Right to Information Winter Camp 2016 (Close Event)

Event Details

Owing to the massive youth bulge in the country, civil society

organizations have undertaken initiatives aimed at engaging

youth so that they could also play their role in the development

of the country. CPDI believes that engaging youth on the use of

Punjab Transparency and Right to Information act 2013 will not

only help youth to use this law for public good but also give

impetus to civil society efforts for successful implementation of

law. Right to information is exercised in a particular socio-

political context. It is important that when we engage youth on

issues of right to information, they should be able to grasp

governance structures of the country. That is why CPDI is

holding four day long winter camp for youth so that intensive

training could be imparted to them in order to equip them with

right to information tools as well as make them RTI Champions

of their respective communities. Presently, CPDI is

implementing right to information related project in 4 districts

of Punjab in collaboration with Open Society Foundation

Pakistan. These are: Lahore, Sargodha, Multan and Jhang. CPDI

has held sessions with college/university level students in these

districts on right to information. In these sessions, students

were invited to write essays on right to information. Based on

their performance in writing these essays, 20 students have

been selected from these districts for Young RTI Champions for

Winter Training Camp which will be held from January 14 to

January 17, 2016. It is expected that after this intensive training,

these young students will become RTI Champions and use RTI as

a tool public good of their respective communities.

Contact Person with Cell # Usman Zubair, 0336-5666837