Aim and Objectives


To scope a bilateral programme between the parliaments in Gaborone and Westminster to promote parliamentary best practice and to strengthen parliamentary capacity.


1. To identify the specific requirements of the Botswana National Assembly and scope a draft long-term programme plan

2. To hold discussions with local political and parliamentary stakeholders

3. To hold a Seminar on Westminster parliamentary practice on:

i. The Committee System
ii. Private Members’ Bills
iii. The modernisation of parliamentary processes
iv. The use of technology in Parliament

4. To discuss the reform of public finances from a parliamentary viewpoint

5. To exchange views and experiences on areas of wider political interest

6. To visit a Batswana Member’s constituency