Monday, July 13, 2015

COMING UP!>>Episode #48: Mixed Bag: Updates on Financing for Development; Freedom of Information

Episode #48:
Mixed Bag: Updates on Financing for Development (#Ffd3); Freedom of Information

We want to use ep.48 to look at two major issues: that of the Freedom of Information, which Bill Ghana’s Parliament will be considering soon. We will be speaking to Mina Mensah of the RTI Coalition to tell listeners what the Coalition has been working on off-late, including the recent UNESCO-RTI Coalition Project looking at the gender dimensions of access to information.

Secondly, we will be speaking to ISODEC & Christian Aid to update us on what is perhaps one of the most important conferences of our time – the Third International Financing for Development Conference – that offers a momentous opportunity to follow up on commitments to financing global international development.  

Call us on the following numbers when we open the phone lines at 14h30 GMT
+233(0)289.000.931 // +233(0)289.931.000
Join us if you can at 1pm on 14 July, 2015.

Guiding questions
  • ·       Why should Africa care about another Financing for Development Conference?
  • ·       Are the UN agencies & Africa hamstrung by the EU & US on FFD3?
  • ·       How important is the discussion on illicit financial flows in the context of FFD3?
  • ·       How close is the Ghana’s Parliament to signing the Right to Information Bill into law?
  • ·       What are some of the key challenges that need working on?
  • ·       Does the RTI Coalition advocacy have the adequate oxygen of publicity it needs to get the passage of the Bill through?

Guests in the studio:
Ø  Mina Mensah, Right to Information Coalition
Ø  Bernard Anaba, ISODEC

Guests on the line:
Ø  Joyce Opoku-Boateng, NIMBUS Foundation @13h20
Ø  Chibeze Ezekiel, Christian Aid @14h15

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