The Right to Information (RTI) initiative will launch the ‘Beginning of RTI in the Solomon Islands’ on Friday (February 2nd, 2024) at the Multi-Purpose Hall in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
This groundbreaking event, a collaboration between USP’s School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Physics (STEMP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), funded by UK Aid, is a beacon in ‘Strengthening Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability in Pacific Island Countries’ project.
The launch will focus on five key objectives to empower transparency and accountability by presenting the outcomes and achievements of the project so far; introducing innovative RTI tools, including the e-course, mobile app, and website, and emphasising their applicability and value in the Pacific context; enhance regional awareness of open data and its significance in promoting transparency and accountability.
It also focuses on advocating the RTI e-course among undergraduate students across the Solomon Islands and the Pacific region. It demonstrates these digital tools’ potential sustainability and impact beyond the project’s lifespan.
The launch will showcase the results of the project’s first two phases and how the designed tools are a one-stop-shop solution for citizens, offering convenient and comprehensive access to information.
The Right to Information initiative is recognised globally as a fundamental human right, vital for fostering transparency and empowering citizens.
The collaborative efforts of USP and UNDP are central to introducing RTI in the Pacific, focusing on developing innovative digital solutions for better access to government information.
This event marks a significant step in promoting transparency, accountability, and democratic governance in the Pacific and invites everyone to embrace the era of information empowerment, ensuring every citizen can access the information they need to make informed decisions.
For more information about the event, please contact us through STEMP messenger or email email@example.com