What is SARTIAN?
South Asia Right to Information Advocates Network (SARTIAN) is a Community of Right to Information Practitioners anchored by CHRI and supported by ANSA-SAR. The purpose of the network is to promote regular interaction with each other across the region. SARTIAN develops relationships and solidarity among advocates, media, and civil society, through discussions, experience sharing, and collective action.
What is CHRI?
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), based in New Delhi, India, facilitates the network. CHRI’s assists other organisations to develop effective Right to Information mechanisms in their own countries. CHRI catalyses the development of networks of concerned civil society organisations and seeks out the specific information needs of the people and communicates them to policy makers in various ways.
What is ANSA-SAR?
The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) is an initiative to promote, strengthen and sustain the concepts and practices of social accountability globally. ANSA is supported by the World Bank Institute (WBI). Currently there are three regional ANSA hubs - Africa, East Asia Pacific, and South Asia, as well as a Global Seed Fund (GSF) component to promote ANSA in different regions. The primary objective of ANSA South Asia Region (ANSA-SAR) and the Global Partnership Fund (GPF) is to enhance and expand social accountability and governance initiatives in South Asia and globally. Seed funding for ANSA SAR was provided by the Development Grant Facility (DGF) of the World Bank in the amount of $3.5 million over three years.
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We would like you to join, participate actively, and share your experiences on this network. We hope you will be able to use this platform to advocate for the right to information and join this journey to practically realise the right to information in South Asia.