FOI Research Team Presents in Annual FOI Summit

FOI session on the AID-FOI Tool (Image courtesy of FOI-PMO)

To celebrate the the third year of implementation of the Executive Order operationalizing the Freedom of Information (FOI) Program, the FOI – Project Management Office (FOI-PMO) held its annual FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SUMMIT with the theme,“Weaving the Narrative of Good Governance and Public Participation through Access to Information.”  The summit was held at Manila Peninsula Hotel on 11 December 2019.

The event gathered over 200 representatives from national and local governments, civil society organizations, the media, the academe, the private sector, and development partners who actively supported open government and transparency initiatives.

Mr. Michael Canares, FOI research lead facilitated the session on “Assessing Information Disclosure Practices”, using the experience of the Philippines in using the Assessing Information Disclosure Practices for FOI Compliance (AID-FOI Tool). He was joined by Commissioner Daren Fitzhenry of the Information Commissioners Office of Scotland, Mr. Andro Santiago, Chief of the Stakeholders Management Section of the Department of Public Works and Highways, and April Rhea Molina of the Department of Health.

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