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8:30AM EST/ 12:30 PM GMT/ 2:30 PM CET
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Parliamentary Monitoring in Tough Times: Lessons Learned for Building Networks and Achieving Results

Please join the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Directorio Legislativo (DL) on Thursday, June 27 at 8:30AM EST/ 12:30 PM GMT/ 2:30 PM CET for discussion of the new report, Parliamentary Monitoring in Tough Times: Lessons Learned for Building Networks and Achieving Results. The report reviews existing evidence on the impact of parliamentary monitoring efforts, identifies political challenges including polarization and closing civic space, delves into the role of parliamentary monitoring organizations’ (PMO) networks and draws lessons from real-world initiatives. 

The webinar will present a unique opportunity to showcase national and regional case studies from PMOs in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Speakers will share their organizations’ experiences monitoring parliaments across varying degrees of democratic openness, tools for monitoring, achievements and lessons learned. Time will be reserved at the end for Q&A. 


  • Maria Baron, Global Executive Director of Directorio Legislativo 

  • James Kan, Vice President of Citizen Congress Watch 

  • Sammy Obeng, Executive Director of Parliamentary Network Africa

  • Afrim Krasniqi, Executive Director of Albanian Institute for Political Studies 


  • Kristen Sample, Director of Democratic Governance at NDI 

The discussion will take place via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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