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Akoma Ntoso (“linked hearts” in the Akan language of West Africa) defines a set of simple technology-neutral electronic representations in XML format of parliamentary, legislative and judiciary documents.

The XML schemas of Akoma Ntoso make explicit the structure and semantic components of the digital documents so as to support the creation of high value information services that deliver the power of ICTs and increase efficiency and accountability in parliamentary, legislative and judiciary contexts.

Akoma Ntoso is an initiative of “Africa i-Parliament Action Plan” (www.parliaments.info) a programme of UN/DESA.

OFFICIAL VERSION: NOW AKOMA NTOSO IS AN OASIS STANDARD AUGUST 2018

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 1: XML Vocabulary
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Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 2: Specifications
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Akoma Ntoso XML schemas and examples: 
Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0
COMMITTEE SPECIFICATION
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OFFICIAL SCHEMA APPROVED AS OASIS STANDARD ON 29 August 2018: http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/os/part2-specs/schemas/