Technical Assistance

First technical assistance mission to the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Within the framework of the European Commission funded project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, the Global Centre undertook a technical assistance mission to the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 26 to 30 March 2012. The mission focused on perception and understanding of the vision, mission and core values of the Senate and made an assessment of the ICT systems in order to deliver a report with strategic direction an

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.

Assessment mission to the Parliament of Turkmenistan

The assessment mission to the Parliament of Turkmenistan, in collaboration with UNDP Turkmenistan, was undertaken from 11 to 21 March. During the meeting with the Speaker the following priorities were defined:

  1. Development of the Parliament website (2012)
  2. Development of an Electronic Document Management System (2013)
  3. Installation of the legislative networking infrastructure  (2014)

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.

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.

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