Posted by: africanpressorganization | 21 October 2010

South Africa / World e-Parliament conference kicks off at the Pan African Parliament / 21 – 22 October 2010

 


 

 

 

South Africa / World e-Parliament conference kicks off at the Pan African Parliament / 21 – 22 October 2010

 

 

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 21, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World e-Parliament conference aimed at promoting sustainable high quality information services by Parliaments will tomorrow, Thursday, 21 October to Friday, 22 October 2010 take place at Pan African Parliament at the Gallagher Estate.

 
 

Tomorrow’s programme will take place as follows:

 

Main session

 

THEME: PARLIAMENT AND THE MEDIA IN THE INFORMATION AGE

 

Chair: Dan Kidega, Member of the East Africa Legislative Assembly

Panelists:

Zweledinga Pallo Jordan, former Minister of Arts and Culture of the Government of

South Africa

Abdelhamid Saadaoui, Member of the House of Councilors of Morocco

 

 

2nd session

 

 

THEME: EXPANDING ACCESS TO INFORMATION; IMPLICATIONS FOR PARLIAMENTARIANS, THE CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE PUBLIC

 

Chair: Henk Ramnandanlal, Member of the National Assembly of Suriname

Panelists:

Andy Williamson, Director, Digital Democracy, Hansard Society

Obed Bapela, House Chairperson, National Assembly of South Africa

Jose Pedro Montero, Secretary General of the House of Representatives of

Uruguay and Vice President of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliament

(ASGP)

 

The World e-Parliament Conference will be opened by Mousaa Idriss Ndele, President of the Pan African Parliament, Mninwa Mahlangu, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces of South Africa, Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for policy coordination and Inter-Agency affairs of the United Nations and Ntlhoi Motsamai, Speaker of the National Assembly of Lesotho. The key note address themed Governing at the time of technological changes will be delivered by Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie, Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration of the Republic of South Africa. Leaders, Members of Parliament, senior parliamentary officials, academics and experts from international organizations will attend the conference.

 

This conference is organised by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of South Africa, the PAP and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament. It is held for the first time in Africa and builds on World e-Parliament conferences held in Geneva in 2007, Brussels in 2008 and Washington in 2009.

 

SOURCE 

Pan-African Parliament (PAP)


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