The Freedom Of Information Training

The training equips participants with the knowledge of the Freedom Of Information Act, as well as how to make a request & several other reference materials that can aid in getting information from government/public institutions.

About the Programme

The FOI training will ensure further increase in awareness & interest in the Act. It would serve as a benchmark towards sustaining the increasing culture of demanding transparency in governance. It could further help improve performances of public officials & institutions, by serving as a tool of accountability therefore checking their activities.

Presented by:

The Freedom Of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act 2011 (FOIA) ensures that public bodies and organisations uphold the principles of transparency and trustworthiness when it comes to storing and sharing information. It outlines how and why organisations must share details of their activities with the public. In this training, you will learn about the history and purposes of the FOIA, how it is implemented and what it means for Nigerians in our strive for a performance-driven government.

You will learn:

Structure of the Training

This innovators/ambassadors will continue to engage students in higher institutions, youths on how to use the guide & the FOI Act. While the Ambassadors will continue to create awareness about the Act & process of making a request.

5 reps

Representatives will be chosen.

6 zones

Six (6) geopolitical zones in Nigeria.

30 trainees

Inducted as FOI ambassadors.

Key dates to note:

  • Jan 18 - Feb 12
  • Feb 12 - Feb 19
  • Feb 19 - Feb 24
  • Feb 24 - Feb 25
  • Feb 26 - Feb 27
  • Feb 27
  • Mar 01 - Mar 19

Who Should Apply?

Young persons between the ages of 18-35 years, who have interest in governance, have the intellectual capacity & willingness to engage government institutions.

Innovators/Initiators/activists who are interested in a transformative, performance-driven government.

What are we looking for?

Creativity/Innovation

Level of creativity/innovation applied and their entrepreneurial approach towards social change.

Leadership

Experience mobilizing people and resources to achieve set goals, and consistent drive for excellence.

Sense of Purpose

Demonstrate strong desire for social change within the community, to improve livelihoods and to scale the impact of their social business.

Right Attitude

Openness to learning and willingness to implement appropriate learnings into governance building & sustainability.

Oluseun Onigbinde
Bukonla Adebakin
Usman Alabi

Meet the Faculty

Facilitators at the FOI Training Workshop.

Deadline

Application Deadline is 12th of February, 2021.
Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed.

Benefits of Taking this Training

  • If you are interested in a performance-driven government, this training will help you fulfil your obligations by equipping you with the prerequisite of an accountability tool.

  • If you wish to make a request for information under the act, this training will help you understand your rights.

  • If you are interested in privacy and data protection issues, this training will help further your understanding of these topics.

  • If you have a general interest in Nigeria law, this training will further your knowledge of a variety of legal issues.

FAQ's

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the training. There are no entry requirements to take the training.

The training is broken down into (2) days. Each day would have facilitators take different aspects of the Act & they would share their experience using the Act, averaging 30minutes per session.

There would be a pet project where the trainees would be shared into groups & they would present their strategy, resources (letter) through which they use to make a request. There would also see several smaller tests & assessments during the course of the training.

There would be e-certificates given at the end of the training during the induction of trainees as ambassadors.

Yes, the session (s) will be virtual/remote.