Parliamentary Practices and Procedures

Start: Mar 4, 2024
End: Mar 15, 2024
Venue: Mombasa - Kenya
Duration: 2 weeks
Statement of Need

Parliaments play important functions in any country. These include making laws, overseeing the executive arm of government, representing citizens and seeking redress to their grievances and deliberating through asking questions, presenting motions and making statements. For parliament to effectively perform all these functions, staff working with members of parliament must be knowledgeable and multi- skilled.

Participants will learn strategies for fostering interdepartmental collaboration, including effective communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. By enhancing their collaborative skills, parliamentary staff will contribute to a cohesive and harmonious working environment, enabling parliament to function more efficiently.

Who Attends

Speakers of national parliaments, regional parliaments and county assemblies, clerks at the table, senior assistant clerks at the table, parliamentary staff in committees and in budget office, other senior parliamentary staff such as planning, monitoring and evaluation departments and parliamentary liaison officers in government ministries.

How participants will benefit

At the end of the performance, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the rationale for the various parliamentary practices and procedures;
  • Apply hands on management techniques to improve individual effectiveness;
  • Describe approaches to enhance the working of parliament;
  • Provide policy advice and technical support to members of parliament.

US$ 2500 to cover tuition and training materials only.