Today, there will be a talk show panel on climate change, with focus on achievements, challenges and efficacy of Parliament interventions.
64TH COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE
Today is the official opening of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala.
Later in the day, there will be a talk show panel on climate change. Focus here will be achievements, challenges and efficacy of Parliament interventions.
There will also be a TED Talk on innovations in Parliament titled The impact of science and technology on how Parliament works today.
Also in the afternoon, a meeting of Society of Clerks will be held.
At 6:30pm, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) secretary general will host a reception for clerks, secretaries to delegations and their spouses/partners and accompanying officials.
There will also be a launch of the pilot CPA online parliamentary staff courses.
Later in the evening, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga will host a welcome dinner for all participants.
Delegates were shuttled to the venue - Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort - for the official opening on Thursday.
Although the conference, which Uganda is hosting for a second time, officially opens today, the programme started on Sunday with the arrival of delegates.
Already, there have been a series of meetings held, during which women parliamentarians have discussed wide-ranging issues as well as conducted elections for new leadership - particularly for the chairpersons of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) and CPA Small Branches.
The newly-elected leaders are Gulzar Khan (Pakistan) and Niki Rattle (Cook Islands), respectively.
On Thursday, delegates took a break to embark on a sightseeing excursion in selected parts of the country, including Busoga region at Kagulu Hill in Buyende and the Source of the Nile in Jinja.
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