Tuvalu benefits from Victorian experience

The Clerk of Tuvalu's Parliament, Levi Telii, has undertaken a two week study attachment to the Victorian Parliament as part of a professional development program for Pacific parliamentary staff.

Victoria is twinned with Tuvalu under the Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships program, which provides technical assistance and capacity building for the parliaments of Pacific island nations.

Having been recently appointed to the chief executive role in the Tuvalu Parliament, Mr Telii was keen to learn from the experience of senior managers at the Victorian Parliament about the variety of procedural and administrative functions that are delivered by parliamentary administrations.

The Victorian Parliament has already assisted Tuvalu develop its parliament’s strategic plan and human resource strategy. It is also providing ongoing support in relation to the parliament’s information technology needs.

During his attachment Mr Telii was presented with computer equipment donated through the Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships Fund.

Discussions during Mr Telii’s visit also focused on ways in which Victoria can assist the Tuvalu Parliament into the future.

Victorian Clerk of Parliaments Ray Purdey presents Tuvalu Clerk Levi Telii with laptops for his parliament

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