The University of Jember’s Center for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Migration (CHRM2) and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) held a Monitoring and Review of Regulations by Parliament training workshop on February 26-27, 2019 at the Majapahit Hotel in Surabaya.

WFD is an independent public institution from the United Kingdom that operates programs with the aim of improving the performance and quality of the implementation of legislative, budgetary and supervisory functions and encouraging the process of ongoing policy-making processes in the House of People’s Representative, Regional Representative Boars and Regional House of Representative to be more participatory and inclusive.

WFD examined and concluded that many local regulations in Indonesia contain many crucial problems. Because implementation is a complex task that will not run instinctively, parliament needs an effective mechanism to monitor the implementation of these policies.

This event was held with the aim of introducing a supervisory function to members of the East Java Parliament. In its implementation, this training was not only attended by members of the Regional House of Representative but also the Regional Development Planning Agency, the Regulatory Section, and office staff.

On Tuesday, February 26th, WFD’s representative in Indonesia, Agus Wijayanto, stated that he hoped this event would be a forum for discussion and training between Regency / City DPRDs related to monitoring and reviewing policies before they would be implemented in their respective regions.

In this workshop, WFD and Jember University also presented several speakers, including: Dr. Rozi Beni (Kemendagri); Widodo (House of Representative Legislative Body); Rifma Ghulam (House of Representatives Legislative Body); Khariroh Ali (National Commission of Women Commissioner); Al Khanif (CHRM2-UNEJ); Rosita Indrayati (CHRM2-Unej) and Dina Tsalis (CHRM2-UNEJ).

This is the first event in a series of workshops to be held in several regions in Indonesia such as South Sulawesi and South Kalimantan.

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