Regional Experts’ Meeting

Assessing the Use of Right to Information Laws in South Asia and Africa
26 to 27 October, 2017 | Dhaka | Bangladesh


  1. Agenda
  2. Concept Note
  3. Speakers’ Bios
  4. Speakers’ Presentation/ Paper

4.1  Vision and practice of RTI law by Dr. Shamsul Bari

4.2  The state of RTI in South Asia by Venkatesh Nayak

4.3  Procedures for seeking information under the RTI Act, 2009 of Bangladesh by Nepal Chandra   Sarker

4.4  Seeking Information and Duty of Public Authorities in RTI Implementation by Taranath Dahal

4.5  RTI Appeal and complaint procedures: Experience from Nepal by Khrishna Hari Baskota

4.6  The Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Fruits of Long and Hard Labour by Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena

4.7  Assessing RTI in South Asia and Africa by Chantal Kisoon

4.8  State of Proactive Disclosure in Bangladesh by Hasibur Rahman

4.9  Proactive Information Disclosure by Venkatesh Nayak

4.10RTI and Role of Civil Society and Media by Mizanur Rahman Khan

4.11Classification of Information procedures: an experience from Nepal by Khrishna Hari Baskota

4.12 Exemptions to Right to information including Data Protection: A Sri Lankan Perspective by Faizer Mohamed Shaheid

4.13  RTI Experts’ Meeting Panel Summaries by Sara Hossain

5. Summary of RTI Applications Filed by BLAST

6. List of relevant RTI Laws and Constitutions

6.1 Bangladesh (RTI & Constitution),-Rules-and-Regulations

6.2 India (RTI & Constitution)

6.3 Kenya (RTI & Constitution)

6.4 Nepal (RTI & Constitution)

 6.5 South Africa (RTI & Constitution)

 6.6  Sri Lanka (RTI & Constitution)

 7. Participant List


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