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Thursday, August 29, 2013

South Pacific calling?

 Know your FOI, background in policy and implementation, experience in developing countries? The UNDP could be looking for you for a three month stint based in Fiji, providing input and guidance to give freedom of information a kick along in Kiribati,  Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. Applications close 9 September, with an incredibly ambitious start date of 16th.  My chapter on (Australasia and) Oceania in the Global Right to Information Update published in July may provide some context if you need it. (If only I had three months to spare-dreaming again!) Thanks to Toby McIntosh for the heads up and the link to this report that Vanuatu has adopted a Right to Information policy with a law to follow. The Cook Islands is the one Pacific country with an FOI act. Tonga has a government wide policy for information access.

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