Two Day Training on ‘Using the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 to Strengthen Policy Advocacy(Punjab)


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Effectiveness of Punjab Transparency and Right to Information

Act 2013 has already been demonstrated. Citizens have used it

to attain their right; civil society groups have used it to highlight

issues of maladministration plaguing our governance system and

journalists have successfully used it to get certified information

from public bodies for investigative reporting. CPDI, to quote just

one example in the case of civil society groups, got certified

information from District Headquarter Hospitals, (DHQs) of

Punjab and established abysmal state of medical equipment in

these hospitals. This suggests that civil society groups working in

education, agriculture, health, environment and other sectors

can use these laws to further inform and strengthen their

advocacy initiatives in the areas of their work. In fact, a civil

society group working on specific issue is well positioned to seek

sector specific pertinent information from public bodies because

of its deeper level of understanding about problems and issues

of a given sector. It is in this context that civil society groups

working in different sectors need to be involved in the

implementation of Punjab Transparency and Right to

Information Act 2013. CPDI will be holding a 2-day training on

‘Using the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act

2013 to Strengthen Policy Advocacy Initiatives’ for civil society

organizations working on specific issues on January 28-29, 2016

at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad.
Contact Person with Cell # Ambreen Kanwal 051-2375158-9

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