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Speaker leads MPs to IPU, 25 March 2017

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi

 

  Story by George Sanzila

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi is leading a delegation from Parliament to the 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from the 1st to 5th April 2017.

The IPU Assembly is a global organization of Parliaments that brings together Parliamentarians to identify international challenges and make recommendations for action. The theme for this year’s IPU meeting is “Redressing inequalities: Delivering on dignity and wellbeing for all” in congruence with goal 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that seeks to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all people.

 

The Speaker, prior to attending the IPU meeting is also expected to meet his counterpart in India, Hon. Ms. Simitra Mahajan to look at matters of mutual interest particularly capacity building for Parliament staff. Hon. Prof. Katjavivi who is also the Chancellor of Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) would further visit academic institutions and industrial facilities with the aim of exploring innovation, research and development cooperation opportunities.

The Speaker, prior to attending the IPU meeting is also expected to meet his counterpart in India, Hon. Ms. Simitra Mahajan to look at matters of mutual interest particularly capacity building for Parliament staff. Hon. Prof. Katjavivi who is also the Chancellor of Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) would further visit academic institutions and industrial facilities with the aim of exploring innovation, research and development cooperation opportunities.

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