CPA UK hosted a virtual programme for committee chairs and clerks from the Parliament of Sierra Leone, from the 5 - 9 October 2020.
With the delegations original plans to visit Westminster in March postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the programme was facilitated online to bring together parliamentarians and clerks from the UK and Sierra Leone.
This virtual programme explored the work of select committees in the UK, with a focus on the role of committee chairs. Sessions touched on aspects such as the importance witness diversity and building cross-party consensus.
The final day of the programme looked at the communications angle of holding effective committee hearings, during which participants considered the opportunities and challenges around virtual committee proceedings, in light of the procedural changes adopted by the UK Parliament in April.
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