The Right to Information in Africa - Manual for Public Officials was conceived by AFIC, designed by CLD and supported by FES. This manual was prepared by Michael Karanicolas, Legal Officer at the CLD and Toby Mendel, Executive Director of the CLD. Feedback on the initial draft was provided by Gilbert Sendugwa, Coordinator & Head of Secretariat of AFIC. We are grateful to AFIC members: Society for Democratic Initiatives (Sierra Leone), Media Institute of Southern Africa and Correctif (Democratic Republic of Congo) for pilot testing the draft manual with public officials and civil society representatives. We deeply appreciate the contribution of those public officials and civil society representatives in Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone who piloted the tool and provided valuable inputs based on their specific country and agency setting. Other members of AFIC reviewed the draft and made useful comments which contributed to the overall quality of the manual.
It is our aim that this Manual will help public officials to incorporate access to information in their everyday work and to engage with civil society and the media in the common interest of development and prosperity for Africa.
Our hope is that this Manual will help journalists to incorporate access to information in their everyday work and to engage with governments and civil society in the common interest of development and prosperity for Africa.
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