30 November 2010

New FOIP educational product: the PAIA Workshop Guide

The PAIA Workshop Guide is SAHA's latest addition to our steadily building collection of training resources and publications. The Workshop Guide has been developed through the Freedom of Information Project: Capacity-building in the Community-based Sector. During this training SAHA realised that there was not a comprehensive training manual that covered all the relevant areas of requesting information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). Instead of using a series of loose documents and PowerPoint presentations, training can now be coordinated alongside this manual. The Workshop Guide can also stand alone as a table-top reference guide for anyone trying to practically engage with PAIA in their everyday environment.

This PAIA Workshop Guide was made possible through the generous funding of the Ford Foundation.

It is hoped that the FOIP PAIA DVD that is currently being developed will be a useful associated learning instrument and will work alongside the PAIA Workshop Guide and the PAIA Resource Kit to create a comprehensive package of educational tools on PAIA implementation. This will also further the aims of the FOIP Capacity Building Project to become one of the lead projects in South Africa offering multi-level training and capacity building to organisations and individuals who can most benefit from using PAIA.

For more information, please visit the PAIA Workshop Guide page on our website, where the Guide is available for download on a chapter by chapter basis.