Moving the Global Access to Information Agenda Forward

By Carrie McKee (Posted: September 28, 2012)

The World Resources Institute, The Access Initiative, Indonesian Center for Environmental Law, and Thailand Environment Institute invite you to a web-cast seminar reflecting on the Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment (STRIPE) project.

Learn how citizens in Indonesia and Thailand are using their countries’ freedom of information (FOI) laws to obtain data on the environmental pollution in their communities. From October 22nd –October 25th, WRI will be hosting an international group of Thai and Indonesian civil society representatives, high level government officials, and legal aid groups as part of our Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment (STRIPE) project. This Study Tour will provide our participants with an opportunity to meet US governmental officials, World Bank representatives, and NGO leaders to gain knowledge about our country’s pollution control regulations, data release procedures, and the challenges of using FOI requests to further pollution prevention campaigns.

On October 25th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, the Study Tour with present a concluding panel discussion, entitled “Moving the Global Access to Information Agenda Forward.” Join us online as we highlight the outcomes of our STRIPE Study Tour and how this work fits into the broader context of the open government, environmental justice, and global access to information movements.

Invited speakers include Andrew Steer, president of WRI and Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Secretary General of the Office of Natural Resources and Environment Policy (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Thailand, as well as representatives from the Thailand Environment Institute and the Indonesian Center for Environmental Law. We hope you will join us!

Moving the Global Access to Information Agenda Forward

October 25th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

World Resources Institute

10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)

Washington, DC 20002

To view the live stream of the event on October 25th, log on to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wri-live

For interactive participation, also join the GoToMeeting athttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/168746730 Meeting ID 168-746-730

If you would like to attend the event in-person, please RSVP to cmckee@wri.org.