Adapting to a Digital Age: The Pan-African Parliament's Response to COVID-19
About the The Pan-African Parliament. Written on September, 2020
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is the legislative body of the African Union, consisting of 55 members from the continent. The Parliament, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, plays a unique role as its members also serve in their respective national parliaments. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PAP has had to adapt its operations to maintain its legislative duties and promote regional integration while facing challenges related to travel restrictions, funding shortages, and technological barriers. This essay will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the PAP, its response to the challenges presented, and the way forward for the organization in the digital age.