SID-Washington’s Education for Development Workgroup welcomes you for a special discussion on the Right to Information Act in India, presented by Kohl S. Gill, Senior Analyst and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, US Department of Energy.
The Indian Right to Information Act (RTI) has far-reaching implications for transparency in all sectors of international development work. With broad coverage of national and local Indian governance structures and strict, enforceable time limits, the RTI has earned its reputation as one the strongest and most thorough transparency laws in the world.
Kohl S. Gill, Senior Analyst and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, US Department of Energy, will review some important facets of this legislation, areas where it can be applied to further development work, and paths forward in India and other countries. Particular attention will be paid to uses of the RTI relevant to international development organizations and their implementing partners to address food security, income generation, health care, the environment, and human rights. Participants are welcome to contact Dr. Gill, ahead of time with any particular concerns they would like to see addressed.
Directions to Winrock International:
From the Rosslyn Metro Station in Arlington (Orange & Blue line): As you exit the station, turn right, walk a half block on Moore Street to Wilson Blvd.
Turn left on Wilson Blvd (downhill), cross Lynn Street and continue to the next street, Kent Street. Turn left on Kent Street and walk half a block. Winrock is located in the building at the extreme left of a complex of three buildings which you enter via a courtyard on the right hand side of Kent Street (large letters above the courtyard entrance read “Rosslyn Plaza”). 1621, is on the left once you enter the courtyard. Take elevator to 12th floor.
Parking is available under the building complex; you enter on Arlington Ridge Road off of Wilson Blvd. which is the next street over from Kent St, just east of Kent Street (downhill from Kent Street). Our address is 1621 N. Kent Street in Rosslyn, Suite 1200.
I have requested the organisers by email to kindly email me the details of the presentation by Dr Gill and a copy of his presentation (if possible) as well as a gist of the question/answers session that follows OR alternatively directly post it on RTI India - Right to Information.