International Parliamentary Conference on National Security: 27 - 31 March 2017
The International Parliamentary Conference on National Security, held in Westminster between the 27 - 31 March 2017, was designed to increase parliamentarians’ knowledge of and build capacity on national security through engaging interactive discussion sessions and networking opportunities with key stakeholders. The programme focused on a range of themes covering legislation, committee scrutiny, budgets, and engagement with civil society, international institutions and the private sector.
The Conference was part of a series of major international parliamentary conferences held annually by CPA UK to explore parliamentarians' role in economic and social development. Find more information on the conference series here.
The project outcome report can be found here.
Regional Workshops in Asia-Pacific, Africa & the Caribbean: October - December 2016
Regional Workshops in Asia-Pacific, Africa & the Caribbean
The Commonwealth Secretariat, CPA UK and the Organization of American States (OAS) in collaboration with other partner organisations organised three Regional Workshops (phase 1) in Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean between July and October 2016 as part of the Commonwealth Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Project. Each workshop was overseen by one partner alongside a host Parliament and brought together 30-50 parliamentarians from Commonwealth countries and territories across the region for a 3.5 day programme. The workshops examined cybersecurity within their own regional contexts. The regional workshops were designed to allow participants to share experiences and case studies, benefit from discussions on issues relevant to their country and constituency, and network with parliamentarians and representatives from NGOs and the private sector in neighbouring countries.
CPA UK oversaw the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop, hosted by the Queensland Parliament in Brisbane, Australia which took place from 25-28 July 2016. The report can be found here.
OAS oversaw the Caribbean Regional Workshop, which took place in Washington DC on 17-20 October 2016.
The Commonwealth Secretariat oversaw the African Regional Workshop, which took place on 28 November- 1 December 2016.