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64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference officially opens

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Added 26th September 2019 09:30 AM

Today, there will be a talk show panel on climate change, with focus on achievements, challenges and efficacy of Parliament interventions.

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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

September 22-29

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.

 

 Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and President Yoweri Museveni

 

 

 

 Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah is in the house

 

 

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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