Members of Parliament Attend the New Induction Programme

Jan 31, 2017

Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

Newly elected Members of the Parliament of Georgia are attending a new induction programme to get ready for the implementation of their constitutional mandate. The third phase of the programme on January 23 – February 1 includes intensive two-day training for 80 MPs from parliamentary majority and minority.

The training has been tailor made for the Georgian MPs by the Parliament Staff with assistance from the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), and from the USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Throughout the training sessions, Members of Parliament receive practical guidance on parliamentary work and attend presentations and seminars on specific topics, such as human rights, gender equality, constituency outreach and media relations. The MPs have an opportunity to meet members of Parliament Staff, representatives of Public Defender and State Audit Office, civil society organizations and invited experts in specific areas.

The training for MPs is part of a four-phase induction programme which informs Members of Parliament about their legislative, oversight and representative functions, broader roles and constitutional responsibilities. The concept of the induction programme is based on the best international practice in this area, including for the experience of British Parliament. 

The preparation and implementation of the induction programme for Georgian MPs is one of the components of a wider support to parliamentary democracy in Georgia co-funded by the European Union (EU) and Parliament of Georgia, and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).

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