On 26th and 27th January 2023, CPA UK delivered the third Caribbean Clerks Programme, in partnership with the Parliament of Barbados and ParlAmericas. This followed two successful virtual editions of the programme in 2021 and 2022, and was the first time the conference had been held in-person.
Sixteen legislatures across the Caribbean participated in the programme, with 34 clerks and officials from the Caribbean region and the UK travelling to Bridgetown. Delegates participating included clerks, deputy clerks, researchers and support staff. The sessions ran across two days and was hosted in the Senate Chamber of the Parliament of Barbados. The approach of the programme was one of peer-to-peer learning, with attendees sharing their knowledge and expertise. The sessions covered a number of topics, including the role of a clerk, working effectively with members, and operating with resource constraints.
The full report from the Caribbean Clerks Conference can be read here