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This facilitates networking, resource and experience sharing among its members and partners across the continent. Its website has become a major source of information for advocates, researchers and policy makers with more than 200,000 in the year 2013. Through our website and listserves, we disseminate...

AFIC invests resources to equip its staff with relevant skills to support members and effectively lead regional and continental advocacy and monitoring. In addition, the centre develops tools and methodologies to support itself and members in their work. AFIC organises training opportunities and study tours...

The objective of this programme area is to improve the legal and policy environment for African citizens' enjoyment of their fundamental right of access to information. Since 2010, five more African Union member states have adopted national access to information laws, bringing the number of...

Specialist right to information organisations Access Info Europe and Centre for Law and Democracy led on the drafting of a set of recommendations for progressive improvements to the right to information (RTI) which should be introduced by governments participating in the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

These recommendations form the right to information chapter  of the Open Government Guide, which was released at the Open Government Partnership Summit in October 2013.

In addition to the key recommendation that States should adopt a law giving effect to the right to information which meets international standards, the chapter makes a number of recommendations for initial, more substantial, most robust and innovative steps to give effect to this fundamental right, including:
» Putting in place the required institutional structures for implementation of the law
» Expanding the scope of proactive publication
» Undertaking robust promotional measures, including by raising public awareness about the right to information
» Implementing ‘transparency by design’, including by using digital technologies to integrate RTI into all stages of information preparation and processing