Building access to information in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

An UNDEF project in Bangladesh empowers indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts to access information on public services offered by local government institutions and departments. In this way, the initiative contributes both to indigenous communities' participation in the democratic governance process, and to their access to public services for their survival, livelihood and development. The project increases awareness of the legislated right to information, generating public demand, strengthening community-based institutions as an information source, sensitizing local government and NGOs about their roles and responsibilities for information delivery, and strengthening and organizing local media to cover and advocate right to information issues.