for Vietnamese National Assembly
On the 6-10 August 2004 CDI conducted a 'train the trainers' course for the Vietnamese National Assembly on behalf of the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) Legal Reform Project for the Vietnam National Assembly Office. The CDI team consisted of Mr Roland Rich, Hon. Margaret Reid, Ms Vicki Bourne & Mr Minh Doung. Margaret Reid, as former Senate President and Vicki Bourne, a long serving Senator from NSW drew on their considerable parliamentary experience. Minh Duong, a former CDI summer scholar, was language specialist for the documentation. The objective of the course was to highlight best practice in adult education techniques insofar as they relate to training of parliamentarians. This was a challenging assignment as the Vietnamese tradition is locked into traditional didactic methods of education.
|The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.
Established in 1998, CDI is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The Centre is based in the Crawford School of Public Policy, part of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.