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THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE FACILITY: Africa Freedom of Information Centre received a second grant and entered into an agreement with the Democratic Governance Facility to implement a two-year project titled, ”Enhancing Value for Money in Social Services through Open Contracting and Citizens’ Access to Information. AFIC will...

“We were forcibly evicted and tortured by Uganda Police. We had to run for our precious lives, " Hassan Serwaada, a Kasanda Gold Mining machinery operator, said in a community awareness dialogue. This dialogue was organised in the newly established Kasanda District by the Africa Freedom of Information...

This article was originally published on the IFEX website. The original can be found here. Twenty-eight civil society groups are calling on the African Commission on Human and People's Rights to broaden rather than limit civil society observation and participation in its activities. The Chairperson,African Commission on Human...

It was on July 10, 2019 when the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) was invited by the World Bank Country Office in Uganda to its special Matooke Lunch.  The matooke lunch is a very competitive meeting space to which the Bank selectively invites institutions and individuals with topical...

GFMD, in collaboration with Deutsche Welle Akademie and Free Press Unlimited, in consultation with the Centre for Law and Democracy and Africa Freedom of Information Centre are pleased to announce the release of the “Road to 2030: Access to Information in the driver’s seat” – a report on the state of public Access to...

“As a country that has experienced conflict and a major public health crisis such as the Ebola pandemic, Liberia appreciates the value of access to information in combating problems of this scale, and knows firsthand what lack of information can mean for a society -...

Mr Sendugwa attends to one of the groups during the ATI filling process at Fairway Hotel Close to 80 people flocked to the Fairway Hotel and Spa for a workshop aimed at skilling a select set of women, men and the youth who are presently involved in private business...

    Jeff Thindwa, the Program Manager for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) in the Governance Global Practice at the World Bank. He was in Uganda earlier in April to attend the Africa Freedom of Information (AFIC) and World Bank - Uganda Country office organised Social...

  The Minister of State for Planning in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. David Bahati, has lauded the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) for putting people at the fore front of the programmes they support. “I appreciate the support of World Bank...

[caption id="attachment_1275" align="alignleft" width="836"] MISA's Mr. Thabani Moyo (left) and Mr. Gilbert Sendugwa (right) share a light moment shortly after the announcement[/caption]   The Africa Freedom of Information Centre’s executive director, Mr. Gilbert Sendugwa has been elected to the governing council of IFEX for a consecutive two-year...

The Africa Freedom of Information Centre joins the freedom of information advocates worldwide in congratulating Ghana over the passing of its Right to Information law. This has come after about two decades of protracted talks and a number of changes at Osu Castle, the Presidential residence...

          Human capital development in developing countries is affected by lack of adequate investment and leakage of the little resources that are devoted to uplift communities. What happened to the Kasenge Primary School in northwest Uganda’s Nebbi District can help illustrate this. In 1994 the community, with...

Over the last nine years, four African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania have made concerted effort towards institutional reform for transparency and citizen participation in infrastructure with focus on strengthening policy and institutional frameworks, by embracing CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative. To consolidate...

This extract was published in the Ministry of Works and Transport Handbook, 2018; CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative is the leading global initiative improving transparency and accountability in public infrastructure. CoST works with government, industry and civil society to promote the disclosure, validation and interpretation of data from infrastructure projects....