From 26-27 March, GFMD participated in a gathering of local and national governments along with civil society actors in Tunis. The Technical Consultation was an opportunity to focus on the key messages related to the Inclusive Institutions dimension of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16).
13 March 2019 – Johannesburg, South Africa
Article 19, the Right 2 Know Campaign, Hivos and the Campaign for Freedom of Information invite you to attend a discussion on the on three key issues for sustainable development in Africa.
On March 4th and 5th, Global Focus held an international conference titled “Claiming Civic Space Together – Joint strategies to ensure development and humanitarian action” in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Through its dedication to supporting independent journalism and broad public access to information, GFMD has committed to enhance the reporting process of Right to Information (RTI) laws as well as to assess the extent to which these laws are being enforced by public bodies in certain countries.
4-5 March 2019 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Global Focus and members are inviting civil society actors, governments and the private sector from around the world to the two-day international conference: “Claiming Civic Space Together – Joint strategies to ensure development and humanitarian action”
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This guide aims to inform the overall process pursued by a committed state toward realising these SDGs.
On 21 February, the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) launched a methodology aiming to assess Right to Information (RTI) implementation laws in Pakistan during a workshop held in Islamabad.
14-15 Nov 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Now in its 8th year, AidEx is established as the leading platform for the international aid and development community to come together and improve the efficiency of aid.
Transparency International is launching a new online course, Corruption, Data, and the SDG’s, designed to help support learners with the analytical skills, data collecting skills, and skills used to help monitor corruption.
UNESCO and the Brazilian Network Information Center’s Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society have established a ten-week course, “How can we support sustainable development in the digital era?” running from 8 October – 30 December.
Deadline: 29 October
The Highway Africa Centre, part of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa), is offering fellowship training programs to practicing journalists.
Deadline: 15 November
The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) are offering funding grants of up to US$5,000 to journalists wishing to work on stories and projects relating to the U.S. drinking water or stormwater issues.
Our own Navya Hebbar joined right to know (RTK) advocates, journalists, and many others on 27 September in Tunis, Tunisia, for UNESCO’s IPDCtalks conference.
Deadline: 31 October
Deadline approaching for the IREX Community Solutions Program, focused on providing skills to help address issues including conflict resolution, transparency, accountability, women, and gender.
3-7 October – Flint, Michigan
The Society of Environmental Journalists are hosting their 28th annual conference. SEJ’s 28th annual conference will explore these issues of regulatory rollbacks, water rights and the continued disproportionate environmental burden shouldered by low-income communities and people of colour.
ARTICLE 19 has been monitoring progress on SDG 16.10 since the adoption of the goals in 2015. As of July 2018, at least 123 countries comprising 90% of the world’s population have a right to information law or policy.
28 September 2018 – Bogota, Colombia
A regional IDUAI event will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, to commemorate the 3rd International Day for Access Universal to the Information on 28 September.
28 Sept, Bulgaria
The Access to Information Programme (AIP) is preparing to hold its 16th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony giving four positive awards and two anti-awards.