23rd - 26th May, 2017

8:30am — 5:00pm

Duration: 3 Days


Mombasa, Kenya

Deadline 5th May, 2017

Conference Overview

The 2nd Annual Global Symposium of the Parliamentary Training Institutes (PTIS) will be hosted by The Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST) Kenya in collaboration with McGill University and the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA). This symposium seeks to bring together professionals working in PTIs, Legislative staff, academia, governments, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations with the aim of creating synergies and sharing best practices on the need to harness the capacities of PTIs for enhanced governance in the 21st Century. This will be an excellent platform to examine past and current approaches to the role and mandates of PTIs with a view of identifying viable options to address the emerging challenges in capacity building for legislatures and embrace the available opportunities.

Papers will be presented in the following Sub Themes:

  • Curriculum and training aspects for PTIs;
  • Financing, Structure and Mandates of PTIs;
  • The role of PTIs in Legislative Research;
  • The role of PTIs in Regional cooperation and parliamentary diplomacy;
  • PTIs and their linkages with academic institutions;
  • PTIs and their contribution to Legislative practice and procedures; and
  • PTIs for enhanced Legislative oversight;

Conference Charges

  • East African Participants - Kshs 15,000 (150USD)
  • International Participants - 300USD
  • County Assembly Participants - Kshs.10,000

All amounts are payable to:

Centre for Parliamentary Studies & Training

Co-operative Bank Ltd

Parliament Road Branch

A/c No.01129201146700

Swift Code: KCOOKENA

Confirm your payments to book your place before close of business on 6th May, 2017 to:

Executive Director

Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST)

P.O. Box 41842-00100

Nairobi, Kenya






Theme:‘Harnessing the Capacities of Parliamentary Training Institutes for Enhanced Governance in the 21st Century’

Parliamentary Training Institutes (PTI) Symposium

Symposium Overview

The three day symposium focuses on the changing roles of PTIs in enhancing the legislative mandate of parliaments through capacity building efforts. The symposium will provide an opportunity for participants to share experience based in the study on parliamentary oversight conducted by the CPST/McGill and World Bank in November 2016.


At the end of this symposium the participants will be able to

  • Explain the challenges of capacity building in the parliaments
  • Discuss the Legislative and procedural gaps in parliaments
  • Analyse the Human resource management gaps in parliaments
  • Analyse the Research and records management challenges
  • Discuss the Administration and management challenges
  • Discuss the Finance and procurement challenges
  • Assess the Security and protocol challenges
  • Analyse the Committee management challenges

Symposium Rationale

The Conference will bring together different members of the legislative community from different countries to share experiences regarding the capacity building efforts in Legislatures.

Target Group

The target group for this symposium includes Clerks of parliaments, Directors of PTIs Deputy Clerks, Senior parliamentary managers and other senior staff like directors, chief Hansard editors, chief research officers, chief serjeant at-arms, and Registry managers, and committee clerks.

Benefits of Attending:

The participant will be able to gain relevant experience in the governance and management of PTIs and their roles in Parliaments.


Parliamentary Training Institutes (PTI) Symposium Partners

Recent Institutional MoU's