COPAC's Final Narrative Report to Parliament - Feb 2013.doc

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meetings and the need to speak with one voice during the consultation process. There were seventy outreach teams set up throughout the country. Each team had three Team Leaders, one from each of the political parties in the GNU, whose role was to lead the team in asking questions and ensuring that the other categories of persons in the teams, such as Rapporteurs and Technicians, did their work properly. All in all, there were two hundred and ten (210) Team Leaders throughout the country, with most Team Leaders being Members of Parliament. The Select Committee was pleased with the performance of the Team Leaders. It was clear that Parliamentary experience on the part of Members of Parliament carried the day in providing leadership to the teams. In addition to the two hundred and ten Team Leaders, there were five hundred and eighteen (518) ordinary team members throughout the country. These were also trained in their various roles during the month of January 2010. These ordinary team members were also drawn from the three political parties in the GNU as well as from eight other political parties which had participated in the March 2008 General Elections, and members of the civic society. They also helped in asking questions during the outreach meetings. 1.3. Training of Rapporteurs Rapporteurs were responsible for the recording of all the responses from the people. In the initial stages, the Select Committee had settled for seventy Rapporteurs, translating to one Rapporteur per team. However, in order to deal with suspicions regarding the accuracy and integrity of the information recorded, the Select Committee resolved to have three Rapporteurs per each team, one drawn from each of the political parties in the GNU. This resulted in a total of two hundred and ten Rapporteurs who operated throughout the country. Two hundred and twenty Rapporteurs were trained in Harare at the ZESA training centre, ten more than the number to take into account drop outs in the process. The hallmark of the training was on ensuring that accurate information would be recorded during meetings. The training was also on reporting templates and how the Rapporteurs were to collaborate after a meeting in order to have one agreed report to be also signed by the Team Leaders. A guide for the meetings was also part of the training manual. The training was a huge success. The Select Committee also roped in the Provincial Administrators for their own training on the side lines of the training of Rapporteurs. The Provincial Administrators, whom the Select Committee titled Provincial Coordinators for the purpose of this work, were to be key during 28 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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outreach meetings. They were to be instrumental in ensuring that meetings were held at the appropriate meeting points as agreed to by the Select Committee. They were also to be key in mobilising the District Administrators (titled District Coordinators) to secure accommodation and other service providers within their districts. With all the key participants fully aware of
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  • Fall '17
  • Jane Moore
  • ........., Parliament of the United Kingdom, The Honourable, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, The Right Honourable, Constitution Select Committee

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