Junior Minister, Hon. Sharie de Castro is representing the Government at the 2019 Westminster Seminar on Effective Parliaments in the United Kingdom.
The annual seminar is the United Kingdom (UK) Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) flagship capacity development programme which takes an experience-based approach, drawing on the perspectives of contributors and participants to stimulate discussion and learning on the role of Parliamentarians and Clerks.
“I am happy to be a part of this cohort where the possibilities are there for gaining a deeper understanding of the components that make up an effective parliament within the Westminister context,” Hon. de Castro stated.
She said the seminar has provided the opportunity to widen networks and to create open communication lines to work collaboratively with peers.”
The objective is for delegates to learn collaboratively in an interactive environment, enhancing their ability to effectively scrutinise, represent and deliver oversight on their respective parliaments.
The programme is in its 68th year and provides a unique platform for participants from across the Commonwealth to network and engage with counterparts, exploring approaches to parliamentary democracy, practice and procedure in the context of the Westminster System and drawing comparisons between Commonwealth legislatures.
The seminar commenced on Monday, November 25 and will end on Friday, November 29 in Westminster, London.