on the potential of ICT in parliament and on the importance of strategic planning for the effective adoption and integration of ICT in parliamentary processes.

Les avantages des réseaux parlementaires : Le cas de APKN

Time slot: 
09:30 - 11:00
Panelists
Moderator: 
Zingile Dingani, Secretary to the Parliament of South Africa
Panelists: 
Cecilia Matanga, Programme Officer, Africa i-Parliament Action Plan, UN/DESA
Simon Engitu, Chair of the APKN Working Group on Parliamentary Libraries, and Assistant Director, Library Services, Parliament of Uganda
Mireille Eza, Director of Noria, Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie

La mission de l’APKN est de soutenir les travaux des Assemblées africaines en établissant des mécanismes et des procédures d'échange d'information et d'expérience dans des domaines d'intérêt commun. Il entend également améliorer la coopération pour le développement institutionnel, le renforcement des capacités et la formation du personnel, et collaborer pour le développement technologique en vue d’assurer les fonctions parlementaires.

Allocutions d'ouverture

Time slot: 
10:00 - 11:00
Panelists
Moderator: 
Zwelethu L. Madasa, Clerk of the Pan-African Parliament
Panelists: 
Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie, Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration of the Republic of South Africa
Jeffrey Griffith, Senior Advisor, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
  1. Gouverner en temps de mutations technologiques
  2. Aperçu des conclusions du Rapport mondial 2010 sur l'e-Parlement

The benefits of parliamentary networks: the APKN case

Time slot: 
09:30 - 11:00
Panelists
Moderator: 
Zingile Dingani, Secretary to the Parliament of South Africa
Panelists: 
Cecilia Matanga, Programme Officer, Africa i-Parliament Action Plan, UN/DESA
Simon Engitu, Chair of the APKN Working Group on Parliamentary Libraries, and Assistant Director, Library Services, Parliament of Uganda
Mireille Eza, Director of Noria, Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie

The mission of the Africa Parliamentary Knowledge Network (APKN) is to support the work of African assemblies by establishing mechanisms and procedures for exchanging information and experience in areas of common interest. It also intends to strengthen cooperation for institutional development, capacity building and staff training, and collaborate on technology development to serve parliamentary functions.

The Workshop on "ICT Strategic Planning in Parliaments of the Caribbean" took place in Barbados

27 September - Hon. Michael Carrington, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbados, opened the Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning in Parliaments of the Caribbean addressing parliamentary delegations of twelve countries attending the meeting. The Workshop, co-organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, and the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD), focused on experiences and methodologies to better plan ICT processes in the legislative environment.

Keynote addresses

Time slot: 
10:00 - 11:00
Panelists
Moderator: 
Zwelethu L. Madasa, Clerk of the Pan-African Parliament
Panelists: 
Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie, Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration of the Republic of South Africa
Jeffrey Griffith, Senior Advisor, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
  1. Governing at a time of technological changes
  2. An overview of the findings of the World e-Parliament Report 2010

IPEX: Interparliamentary EU Information Exchange

Exchanging EU information among parliaments has become increasingly important during the past decade. In order to facilitate the flow of information, national parliaments - in cooperation with the European Parliament - have created their own database and website – www.ipex.eu.

Taller sobre la Planificación Estratégica de TIC en los Parlamentos Caribeños

Date: 
Mon, 27/09/2010 - Wed, 29/09/2010

El Taller sobre la "Planificación Estratégica de TIC en los Parlamentos Caribeños" llevado a cabo  en Bridgetown, Barbados el 27, 28, 29 de septiembre de 2010 y ha tenido como objetivo promover una plataforma regional para el intercambio de experiencias entre los parlamentos caribeños acerca del potencial de TIC en el parlamento y el proceso de planificación estratégica de TIC.

El Taller  fue destinado a los Secretarios Generales y al Personal/Directores de TIC.

Atelier sur la Planification Stratégique des TIC aux Parlements des Caraïbes

Date: 
Mon, 27/09/2010 - Wed, 29/09/2010

L'atelier sur la "Planification Stratégique des TIC aux Parlements des Caraïbes", qui s'est tenu du 27 au 29 Septembre à Bridgetown, Barbade, visait à fournir une plate-forme régionale afin de sensibiliser les Parlements des Caraïbes sur les potentiels des TIC au Parlement et sur l'importance de la planification stratégique pour l'adoption et l'intégration efficaces des TIC dans les processus parlementaires.

L'atelier s'addressait aux Secrétaires généraux, Directeurs des TIC et personnel informatique au sein des administrations parlementaires.

First APKN Plenary

Date: 
Tue, 19/10/2010 - Wed, 20/10/2010

The APKN Charter of 2008 stipulates that the APKN operates under the authority of the Speakers and Presidents of APKN member assemblies who meet in plenary every two years to approve the reports of activities and the strategic plan of action of the APKN as presented by the Executive Committee, as well as set new priorities and goals for the next two years.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the Project are the parliamentary assemblies of 16 countries of the Caribbean region.

Activities

Second Regional Workshop “The Impact of New Technologies in the Transformation of the Legislative Branch: From Awareness, to Planning, to Action”

The Regional Workshop entitled “The Impact of New Technologies in the Transformation of the Legislative Branch: From Awareness, to Planning, to Action” was roganized by the United Nations, through its Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD), from May 30th ‐ June 1st, 2012, in Bridgetown, Barbados.
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First Regional Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning in the Parliaments of the Caribbean

The Regional Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning in Parliaments of the Caribbean, held from 27 to 29 September in Bridgetown, Barbados, provided a regional platform to exchange practices among the Caribbean parliaments on the potential of ICT in parliament and on the importance of strategic planning for its effective adoption and integration in parliamentary processes.
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Technical Missions

Two technical assistance missions of one week took place in each parliament of the Caribbean region. Each mission was conducted by a team of two/three experts, preferably IT staff of more technologically-advanced parliaments, who worked with the staff of the beneficiary parliament. The first mission aimed to carry out an assessment of the state of ICT of the parliament and outline gaps and opportunities for future strategic recommendations for its improvement. The second mission focused on the preparation of the strategic plan. Between the first and second mission, the mission team of experts prepared an Assessment Report to help maximize the impact of the second mission and the following formulation of the ICT strategic plan. The Assessment Report was shared with the recipient parliaments in between missions in order to finalize it with additional contributions and inputs. In addition, members of the strategic planning teams of each parliament were exposed to the tools, resources and methods needed for upgrading their skills and build institutional capacity in this domain. Parallel to it, the strategic planners’ teams were invited to take part in a virtual discussion with peers from other parliaments in the region, which resulted in the establishment of a regional community of practice of planners

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