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Mukelani Dimba

International School for Transparency
Head of Development
South Africa
Mukelani Dimba the co-chair of the global steering committee of the Open Government Partnership. He serves as Head of Development of the International School for Transparency, a joint project of the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and the Södertörn University (Sweden). He has previously served as the Executive Director of the Open Democracy Advice Center (ODAC), a South African law center that specializes in freedom of information and whistleblower protection laws.

Mukelani has experience in accountability and transparency law and policy issues in South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His work includes advising civil society groups on campaigning for, and application of, right-to-information laws, advising legislators on drafting these laws, advising governments on implementation and monitoring strategies and conducting research on behalf of development agencies.

Mukelani is a co-founder of the South Africa's National Information Officers' Forum. He is a member of the advisory council of the Council for Advancement of the South African Constitution and is faculty member of the International School for Transparency. He has previously served as chairperson of the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (Uganda), a member of the board of directors of the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (South Africa), My Vote Counts and the advisory board of Open Society Foundations' Right-To-Information Fund (USA).

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