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.
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.
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.
Representatives will be chosen.
Six (6) geopolitical zones in Nigeria.
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?
Application Deadline is 12th of February, 2021.
Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed.
Benefits of Taking this Training
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.