Best Practices and Knowledge Sharing

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

Democracy Web: Comparative Studies in Freedom

Source: 
http://www.democracyweb.org/

Democracy Web is composed of an interactive world map and an online study guide developed by the Albert Shanker Institute and Freedom House for use by teachers, professors, and their upper secondary- and lower college-level students. The study guide and map offer an overview of the basic architecture of democracy, give historical background information, and provide a framework for comparing the state of political rights and civil liberties in different countries around the world.

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.

Building an ICT-based parliamentary library

Time slot: 
14:30 - 16:00
Panelists
Moderator: 
Raissa Teodori, Secretary of the IFLA Section on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments and Head of the Special Collection Office of the Library of the Senate of Italy
Panelists: 
Soledad Ferreiro, Director of the Library of the Congress of Chile
Sari Pajula, Director of the Library of the Parliament of Finland
Roxanne Missingham, Librarian of the Parliament of Australia

Today, collections of resources and archives organized and maintained by libraries and research services can be dynamic tools accessed on a daily basis by parliamentarians and the public to provide background and context to current policy debates. However, only a few parliamentary libraries and research services have been able to develop and provide this advanced assistance. Many are small, resource constrained and lagging behind in their adoption of technology.

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.

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.

Southern Cone Regional Workshop on "Connected Parliaments." The Impact of New Technologies in the Transformation of the Legislative Branch: From Awareness to Action

Date: 
Thu, 12/08/2010 - Fri, 13/08/2010

The Institutional Capacity of the State Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) jointly with the Legislative Branch Unit of the Department for Effective Public Management of the Secretariat for Political Affairs of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Honorable General Assembly of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, are organizing the Southern Cone Regional Workshop on the Impact of New Technologies in the Transformation of the Legislative Branch: From Awareness to Action, which will take place in the Legislative Palace, in Montevideo, Uruguay on August 12th and 13th, 2010.

IPAIT 7: Privacy, Accuracy Property, Accessibility and ICT - CANCELLED

Date: 
Thu, 19/11/2009 - Sun, 22/11/2009

NOTE: IPAIT VII has been cancelled

Hosted by the Parliament of India, the Seventh General Assembly of the International Parliamentarians’ Association for Information Technology (IPAIT) will take place from 19 to 22 November 2009 in New Delhi and will focus on the theme of "Privacy, Accuracy Property, Accessibility and ICT".

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