STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND CITIZEN REPRESENTATION

The overall objective is to draw the attention of regional parliaments to changes taking place in the regional and global context, stimulating a discussion on the impact of their structures on their capacity to cope with the changes and leading a search for some reforms to bridge those gaps using the case of the East African Legislative Assembly

Session I: Increasing Responsiveness of Regional Parliaments to Challenges of Change.

The session introduces the organizational aspects of parliaments and implications of those aspects to the skills required to serve them.

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Session II: Reimagining, Redesigning & Repositioning Parliaments for 2030 & Beyond

The session starts with a discussion of the concepts of efficiency and effectiveness from a socio-technical point view.

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Session III: Attributes of Successful Leaders

The session focuses on the critical roles of parliamentary committees and the challenges they face in their work.

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Session IV: Characteristics of Unproductive & Negative Leadership Styles

Using the African Parliamentary Index, used by the Parliamentary Centre, the session introduces indicators used in the index, takes the participants through each of them and discusses the results of self –assessment by Members of Parliament in seven African countries in 2011. 

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