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Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight in Vanuatu

CDI’s long-running support for Deakin University’s Summer Residential Program for Public Accounts Committees continued in 2012, with our sponsorship allowing a delegation from the Vanuatu Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to attend the February 2012 edition of the Program.

The Program is a one-week intensive training for members and staff from public accounts committees in developing countries. It provides an opportunity for participants to share experiences and discuss emerging issues. This year, they tookpart in a mock public hearing designed by the Parliamentary Leadership and Governance Group at Deakin University, drawing on concepts and materials developed by CDI.

The Vanuatu delegation included the Hon Ioanne Simon MP (Committee Chairman), Hon Dominique Morin MP and Hon Kitiso Teilemb MP (both members of the committee), John Path (the Auditor-General of Vanuatu) and Patricia Kalpokas (from the Parliament’s secretariat).

CDI Deputy Director Grant Harrison met with the delegation during the Program to discuss a program of continuing assistance for the Vanuatu Public Accounts Committee involving in-country training for members and staff, mentoring assistance in support of a committee hearing, and dialogue and networking events.

Click on these links for more details:

Flyer | Deakin University 7th Annual Summer Residency Program for PACs
Vanuatu PAC | SRP Letter of Thanks
Parliament of Vanuatu | Home page
CDI & Vanuatu


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The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

Established in 1998, CDI is funded by the Australian Government. The Centre is based in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

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