WSG to train Commonwealth parliamentarians
WSG is proud to announce that it has won the tender to provide certificate programmes to members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
WSG is proud to announce that it has won the tender to provide certificate programmes to members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Participants will be nominated by national, provincial and State legislatures from 53 Commonwealth countries.
The School is well suited to deliver this training, having provided training and support to parliamentarians across South Africa and Africa. The programmes will run in the first quarter of 2017, and include online as well as contact components to be held at WSG. The training will produce well informed, skilled parliamentary leaders who change their society for the better.
The aim of the CPA is to advance parliamentary democracy by enhancing knowledge and understanding of democratic governance and by building an informed parliamentary community that is able to deepen the Commonwealth’s democratic commitment and further co-operation among its 180 member Parliaments and legislatures.
The outcomes of the training will include:
- Greater depth of knowledge of parliamentary practice and procedure.
- Increased practical and useful knowledge based on accepted theories and international good practices, e.g. CPA Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures.
- Improved individual skill sets as attendees apply acquired knowledge in their own parliamentary setting and apply specific ideas and examples on how to improve their work as parliamentarians.
- Well informed, skilled parliamentary leaders who change their society for the better and are brand ambassadors for the CPA.