African Parliamentary officials from eleven countries, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum and the Pan African Parliament will discuss at a United Nations workshop the benefits of applying Information and Communications Technologies to their work in order to promote parliamentary democracy.
The workshop is part of the bigger project 'Strengthening Parliaments' Information Systems in Africa – a Regional Initiative' which aims to assist African countries by providing an efficient support structure for the administration of Parliaments, increasing parliamentary knowledge management skills and strengthening regional networking among African Parliaments. It also strives for more transparency by facilitating access to parliamentary proceedings and encouraging civic participation in political processes. To be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 27 to 30 June. The Division for Public Administration and Development Management at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is organising the workshop by in collaboration with the Pan African Parliament.