Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica), under the auspices of the Africa Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations Network (APMON) has completed the development of the maiden Africa Open Parliament Index (OPI), and is scheduled to be launched on 20th July, 2022, in Accra – Ghana. The Africa OPI is a joint effort with the APMON Working Group, which is […]

First Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of Benin

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS 2023 IN BENIN: 24 Seats guaranteed to women

The involvement of women in the political life of a country is a social and economic leverage and it is fundamental for democracy and gender equality in a country. The democratic process requires the participation of all citizens, which is why the National Assembly of the Republic of Benin, through constitutional reform, has automatically guaranteed […]

Life After Parliament

Former Members of Parliament are seen as those who have contributed their expertise, time, resources and energies in strengthening our law-making institution. They were ready to serve the nation when others did not see the importance of Parliament. Our Parliament in the 4th Republic was inaugurated on the 7th January 1993. The maiden Speaker to […]

The OPEN West Africa: An Approach to Promoting Open Parliament in Africa

Introduction To achieve the ambitious goals that they set for themselves, parliamentary monitoring organisations (PMOs) in Africa must embrace collaboration among themselves. PMOs play diverse roles including monitoring policies and programmes of governments and facilitating open and voluntary participation, and bridging the gap between representatives and the represented. It is therefore important that PMOs work […]

The Gambia PMOs Network Established

The Gambia Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations Network has been established to provide a dedicated platform for Civil Society Organizations in The Gambia to engage with the National Assembly in a coordinated manner. The establishment of the Network is expected to bring to an end the fragmented nature CSOs in the country have been engaging with the […]

African Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations Network (APMON) launched in Accra

The African Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations Network (APMON), a network of parliamentary monitoring organizations across Africa, has been launched in Accra, Ghana. The Network is made up of organizations that monitor and engage parliaments across the continent and seek to advance open parliament within national and regional parliaments. The Working Group of the continental Network had […]

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