Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D), Sep 2018 - Mar 2020
Funded by the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D), CPA UK delivered a series of regional CAPAC workshops building on the success of a bespoke Public Accounts Committee Africa - UK PAC Workshop delivered by CPA UK in Kenya in August 2018. Fiji was the first of these workshops focusing on Public Accounts Committees in the Pacific region, followed by workshops in Asia (August 2019) and the Caribbean (January 2020). A final Pan-Commonwealth workshop was due to take place in Westminster in March 2020, but was unfortunately cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Despite the Pan-Commonwealth Workshop not taking place as planned, presentations and content that had been prepared by speakers was later captured through videos and uploaded to the CAPAC
Online Portal as resources. Throughout the Regional Workshop Series between 2018-2020, CPA UK engaged with over 150 delegates from nearly 50 PACs across the Commonwealth. Further information and the final report of the CP4D project can be found here.
UKOTP December Forum, Dec 2019
CPA UK hosted the third multilateral Forum of the UK Overseas Territories Project in partnership with the UK National Audit Office (NAO) and the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA). The participating delegation comprised of 28 representatives from 10 UK Overseas Territories, with Public Accounts Committee Members, External Auditors and Internal Auditors represented.
UK Parliament Week, Nov 2019
As part of UK Parliament Week, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA UK) organised an engaging discussion on how Select Committees work for us, the public. Prominent speakers explored how Select Committees work, the important role they play in parliamentary scrutiny, and how the public can engage with them, from providing ideas for inquiries through to giving evidence.
Falklands PAC Workshop:, June 2019
As part of the UK Overseas Territories Project, CPA UK coordinated, in partnership with the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, a workshop for Members and clerks from the Falkland Islands PAC.
UKOTP Miami Forum, March 2019
As part of its UK Overseas Territories Project, CPA UK hosted a multilateral forum in Miami, attended by PAC Chairs, Clerks as well as Head of Internal and External Audit from across the UK Overseas Territories. The programme explored issues such as the management of large scale projects, conducting inquiries and following-up on recommendations.
CAPAC Regional Workshop Series: Pacific, 19 - 21 February 2019
CPA UK delivered the first in a series of CAPAC workshops in Suva, Fiji from 19 -21 February. Read the report here. The workshop was attended by Chairs, Members and Clerks from 11 Pacific Island Public Accounts Committees. The workshop formed part of CPA UK's work as part of the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D).
Clerk attachment to Bermuda, Feb 2019
The Bermuda Public Accounts Committee (PAC) welcomed Stephen McGinness, Clerk of the House of Commons PAC between 4 and15 February 2019. The attachment was facilitated by the UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP). Steve worked alongside the Clerk of the PAC in the Bermuda Parliament and other relevant stakeholders.
Clerk attachment to Cayman, Jan 2019
As part of its UK Overseas Territories Project, CPA UK sent a PAC Clerk to undertake a two-week attachment with the PAC in Cayman Islands. The attachment ran from 7-17 January 2019, and provided bespoke face-to-face assistance in the preparation of inquiry planning, public reporting, and communications with the aim of strengthening the capacity of the committee.