Councillors Scipio and Ellick to attend overseas conferences

Councillor Christine Scipio departed the Island on Sunday, 15 September, to attend the 6th British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference in Jersey to be held between 19 and 21 September 2019.

The conference, themed ‘The next 100 years’, will include a Steering Committee Meeting and various workshops on Diversity, Women in Tech, Sustainable Future and Political Art. The Jersey Student Committee will also host a workshop on the conference namesake, and a key note speech on ‘Equality, a roadmap for change’ will be delivered.

Councillor Gavin Ellick departs the Island this coming Saturday, 21 September, to attend the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the Parliament of Uganda and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Uganda branch between 22 and 29 September 2019.

The 64th CPC will be one of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians and will explore the theme of ‘adaption, engagement, and evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth’.

During the Conference there will also be a number of additional conferences and meetings including: 37th CPA Small Branches Conference; 6th triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference; 64th CPA General Assembly; meetings of the CPA Executive Committee; and the Society of Clerks at the Table (SOCATT) meetings.

The CPC offers the prospect of the coming together of the CPA’s global membership to address the critical issues facing today’s Parliaments.

Councillor Ellick commented:

“I am looking forward to representing St Helena at the 64th CPC in Uganda. My aim is to learn, educate and network with delegates from around the Commonwealth.

“No doubt the discussions will be invaluable and I hope that I will be able to implement some of what I have learnt during the conference here on the Island.”

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16 September 2019

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