A Solomon Islands mock women’s parliament is set to take place next week to prepare aspiring women candidates for the National General elections.
The three day mock Parliament programme is organised by the Forum Secretariat and the United Nations Development Programme through an invitation by the Speaker of Parliament last year.
The programme will include a two day training session and on the third day, a mock parliament debate.
Project Manager for the Parliament U-N-D-P Strengthening project Celsus Talifilu says the programme aims to prepare aspiring women candidates for this year’s National General elections.
“So this mock parliament training programme is broad ranging, it covers leadership, government systems, and of course how to support women in the up-coming elections most likely, at the end of this year,” he said.