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.
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.
A certificate presentation ceremony for graduating trainees took place on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Senate of Cambodia. Organized by the General Secretariat of the Senate and the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia, it involved 26 trainees who had successfully completed the course on ‘writing analytical reports for forums or public consultations’. It ran from 20 November to 7 December 2017.
Training on “Administration and Organization of Parliamentary Work” organized jointly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie (APF) - Cambodian Section, the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia and Senghor University, held from 9 to 14 October 2017 at the Senate