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.
The series of training sessions held by PIC and focusing on basic communications, first held for the Senate staff, was repeated from Monday 29 to Wednesday 1 July, for staff from the National Assembly. The 10 participants were staff from the secretariats to parliamentary Commissions and the Women’s Caucus who are particularly involved in organizing public consultations and oversight field missions.
A series of training sessions, held by PIC and focusing on basic communications, took place from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 June at the Senate compound. The 12 participants were Senate staff from the secretariats to parliamentary Commissions and regional departments who are particularly involved in organizing public consultations and oversight field missions.
The Second Intake of PIC Regional Fellowship Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy (RFPPD) was launched on 20 April 2020 through teleconferencing. Course experts, directors and fellows, along with a guest speaker, joined the inaugural event, thanks to online technology that enabled introductions and discussion to take place simultaneously in Asia and Europe.
Ceremony marks the hand-over of the FACT program – and its trainees – from PIC to the Cambodian Parliament
The Fiscal Analysis Capacity Training (FACT) program was established in 2016 at the request of the Cambodian Senate to train a team of parliamentary staff to perform the role of a parliamentary budget office. On 27 January 2020, a ceremony was held to mark the completion of this program, to acknowledge the achievement of the 10 trainees and to hand over the training materials to the Parliament.