Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees Regional Workshop Series - Caribbean

21 January 2020 - 23 January 2020

Venue: Port of Spain

From 21-23 January 2020, CPA UK hosted the CAPAC Caribbean Regional Workshop, in partnership with the Parliament of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop welcomed Chairs, Members, and Clerks from 11 Caribbean Commonwealth Public Accounts or equivalent Committees to Port of Spain for a three-day workshop.

The programme was tailored to the interests and challenges of the delegates, which were collected through the biennial CAPAC survey issued to PACs or equivalent committees in the region.

As a result of the survey feedback, the workshop focused on areas such as: what makes an effective PAC, the preparation, delivery and results of PAC inquiries including:selecting witnesses and gathering evidence and effective questioning techniques, whilst Clerks focused on working with witnesses and delivering comprehensive briefings.

Due to regional challenges, delegates also explored 'enablers and blockers' and heard from the Caribbean Development Bank and the World Bank on the role of the PAC in Environmental Resilience as well as exploring Gender Sensitive Scrutiny.

This workshop is part of a wider project PAC project delivered by CPA UK as part of the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D).

For further information about this workshop and the wider CAPAC programme, please contact Sarah Giles at and Rebekah Northall at 

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