World e-Parliament Conference 2010
Date:Thu, 21/10/2010 - Fri, 22/10/2010
Organization:Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Parliament of South Africa, Pan-African Parliament
The World e-Parliament Conference is the international forum of the community of parliaments addressing, from both the political and technical perspectives, how the use of information and communication technology can help improve representation, transparency, accountability, openness, and effectiveness in the complex parliamentary environment. The World e-Parliament Conference 2010 took place on 21 and 22 October 2010 at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was co-organized by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of South Africa, the Pan-African Parliament and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament.
At the conference, leaders and members of parliaments, secretaries-general, parliamentary staff and officials, experts from international organizations and academics who work and deal with information and communication technologies in legislatures had the opportunity to analyze good practices, exchange views on latest trends and institutional developments, learn from each other’s experiences, network with peers, and build partnerships in an international setting.
Building on the experience of previous meetings held in 2007, 2008 and 2009, the World e-Parliament Conference 2010 was structured around plenary sessions focusing on high-level policy discussions and parallel sessions of a more general and technical nature.
The World e-Parliament Conference 2010 also provided an opportunity to review and discuss the results of the World e-Parliament Report 2010 prepared by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament and published by the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union in May 2010.
The World e-Parliament Conference 2010 was preceded by the Pan-African Parliament Speakers Conference and APKN Plenary held at the same venue on the 20th of October 2010.
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