Extractive Working Group of Open Government Partnership to be expanded to Natural Resources Transparency
ICEL recently held a session on “Models of Openness in Sustainable Natural Resources Management” during Open Government Partnership Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Bali, Indonesia. TAI Director, Lalanath de Silva, spoke for the session. The objective is to mainstream more environmental matters in the OGP, including more country commitment for innovations related to P10. You can see TAI’s previous blog regarding environmental issues in OGP http://www.wri.org/blog/open-government-partnership-it%E2%80... .
A successful Webinar was held with 25 organisations in Brazil about the LAC P10 Regional process on access to information, public participation and access to justice. Participants discussed the status of access rights in Brazil and their thoughts on the Brazilian Government and CSOs role in participation and contribution to this process. For more information on this process in Brazil please contact Article 19 in Brazil or the TAI Secretariat.
The Access Initiative would like to announce its new membership rules which take effect on May 1, 2014. These rules were drafted by the Core Team, commented on by the network and, after incorporation of comments, approved by the Core Team.
Please find the new membership rules attached as well as at the following link:
The Access Initiative is proud to congratulate TAI member Ramesh Agrawal, director of Jan Chetana, on receiving a 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize. Agrawal has worked tirelessly since the 2005 passage of India’s Right to Information Act to hold the coal industry in his home state of Chhattisgarh accountable.