An international NGO has set an important precedent for freedom of information in Ukraine by convincing a court that a Parliamentary advisory body should be subject to national freedom of information law.
Efforts by TAI-Uganda partner ACODE to halt the degazzetment of the Mabira Forest have contributed to the decision by the Ugandan cabinet to abandon its plan to give 7,100 hectares of the Mabira Forest to private investor to turn into a sugarcane plantation. Mabira Forest is prominently located on the Kampala-Jinja Road and is Uganda`s largest tropical forest.
At its final meeting in New York in November 2007, WG5 (the Fifth Working Group of the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor responsible for developing and implementing tools) adopted the TAI method framework in proposing a prototype demand side monitoring tool for CLEPs reform agenda. These reports would become public in February 2008.
Not TAI, but encouraging sign from the UAE:
“Environment and Water minister launches Environmental Information Award”
Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd has launched a new award related to environmental information for secondary and university students.
Note the emphasis on the mode of communications: videos, cartoons and photographs.