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Entries for March 2009

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APKN has so far received endorsement from 13 national and regional Legislatures , the latest member being the Nigerian Senate with the endorsement in March of 2009.

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The President of the Senate of Nigeria's National Assembly, Senator (Dr) David A. B. Mark on the 26 of March 2009 has sent a letter of endorsement of the charter of the African Parliamentary Knowledge Network to the Speaker of the Egyptian's Peoples Assembly.

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Along with this upgrade, several functional and usability improvements were made to the editor. This includes a new document type that was added to the supported document types for the Editor – the 'judgement' document type.

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The portal uses several technologies and applications to present a parliamentary portal that can be customized to suit a parliaments needs. The Bungeni application has been properly structured and includes a workflow package among other reviews conducted to solve some UI inconsistencies that were identified.

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This is a workshop designed to provide the methodologies and tools that a drafter needs to conceptualize, draft and justify a bill’s detailed provisions. Most often than not, when drafters have no clearly laid out guidelines, they result to using methodologies that lead to inadequate legislation.

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The international conference "The Role of Parliaments in the Development of an Equitable Information Society in Africa" was successfully closed in Kigali on 5th of March 2009 with the adoption of the "Kigali Declaration". The conference was hosted by the Parliament of Rwanda and organized in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). It brought together delegations from 36 African parliaments and regional assemblies, 31 of these were MP's4 were Speakers/Presidents and 3 deputy Speakers.

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An add-on application to OpenOffice.org Writer that provides tools to assist in the marking up of the documents in AKOMA NTOSO schemas. It includes a BungeniEditor extension that is able to translate ODF documents into both AKOMA NTOSO XML documents and valid HTML documents.

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