• LegisTech APAC 2nd Edition - Conference

    How it was

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    Presentation: AI-Powered Modernisation: Helping to Enhance the Resilience of the Legislative Institutions

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    Debate: Integration of Legislative Systems to Enable Legislative Transparency

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    Debate: First Steps in Drafting a Modernisation Strategy in Parliaments



  • In alignment with our commitment to cultivating intellectual dialogue and fostering legislative advancements, we were thrilled to host the second convening of LegisTech: Asia & Pacific. Echoing the significance of the inaugural edition, this year's assembly once again united representatives from across Asia and the Pacific to discuss intricate themes central to the legislative sphere, focusing on legal framework changes for parliamentary modernisation, the integration of legislative systems for enhanced transparency, and initial steps in devising modernisation strategies.

    Honourable representatives from a diverse range of legislative assemblies and institutions, including the Parliament of Sri Lanka, National Assembly of Pakistan, Xcential Legislative Technologies, Centre for International Law and Siyar from Malaysia, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel, House of Representatives of Indonesia, Knesset, NovaWorks Australia, Parlamento Nacional de Timor-Leste, Govable.ai, Conacate, Senado Federal of Brazil, and Novallex shared their unique perspectives and insights. Their enriching contributions shaped our collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities present in the digital evolution of legislative processes in the Asia-Pacific region.

    At the heart of the discussions, we embarked on a deep-seated examination of the multifaceted processes encapsulating the modernisation of parliamentary rules and procedures. With the advent of digital transformation, the symposium highlighted the intricate challenges that emerge, such as the provision of remote legislative activities. This highlighted the necessity for legislative bodies to critically adapt and innovate their existing procedures, while still preserving the integrity of the parliamentary tradition that forms the backbone of legislative processes.

    The narrative of the symposium then gracefully pivoted towards the substantial role of data governance and transparency in the milieu of digital legislative systems. The conversation was meticulous in its analysis of the unique dynamic that exists between bolstering the quality and efficiency of various legislative areas and the absolute imperative to ensure robust data governance. This necessitates a fine balance, delicately weighing the technological advancements against the equitable distribution and accessibility of legislative data. The symposium acted as a rich platform, allowing participants to share their experiences in grappling with these technological challenges and suggesting potential pathways towards an integrated, digital legislative system.

    Furthermore, the discourse provided invaluable insights into the strategic elements that underpin the modernisation of parliamentary systems. Emphasis was placed on the essential process of identifying and prioritising high-level demands within the overarching context of digital transformation. The conversation also stressed the significant value in harnessing external experiences to inform domestic modernisation strategies. In navigating these complexities, the dialogue underscored the value of partnerships with Civil Society Organisations and the specialised private sector. Such collaborations foster a holistic approach to legislative modernisation, ensuring an inclusive, transparent, and efficient transformation that serves all stakeholders.

    The dialogues from the second edition of the LegisTech: Asia & Pacific conference stood as a testament to the spirit of inter-parliamentary cooperation and shared learning, reminding us that these collaborative platforms provide the compass to guide our collective journey towards a digitally empowered legislative future.

    In hindsight, the second edition of the LegisTech: Asia & Pacific conference once again underscored the power of international dialogue and collaborative learning. As we continue to grapple with the challenges of digital transformation within the legislative sphere, it is such platforms that provide invaluable insights and foster collective progress. We look forward to further discussions and collaborative efforts as we navigate our way towards a digitally empowered legislative future.

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