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Angola : Cplp Prize for the Modernization of Parliamentary Services.

The Portuguese-language parliaments jointly analyze the best practices for the modernization of their services, which inevitably passes through the process of parliamentary dematerialization.

Gathered in Luanda, CPLP's Information Technology staff reflect on procedures aimed at reducing bureaucracy, transparency and efficiency in the administration of parliamentary activity. On the first day of work, the Director of the Information Center of the National Assembly, Jos Eduardo Menezes, addressed the Dematerialisation of Processes in the Angolan Parliament.

Jos Eduardo Menezes made it known that since 2012 the National Assembly has been implementing the dematerialization of its services, with this initiative Parliament has significantly reduced the use of paper.

The modernization of the Data Center , as well as the placement of new computing devices gave faster access and availability of documents.

Jos Eduardo Menezes said that in order to ensure the normal functioning of the institution with the implementation of new technologies, parliamentarians and parliamentary staff were subjected to a process of preparation and adaptation to use the new tools placed at their disposal.

With the dematerialisation, the Angolan Parliament modernized and optimized the administrative processes and, on the other hand, reduced some financial costs, due to the excessive use of the paper.

Currently, dossier management, attendance management, fault justification form, task management, as well as assiduity of deputies are carried out via an intranet portal.

Alongside Angola, Cape Verde has also made considerable strides in terms of information and communication technologies (ICTs).


During his presentation, Edelton Csar Andrade Alves, Head of the Computer Equipment Development Division of the Cape Verdean Parliament, stated that his country had to adapt to the new technologies and that they had to make a strong investment, in terms of band.

With a focus on bandwidth, the Cape Verdean Parliament has a coverage of 70% per WI-FI network , in the event of a fire they have a fire-fighting system in their Data Center area to ensure the protection of the equipment and archived collection.

The SILP, Legislative and Parliamentary Information System aims to improve legislative production, improve internal and external communication, as well as improve transparency and openness to society.

Cape Verde also has an intranet system where the agenda of the plenary and the president is placed and a legislative database, which citizens can consult and have access to the laws. The country lives in the dilemma of the CPLP parliaments, the acquisition of software still falls short of the desired, and the suppliers register a lot of slowness at the time of its maintenance.


Nuno Frana, Head of Information Systems Division of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal, defended the dematerialisation of the legislative process at the level of the Portuguese-speaking parliaments at the meeting based on the sharing of experiences and knowledge.

For Nuno Frana, the implementation of this process makes communication faster and significantly reduces paper consumption.

The Director of Innovation and Information Technology of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil, Sebastio Neiva, said that in the Brazilian experience, the dematerialisation of the legislative process begins to take strides with the perspective of the digital parliament.

The introduction of artificial intelligence, as well as the digital assistant, artificial figure that can meet the citizen will make the answers the concerns of these faster.

With the arrival of the dematerialization of the legislative process, Brazil has observed advantages such as agility, security, transparency, less paper and more results. With these results managed to improve administrative efficiency and increased its effectiveness.

Sebastio Neiva also said that the legislative process in Brazil allowed the arrival of devices for the deputies to deliver their documents for the inauguration, the same is for the control of the entire legislative process.

The XIV Meeting of Information Systems of the Portuguese-Speaking Parliaments started from 13 to 16 May in the National Assembly.

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