With the announcement of a national lockdown in the UK in March 2020, CPA UK had to quickly adapt its plans for the year to account for the new restrictions. As the work of parliamentarians across the Commonwealth drastically changed with the arrival of the global pandemic, so too did the nature of our support for our partners across the globe. Through our programmes this year, we have worked to equip parliamentarians with the tools needed to respond effectively to these new challenges, and in doing so we have been able to reach more parliamentarians, and new audiences, through virtual channels.
We are delighted to publish our Annual Review 2020/2021, where you can see highlights from our work across all our priority themes: Public Accounts Committees, Women in Parliament, Trade, Security and Modern Slavery, as well as reflections from CPA UK Chief Executive Jon Davies, and Chair Ian Liddell-Grainger MP.
"I am so impressed at how, through the innovation of colleagues across the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, we’ve still found ways to remain connected. Whether it be the Westminster village or the Commonwealth family, the past twelve months have shown the importance of working together to find shared solutions to the challenges we’ve faced" - Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Speaker of the UK House of Commons