The Training seminar for Cambodian parliamentary staff on “The organization of parliamentary committees work” falls directly within the framework of the new relationships established by the Memorandum of Understanding between the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC) and the l’Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), signed in Paris, on January 17, 2019, by Mr Dararith Kim-Yeat, Executive Director of PIC witnessed by its President Mr. Oum Sarith, and Mr Jacques Krabal, Secretary General of the APF. This training aims to strengthen the technical capacities of parliamentary officials so that they can provide improved expertise to parliamentarians in the exercise of their mandates.
The theme of “the organization of parliamentary committees work” includes all the tasks carried out by parliamentary staff within the committees to support parliamentarians in their role as legislators and in their mission of monitoring the work of the Government.
Given the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, this training took place over two half-days (2 x 2 hours), in hybrid mode (participation of Cambodian parliamentary staff in person; participation of officials from the sub-region in video-conference; intervention of speakers by videoconference). In total, it benefited 84 French-speaking parliamentary staff from the Parliaments of Cambodia and Thailand.
The lecturers – who are parliamentary officials coming from the French Parliament – were Mr Mohamed Sadoun, Administrateur at the division of parliamentary relations and international studies of the interparliamentary cooperation at the National Assembly of the French Republic, and Mr Guillaume Renaudineau, Conseiller in charge of the division of interparliamentary cooperation at the Senate of the French Republic.