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Uganda’s health sector disclosure improving but still low, losing billions Ugandan health authorities have improved their disclosure of public health contracts this year following a report by open contracting advocates from civil society drawing attention to the issue, as well as training conducted with civil servants...

PRESS RELEASE Launch of Right of Access to Information, Open Governance and Accountability Training in Africa Arusha & Kampala. October 7, 2020. The MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS TCDC) and Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that...

On the 29th of September 2020, the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) revealed the results of the 2020 Open State Government Ranking. The ranking aims to encourage states to increase citizens' participation in  governance through publication of government held data and and information. The Open State...

The right to access to information in Uganda has been curtailed due to deficient implementation of the Access to Information Law Enacted in Uganda almost 16-years ago. As the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks the 2020 International Day for Universal Access to Information...

Every year on 28 September, the world commemorates the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). This Day was initially proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference in 2015, following the adoption of the 38 C/Resolution 57 that declared 28 September of every year as the International Day for Universal...

Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator and Designated Official for Security,  H.E. Rosa Malango Venue: Kampala Serena Conference Centre Date:    28 September 2020 Acknowledgements: Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah, Deputy Speaker, Parliament of Uganda Hon. Justice Dr. Flavian Zeija, Principal Judge of Uganda Ms. Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director UNESCO Regional Office, Eastern...

September 28, 2020, Kampala  Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah, Deputy Speaker, Parliament of Uganda Hon. Justice Dr. Flavian Zeija, Principal Judge of Uganda H.E Rosa Malango, UN Resident Coordinator Hon. Members of Parliament, Ms. Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director of UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa Hon. Jamesina Essie L. King, Africa...

    "ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN TIMES OF CRISIS" PRESS STAMENT Kampala, September 25, 2020   On 15th October 2019, the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 28th September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information. This year, therefore, marks the first commemoration of the International Day for...

Originally published by Zukiswa Kota• 3 September 2020 During times of crisis, transparency, accountability and public participation are critical in order to ensure funds are not misappropriated. It is therefore of paramount importance that anti-corruption mechanisms are put in place as a matter of priority in order...

His Excellency, President Emmerson Mnangagwa Munhumutapa Building 76 Samora Machel Avenue Harare Zimbabwe Your Excellency, The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) presents its compliments to you. AFEX is a network of some of the most influential freedom of expression organizations across Africa that work together to promote and improve the press...