PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

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Overview

Parliamentary committees are a vital part of the work of the Parliament. This program provides an overview of the administrative and technical work of committees, and practical aspects of the work of committee staff.

 
 
 
 
Objectives

The course aims to build the knowledge of trainees on how parliamentary committee work is conducted across legislatures, to strengthen the skills of the trainees performing administrative tasks such as:

  • Providing advice to the committee members on procedural questions
  • Preparing committee agendas and assigning committee hearing rooms
  • Communicating with ministries and institutions
  • Notifying witnesses regarding their appearance at committee hearings
  • Arranging committee travels

The course aims to strengthen the skills of the participating staff to perform technical work such as:

  • Writing reports on topics being considered by the committee
  • Drafting briefing notes and other materials to familiarize committee members with a topic
  • Preparing questions for the committee members to ask witnesses
  • Suggesting witnesses that can be questioned when committee members are studying a topic or a piece of legislation
  • Preparing amendments on legislation for committee members

The course also aims to facilitate networking opportunities and the exchange of good practices between parliamentary practitioners (North-South and Regional/South-South).

DURATION

The training program will be conducted through a 3-4 day workshop

VENUE

Training will take place at the Parliament of Myanmar.

If travel is not possible all training will be done through distance learning.

DATE

2021 program dates to be determined

PARTICIPANTS

Participating Parliamentary administrations will each select up to 20 members of staff.

LANGUAGES

The training will be conducted in English and translated into Burmese upon request

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