SUNY/CID recently conducted a one-week study visit for members and staff of the Parliament of Kenya to Albany, NY. The participants – five senators and three parliamentary staff members - are part of the Senate Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation. The visit was funded by the Kenyan Senate.
One of the great challenges for a developing parliament is asserting its right to participate in oversight of the executive branch. Instead of viewing this as a collaborative effort to improve government performance, the executive often views this as a threat to its authority while MPs, particularly members of the ruling party, hesitate to challenge their leaders.
SUNY/CID conducted a two-week study visit to the United States and Canada for the Parliament of Kenya. The visit was funded by the Kenyan National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library with the objective of learning how proceedings and sessions are recorded and presented to the public in other legislatures.
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- Kenyan Legislators visit the US and Canada to learn about televising Parliament
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Robert Nakamura, et al.: "Stregthening Deliberative Bodies: Legislative Engagement Reference Paper" (pdf)
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