The Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji and McGill University of Canada, is hosting the course.
Secretary-General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua said it would be a learning opportunity for staff from the respective parliaments.
“We have been guided and assisted in a lot of ways in the last four years we have been here and an important aspect we have realised is that without a good secretariat, a parliament will not function well. And so I am grateful that through this course, we can better ourselves for effectiveness in the roles we play,” Namosimalua said.
The training programme is supported by UNDP’s Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI) Project, the Fiji Parliament Support Project II and the Strengthening Legislatures in the Pacific (SLIP) Project with funding from the governments of Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Other participating countries are Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.