GPG newsletter
August 2022


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What I’ve learned and unlearned working in post-conflict institutional building

Adlah Alkurdi is GPG’s Head of Policy. She has over 10 years of experience in managing the design and delivery of political strengthening and public sector reform programmes, resulting in the establishment of new legislation, policies, and procedures. She has been thoroughly involved in our work across the MENA region and in complex and fast-evolving political context. In this blog, she reflects on her experience and learnings from working in those environments.

Associate Profile Series | Gavin Callaghan

GPG delivers specialist technical advice through a core group of retained Associates who are former Ministers, Members of Parliament, senior civil servants or parliamentary staff, and academics. We have built long-lasting relationships with Associates which we seek to highlight in this series of personal profiles. This month’s Associate, Gavin Callaghan, is the former leader of Basildon Borough Council in Essex and has been involved in our work against Modern Slavery.

Associate Profile Series | Dr. Josephine Zgheib

Re-visit the profile of last month’s Associate, Dr Josephine Zgheib, a Lebanese policy expert and activist who has been involved with our Lebanon work since 2020.


A series of successful webinars on digital engagement with the Mongolian Parliament

GPG successfully delivered webinars on Parliamentary Digital Engagement in Mongolia last month and the team have since contributed to the strategy document that the Mongolian Parliament is developing on parliamentary digitalisation and citizen engagement. GPG remains in contact with our main stakeholders and will be looking for opportunities to expand in work in the region in the future.

Sierra Leone

Parliamentary support in Sierra Leone

GPG is currently supporting a project strengthening parliament in Sierra Leone with DAI. Our team is designing Legislative Practice advice and building a Procedures Manual for the Parliament of Sierra Leone and our Associate involved will soon be delivering a visit to the country.


GPG starts parliamentary work in Malawi

GPG is delighted to announce that we have won a new project on  Strengthening Parliaments Role in Development Activity funded by USAID. This is a consortium led by Democracy International and we are joined with other consortium members based in Malawi. GPG will be working on improving the legislative and oversight roles of parliament with a particular focus on committee work .

The project is currently in its inception phase, and we look forward to sharing more with you in the near future! Keep an eye on our channels for more.