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Exchanging 5 Parliamentarian Experiences from the Arab Word

Thursday October 14th

Arrival of Guests from Outside Jordan

Friday, October 15th

09.30 - 10.00 Reception and Registration

10.00 - 10.15 Opening Session:
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mr. Oraib Al Rantawi
Director-General of Al-Quds Center for Political Studies

Dr. Edmund Ratka
Resident Representative Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) - Jordan Office

10:15 - 12:00 Session 2:
Experience of open parliaments. Exchange of Experience in the Parliamentary Performance Transparency

Dr. Ahmed Jazouli
International Expert in Parliamentary Affairs


12.00 - 2.00 Friday Prayer, Lunch Break, and check-in

2.00 - 3.30 Session 3:
Code of Conduct „Ethics and Rules of Parliamentary Practice “

Mr. Adnan Al Sawair
Former Member of the Jordanian House of Representatives, Chairperson of the Parties Commission, Royal Committee to Modernise the Political System


3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:30 Session 4:
Parliamentary Opposition and the Shadow Government Experience... Opportunities, Impediments and Challenges. What are the assurances and mechanisms that enable the Parliamentary opposition to perform their oversight and legislative role?


H.E MP. Hassan Riati
Member of Jordanian House of Representatives (Reform Block)

Mr. Dana Jazaa
Former Member of Council of Representatives of Iraq, (Kurdistan Democratic Party)


8:00 Dinner

Saturday, October 16th

09.00 - 09.30 Reception and Registration

09.30 - 11.30 Session 6:
Exchange of Experience Pertinent to Mechanisms of Developing the Internal Regulation (Rules and Procedures)

Session Topics:
Speakership of the House of Representatives
Representative Blocs
Standing Committees
Attendance and Absence

H.E MP Mohammed Isa Al Abbasi
Member of Council of Representatives of Bahrain

Mr. Nabeel Ghishan
Former Member of Jordanian House of Representatives


11.30 - 12.00h Coffee Break

12.00 - 2.00h Session 6:
Participation of Women and the Youth in Parliamentary Practice

Session Topics:
Presentation of experiences of participating countries in strengthening women and youth participation in parliamentary practice (quota, national lists, role of the political party).
The role of the youth representatives (males and females) in the parliament in defending the rights of women and youth and strengthening their political and general national role, the value added for having women and youth in terms of strengthening the oversight and legislative role of the Parliament
Role of the Gender Committee in the Parliament in Strengthening the Political, Economic and Social Rights

H.E. MP Nesrine Laamari
Member of Assembly of Representatives of People of Tunisia (Machrouu Tounes Movement)

H.E. MP Fares Blel
Member of Assembly of Representatives of People of Tunisia (Heart of Tunisia Party)


2.00 Lunch