Sponsored Online Courses

Right to Information for Government and Public Officials (Supply Side)

Sponsored Online Course on the Right to Information in Africa

Access to Information is a critical prerequisite for meeting the targets of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. in particular, Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Target 10 - Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. To support this vital initiative, fesmedia Africa teamed up with fraycollege and international experts from the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) and the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) to develop an online course to empower government and public officials to fulfil their mandate to promote information access in line with national and international commitments.

Access to information facilitates an informed populace and citizen participation. It builds trust in government by countering the spread of false information through the timely dissemination of facts, while combatting corruption and promoting effective and efficient governance. Providing access to information builds partnerships between citizens and government for the public good.

The course material includes videos, reading material, RTI resources, discussion forums and quizzes. The course is designed to be engaging and informative, allowing participants to actively engage with the material and apply lessons to deliver information. It also has three live webinars with the course moderator which is a valuable opportunity to ask questions, give input and network with other course participants.

The course consists of 5 modules which can be done at the participant’s own pace over a period of two to four weeks. The modules are:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Right to Information
  • Module 2: The Legal Framework for the Right to Information
  • Module 3: Overview of Implementation
  • Module 4: Proactive and Reactive Disclosure
  • Module 5: Interpreting Exceptions

This eLearning course is open for self-enrolment now at

fesmedia.scholarlms.com

and commences on September 13, 2021. The next course offering for this year will be November 15.

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Right to Information for Civil Society and Journalists (Demand Side)

Sponsored Online Course on the Right to Information in Africa

Access to Information is a critical prerequisite for meeting the targets of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, in particular, Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. To support this vital initiative, fesmedia Africa teamed up with fraycollege and international experts from the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) and the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) to develop an online course to empower civil society members and journalists to fulfil their important role of informing the public and contributing towards the achievement of SDG Targets: 5. Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms; 6. Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels and, 7. Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

The course material includes videos, reading material, RTI resources, discussion forums and quizzes. The course is designed to be engaging and informative, allowing participants to actively engage with the material and apply lessons to deliver information. It also has three live webinars with the course moderator which are a valuable opportunity to ask questions, give input and network with other course participants.

The course consists of 5 modules which can be done at the participant’s own pace over a period of two to four weeks. The modules are:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Right to Information

  • Module 2: The Legal Framework for the Right to Information

  • Module 3: Making and Processing Requests

  • Module 4: Interpreting Exceptions


  • Module 5: Appeals and Promotional Roles

This eLearning course is open for self-enrolment now at

fesmedia.scholarlms.com

and commences on 18 October 2021.

Download Course Guide

Contact

For more information, please write to fesmedia Africa’s Support Programme Manager Lis Jordan, lis(at)fesmedia.org.

fesmedia Africa
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

95 John Meinert Street
P.O. Box 23652
Windhoek, Namibia

+264-61-417500
info(at)fesmedia.org

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