Fifth Overseas Territories Forum on Oversight of Public Finances and Good Governance, Westminster, 29 November - 1 December 2022
Parliamentarians, clerks, electoral officials, and external and internal auditors from across the UK Overseas Territories travelled to Westminster to attend the fifth Overseas Territories Forum. The Forum was delivered by CPA UK, in collaboration with the National Audit Office, and the Government Internal Audit Agency. Over the three days, the Forum offered the opportunity for delegates to discuss and share knowledge through panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and meetings.
To read the Fifth Overseas Territories Forum Report, click here.
Fourth Overseas Territories Forum on Oversight of Public Finances & Good Governance, Virtual, 30 November - 2 December 2021
Key actors from the UK and the Overseas Territories met virtually from 30 November to 2 December for the Oversight of Public Finance and Good Governance Forum 2021. This was the fourth programme of its kind, designed to bring together key stakeholders from across the Overseas Territories, including Speakers, Members, and Clerks from Legislatures, as well as Internal and External Auditors and Electoral Officials, to explore issues relating to good governance and oversight of public finances.
PAC Inquiry Workshop, Virtual, 11-22 October 2021
CPA UK hosted two, five-day virtual training workshops for Commonwealth Public Accounts Committees, giving delegates an opportunity to explore each stage of an inquiry process from evidence gathering and effective questioning techniques to reports, recommendations, and media engagement.
Post-Election Seminar, Turks and Caicos Islands, 16-23 September 2021
CPA UK was delighted to have been invited by the House of Assembly of Turks and Caicos Islands, to deliver a Post-Election Seminar from 16-23 September. The Seminar set out to equip the new cohort of parliamentarians with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their duties effectively, through a series of activities in which parliamentarians exchanged on a range of topics.
Public Accounts Committee Training, Virtual, 5-7 July 2021
CPA UK were invited by the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to deliver a three-day training for parliamentarians of the newly formed Public accounts Committee (PAC). The training, which took place virtually, aimed to equip elected representatives in TCI with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their parliamentary duties effectively.
Clerk Leadership Group, Virtual, April 2021 to present
The Clerk Leadership Group was launched in April 2021 and is a network designed to provide a forum for clerks from across the Overseas Territories to share their knowledge, expertise, and best practices on parliamentary clerk services with one another. The Clerk Leadership Groups meets at least once a quarter.
Election Expert Mission to the TCI General Election, Virtual, 10-23 February 2021
At the invitation of the Governor of TCI, His Excellency Nigel Dakin OBE, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) conducted a virtual Election Expert Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands General Elections in February 2021. The invitation was supported by the then Government and Official Opposition of TCI.
Westminster Seminar, Virtual, 23-25 November 2020
CPA UK's flagship programme for newly-elected parliamentarians and clerks, providing a unique platform for participants to network and engage with counterparts; exploring approaches to parliamentary democracy, practice and procedure in the context of parliamentary systems from across the Commonwealth, drawing comparisons between different legislatures. A Parliamentarian from TCI spoke as part of the programme.