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Forward Look: March 2018

SUBAI Activities Plan for March 2018

 

SUBAI Activities Plan for March 2018

Following wide consultation, SUBAI now has, in collaboration with each Assembly, devised and agreed 2-year workplans tailored to the individual needs of each of the six Assemblies*. The 2 year Workplan covering the period to the end of SUBAI i.e. October 2019 is underpinned by a detailed Operational Plan which is kept under ongoing review through the Assembly Project Assurance Technical Working Groups in place in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.

Cross – Assembly Activities

  • Activity: Inter-provincial Conference for WPCs (all six Assemblies).
    • Details: This is a wrap-up conference for the WPC Roadshows that took place in each of the Provincial Assemblies. The event is planned to be held in Islamabad from 29 – 30 March 2018 in collaboration with UN-WOMEN and UNDP. There will be around 80 participants, WPC members from all Assemblies will be travelling to Islamabad to attend this event.
    • Nadia is the SUBAI lead for this event.
  • Activity: Secretariat skills development on minutes taking and reporting techniques/templates currently in use in the Senate (Assemblies: Balochistan, KP, Gilgit Baltistan)
    • Details: a three-day workshop on Report and Minutes Writing training for the Secretariat Staff is ready to be rolled out. SUBAI has requested each Assembly for the nomination and confirmation of the 20 staff members for participation in the event.
    • Planned for 26  28 March 2018 (dates to be confirmed).
    • The respective KE’s lead on this event.
  • Activity: PAC Follow-Up discussions for the 2 Legislative Assemblies (Assemblies: AJK and GB).
    • Details: A ‘2-Tier Training’ for the Members and Secretariat staff. Two separate sessions will be covering “Governance” and “Operational/Management” aspects of the PAC. During this training focus will also be made in building effective relations with the AG office.
    • Tentatively planned for March 2018 (dates to be confirmed).
    • Haseeb is the SUBAI lead for this event.
  • Activity: Inter-Provincial Knowledge sharing workshop with National Assembly YPF (Assemblies: National, Punjab and Balochistan).
    • Details: National and Balochistan YPF Members will visit the Punjab Assembly for experience and knowledge sharing.
    • Tentatively planned for March 2018 (dates to be confirmed and based on the availability of the YPF).
    • Nadia and Sultan are the SUBAI focal points for this Activity
  • Activity: Compilation of a generic research manual including a research database (comprising of CSOs, think tanks and academia able to provide information and research to parliamentary institutions)
    • Details: A compilation of useful sources of independent research. This activity is being undertaken in collaboration with PIPS.
    • Niaz is the SUBAI Key Expert lead working on this.
  • Activity: Legislative Drafting Manual for the Provincial Assemblies (all provincial Assemblies).
    • Details: Full draft of the Manual to be available in the first week of March 2018. The review committee of the KP Assembly will analyse the Manual in mid-March 2018. Further review committees to be set up in each provincial Assembly.   
    • Haseeb is the SUBAI lead for this activity.

Punjab

  • Activity: Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting
    • PSC meeting to held on 15 March 2018 (tbc); PIPS is an ex-officio member of the PSC
    • Nadia is the SUBAI lead for this activity.

Balochistan

  • Activity: Orientation on Public Financial Management (PFM) for MPAs in Balochistan Assembly
    • Details: Work is in progress to hold this orientation session in March 2018. Considering the current political scenario in Balochistan, Nadia has requested the Assembly to provide a date and confirm the availability of Members for this activity.
    • Nadia is the SUBAI focal person
  • Activity: ICT Workshop for the secretariat staff
    • Details: Secretariat specific training for the enhancement of IT skills for the Balochistan Assembly Secretariat staff
    • Tentatively to be held in March 2018 (tbc)
    • Nadia and Sultan are the SUBAI focal points for this Activity.

Sindh

  • Activity: Development of communication strategy for Sindh Assembly
    • Details: A communication strategy has been developed by FAFEN and is currently under review by SUBAI. Niaz is SUBAI’s lead on this activity.
  • Activity: Customized training on Parliamentary business, communication and writing skills.
    • Tentatively to be held in March 2018 (dates to be decided).
    • Niaz is SUBAI’s lead on this activity.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

  • Activity: Development of strategic plan including a communications plan along with 6 monthly operational plan.
    • Details: The second draft of the Strategic Plan is under review. The draft Strategic Plan will be shared with the KPK Assembly in the first week of March 2018 (dates to be confirmed).

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)

  • Activity: Provision of Assistance to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in improving Management Practices through effective Human Resource Management at the Assembly Secretariat Level.
    • Details: this activity will be held in collaboration with PIPS.
    • Tentatively planned for March 2018 (dates to be decided).
    • Haseeb is the SUBAI Lead for this activity
  • Activity: Visit to the Federal Parliament: for Committee Chairs of PAC, Health, Education, Committee on Rules, Procedures and Privileges and Govt Assurances.
    • This activity is expected to start in March 2018 (date to be decided).
    • Haseeb is the SUBAI Lead for this activity

Gilgit Baltistan (GB)

  • Activity:  Inter-Provincial Visit for the GBLA Secretariat staff to see the departmental set-ups of the Provincial Assemblies of Punjab and Sindh.
    • Details:  The GBLA is undergoing office restruc turing. A visit to the Punjab and Sindh Assemblies will provide GBLA good exposure to new ideas vis-à-vis planning out departmental set-ups in their new building.
    • Tentatively planned for March 2018 (dates to be decided).
    • Haseeb is the SUBAI Lead for this activity
  • Activity: Visit to the Federal Parliament: for Committee Chairs of PAC, Health, Education, Committee on Rules, Procedures and Privileges and Govt Assurances.
    • This activity is expected to start in March 2018 (date to be decided).
    • Haseeb is the SUBAI Lead for this activity
  • Activity:  Visit of PAC Chair and Members to the National Assembly PAC to observe the PAC business and conduct of meetings.
    • This activity is planned for March 2018 (date to be decided).
    • Haseeb is the SUBAI lead for this activity

(Note: For more Activities, please see the Cross-Assembly section.)

*’This is a living document and further activities are likely to be added as per any changes in the activities plan.’