Technical Assistance

World e-Parliament Conference 2008

Date: 
Tue, 25/11/2008 - Wed, 26/11/2008

The Report of the World e-Parliament Conference 2008 is now available.

The World e-Parliament Conference 2008 took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 25 and 26 November 2008. The Conference was co-organized by the European Parliament and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, a joint initiative of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and a core group of partners, established in 2006 to promote the role of parliaments in advancing the Information Society goals as well as the effective use of ICT for the modernization of parliamentary processes.

World e-Parliament Conference 2007 - Challenges and benefits of ICT in parliamentary processes

Date: 
Thu, 11/10/2007

The World e-Parliament Conference provided an opportunity to debate the challenges and benefits provided by ICT and analyzed successful approaches, identified good practices and lessons learned.
The Conference was aimed at parliamentarians, Secretaries General and parliamentary staff and officials who work with ICT, such as legislative staff, IT administrators, knowledge managers and librarians.

World e-Parliament Conference 2010

Date: 
Thu, 21/10/2010 - Fri, 22/10/2010

The World e-Parliament Conference 2010 took place on 21 and 22 October 2010 at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was co-organized by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of South Africa, the Pan-African Parliament and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament.
Speeches and presentations

Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments

Between October 2009 and June 2012 the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, in partnership with the Southern Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADCPF), implemented the project  “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”.

Rapport mondial 2010 sur l’e-Parlement

Les Nations Unies et l'Union interparlementaire ont publié le Rapport mondial 2010 sur l'e-Parlement. Le Rapport, préparé par le Centre mondial pour les TIC au Parlement, vise à aider les législatures à tirer profit des bénéfices potentiels des TIC dans leur travail et à établir les objectifs et priorités clés pour exploiter cette importante ressource. Tout en mettant en évidence la complexité de l'e-parlement, le Rapport suggère des voies et moyens de surmonter certains des obstacles à l'utilisation effective de la technologie dans l'environnement parlementaire.

Technical Assistance to the Parliament of Sudan

From 4 to 8 July 2010 the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the UNDP Office in Khartoum, undertook a mission to assess the use of information and communication technologies of both chambers of the Parliament of Sudan. The mission team was composed by two experts from the Global Centre and the Parliament of Finland.

Technical Assistance to the Council of the Nation and the National Assembly of Algeria

At the request of the UNDP Country Office in Algier, the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament fielded a technical mission to analyze the current use of information and communication technologies in the Parliament of Algeria, from 9 to 14 of May 2010. The mission focused on diagnostic and analysis of ICT solutions to improve legislative, oversight and representative functions of the Council of the Nation and the National Assembly of Algeria.

Technical Assistance to the Parliament of Guinea-Bissau - second assessment

The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament undertook a second assessment on the use of ICT in the National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau from 23 April to 3 May 2010. The second technical assistance mission focused on the development of an ICT Strategic Development Plan for the next five years, with recommendations on ICT solutions to improve legislative, oversight and representative functions. The mission responded to a request made by the UNDP Country Office in Guinea-Bissau.

Technical Assistance to the Parliament of Georgia

At the request of the OECD (Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development), the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament participated in the assessment on the use of ICT in the Parliament of the Republic of Georgia, from 22 to 26 March 2010. The technical assistance mission focused on openness, transparency and effectiveness of legal drafting process in the Parliament, mainly through reforming the IT system (internet and intranet), to improve efficiency of the activity of MPs and of consultative and participatory mechanisms.

Technical Assistance to the National Assembly of Vietnam

From 8 to 12 March 2010 the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament facilitated and supported a mission to the National Assembly of Vietnam of one parliamentary ICT Project Management Expert from the Parliament of Finland. Requested by the UNDP Office in Vietnam, the mission aimed to contribute to the effective integration of ICT into the National Assembly's newly-established Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS).

Technical Assistance to the Parliament of Guinea-Bissau

At the request of the UNDP Office in Guinea-Bissau, the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament undertook an assessment of the current uses of information and communication technologies in the National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau from 22 February to 5 March 2010. The technical assistance mission focused on ICT infrastructure and human resources needs of the Parliament.
The assessment is part of a larger initiative of UNDP in preparation for an ICT Strategic Plan for the Parliament to be implemented in the next five years.

The World e-Parliament Conference took place in Washington D.C.

Date: 
Tue, 03/11/2009 - Thu, 05/11/2009

The 2009 edition of the World e-Parliament Conference  took place from 3 to 5 November 2009 at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
The Conference is the annual forum of the community of parliaments addressing, from both the policy and technical perspectives, how the use of information and communication technology can help improve representation, transparency, accountability, openness, and effectiveness in the complex parliamentary environment.

The Report of the World e-Parliament Conference 2009 is now available.

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