Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) with support from Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) is implementing a capacity building project in Bushenyi and Ntungamo districts in Western Uganda. The objective of the project is to promote an efficient, effective, transparent and accountable Government and to empower the public to effectively scrutinise and participate in Government decisions that affect them.
The beneficiaries from the workshop are leaders and officers from cross representatives of the different groups in Bushenyi district: CSO leaders, local government civil servants (specially information officers), faith based leaders, women, youth associations and media workers.
This project is a continuation of similar activities conducted in Iganga, Masindi and Masaka in 2012 and Hoima, Mbarara, Fort Portal and Mbale in 2013.
AFIC's previous experience training Civil Society Organizations in Uganda has demonstrated the need of empowering communities and actors to make use of the right to access to information. Transforming the needs for fairly and timely information into real and organized demand is the way to put pressure on to implement the law and increase awareness on the law and right of access to information among civil servants and civil society groups.
The general objective of this project is increase awareness of Civil Society Organizations and local governments about access to information, its implications on the improvement of procurement and confidence and engagement between government and communities.
The specific objectives are:
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