Information and Governance: the role of public access
|Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2002||End Date/Time: Nov 01, 2002|
This seminar aims to:
influence the policy debate on access to information
identify ways of lowering barriers to participation in a democracy
examine the role of civil society in campaigning for access.
Participants should gain a broader perspective through discussion, interactive sessions and study visits. The current situation in the United Kingdom will provide a case study for examining how the public accesses, or is prevented from accessing, government information. An initiative from the Philippines will offer insight into one way civil society can campaign for greater access.
This event is designed for those implementing or campaigning for public sector reform in areas where the public needs information held by government to contribute to the debate. These will include the health, education, legal, land, commercial and financial sectors. The event will be suitable for those working in either the governmental or non governmental sectors, also in education or the law. Working group sessions will allow participants to share experience and to focus on specific methods and audiences relevant to them.