Hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, this webinar is to support Commonwealth clerks and parliamentary staff who are currently dealing with or are facing the prospect of, maintaining the functioning of parliament during a full or partial lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Building on the insights from the recent CPA publication: COVID-19 and Delivering Parliamentary Democracy: A Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliament, the session will focus on how clerks and parliamentary staff are navigating these conditions, including conducting virtual plenary sessions, committee meetings and other important business, as well as the various legal, procedural and technical challenges that have emerged through attempts to adapt to the emergency measures.

With discussions led by Commonwealth clerks and parliamentary staff, the session will also enable panellists and attendees to share experiences and best practices from across the Commonwealth during the crisis.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020. 14.00 – 15.30 (GMT+1)
CPA Regions – Africa, BIM, CAA, Canada

Wednesday, 6 May 2020. 08.00 – 09.30 (GMT+1)  
CPA Regions – Asia, Australia, India, Pacific, Southeast Asia