Venkatesh Nayak

Coordinator of Access to Information, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Venkatesh Nayak

Venkatesh Nayak is the Coordinator of the Access to Information Programme and is presently a key public training resource on Right to Information across South Asia, Africa & the Caribbean. He has trained more than 6000 officers of government and more than 600 executives of public sector enterprises for implementing India’s new transparency law. Previously a Doctoral Research Fellow in History, he has authored research and public education documents on the right to information, the basic structure of the Indian Constitution, issues of social justice, electoral reforms, efficacy of public audit mechanisms and fact-finding mission reports on human rights violations.