Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi (CHRI) organised a Learning Programme on the Right to Information (RTI-LP) for representatives of civil society, media and academia from Commonwealth member States- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa, between 16-26 March 2014, with support from the Department for International Development (DfID), India office.

The broader purpose of the RTI-LP was to showcase the Indian model of campaigning for a strong RTI law and the manner in which civil society and media organisations were using it to demand greater transparency and accountability in the working of government and other public authorities.

The Learning Programme covered three Eastern African countries, namely Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda which have small scale coalitions and groups advocating for the adoption of right to information laws in their jurisdictions.

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