CHRI and Katiba Institute Kenya's RTI Learning Programme begins

The week-long learning programme on the Right to Information (RTI-LP) organized by CHRI and Katiba Institute, Kenya, got underway in New Delhi on Monday, September 4, 2017.

Jayshree Bajoria, researcher, Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, made a presentation on the use of RTI for evidence-based advocacy for better human rights protection and to demand accountability of the police for custodial torture and deaths.

Six delegates representing civil society and media sector - Transparency International - Kenya, Midrift HURINET, Article 19, Nation Media, Save Lamu and Katiba Institute are visiting India this week to learn from her long experience of implementing the RTI Act.

During the RTI-LP, delegates will interact with RTI practitioners in the government, civil society and media sectors. Every year, CHRI organises RTI-LPs for legislators, representatives of government and civil society, Information Commissions and the media, to develop their capacity to craft, enact, effectively implement and use RTI laws. Commonwealth Foundation is supporting the RTI-LP for Kenya.