Donors

Open Society Foundations’ Right to Information Fund
The Right to Information Fund has so far provided two grants to AFIC. The first grant facilitated the setup and establishment of the organization and its implementation concluded at the end of June 2010. The second grant, “Towards a Coordinated Approach to the Promotion of the Right of Access to Information” commenced implementation in July 2010 and aims at enhancing the access to information research, strengthening coordination of access to information initiatives on the continent and advocacy towards the adoption and implementation of access to information legislations.

The World Bank Institute (WBI)
The World Bank Institute is funding three projects. First, Mainstreaming access to information on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) agenda in Africa. The project is implemented in Africa’s five OGP -Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana and Liberia. It seeks to use the OGP platform to advance the right to information in Africa as well as strengthen civil society engagement in the development and implementation of OGP action plans. Second, WBI is funding the Uganda Contrats Monitoring Coalition (UCMC) which AFIC coordinates. The aim of this initiative is to promote third party monitoring of public contracts to ensure efficiency and value for money.

Lastly, WBI is supporting AFIC to promote open contracting and access to information in East Africa. AFIC is supporting national contracts monitoring coalitions in Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania to access contracts for monitoring purposes and advocate for the right to information.

United Nations of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Regional Office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is supporting AFIC to organize a regional dialogue on the ratification of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance as well as the Promotion of the right of access to information in East Africa. The dialogue will be co-hosted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information

United Nations of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Uganda Country Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is supporting AFIC to carry out a study whose aim is to determine the state of implementation of access to information legislation from the supply perspective. The outcome will facilitate focused discussion on strengthening institutional ability to respond.

Friedrich Ebert Stitung
Friedrich Ebert Stitung is supporting AFIC to implement key actions to strengthen the demand and oversight for Access to Public Information. The main components of the intervention include strengthening the capacity of the National Coaltion on Freedom of Information (COFI) , media, trade unions and political parties on making effective use of the Uganda Access to Information Act, 2005 under the broad framework of Article 41 of the Uganda Constitution, 1995.
The second focus of the project will target strengthening oversight mechanisms including work with Parliament and the Uganda Human Rights Commission. The intervention will ensure an active role of Parliament in promoting the right to information in Uganda as envisioned under Section 43 of the Uganda Access to Information Act, 2005.
The project will engage with Uganda Human Rights Commission on making the right of access to information central to its human rights work including setting up a right to information desk, receiving and dealing with access to information issues and reporting to Parliament in the broad framework as established under Section 52 of the Ugandan constitution.

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