The Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia was founded in 2011 at the request of members of the Cambodian Parliament and its General Secretariats. It has two mandates:
- To contribute to the strengthening of the Cambodian Parliament through the capacity development of its members and parliamentary staff; and
- to share its experiences with others and other parliaments in the region and beyond.
PIC is independently run and funded, adheres to a policy of strict neutrality and is demand-driven so that it can fully align its activities to those of the Parliament. Capacity strengthening is at the core of PIC’s activities, and services include training, workshops, seminars and internships, as well as support for outreach activities such as expert hearings, public consultations and national and international fact finding and study missions.
A ceremony to present certificates to graduating trainees and to launch new English training courses took place on Thursday 21 June 2018 at the Senate of Cambodia. This was organized by the General Secretariats of the Senate and National Assembly, and the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia.
The Secretary General of the House of Representatives of the Philippines and the Director General of the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department visit Cambodia to discuss cooperation in the capacity strengthening of parliamentary staff
On the morning of Wednesday 21 March 2018, the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR). The purpose of this MoU is to provide a basic framework in which PIC and NIDIR can develop and undertake collaborative projects based on mutual agreement and respective policies and procedures.
Seminar on Impacts and Response Mechanisms to Climate Change in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand
A seminar entitled “Impacts and Response Mechanisms to Climate Change in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand” took place on 28 February 2018. This event was co-organized by the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC) and the General Secretariat of the Senate.