Freedom of Information – Information Commissioner’s Office, Republic of Maldives

Continent: Asia
Competence: ATI / RTI only
Jurisdiction: National
Year established: 2014
Number of staff: 18 personnel
Head of authority: Ahmed Ahid Rasheed 

Ahmed Ahid Rasheed is the Information Commissioner of the Maldives. Prior to being appointed to this position in September 2021, he worked at Transparency Maldives, Transparency International’s local chapter in Maldives, as their Governance Manager. Rasheed has been working in promoting access to information since he joined Transparency Maldives in 2013. His work in this area included advocating for the enactment of a strong access to information law, stronger enforcement of the law, and in raising awareness amongst the public of this right. His work in other areas includes advocating for protections of whistleblowers, migrant worker rights, and asset declarations of public officials. Prior to this he worked as Legal Officer at the Anti-Corruption Board. Rasheed holds an LLB (Hons.) Law Degree from Staffordshire University, UK.


2021 FOI, Information Commissioner’s Office, Maldives’ Annual Report
Contact details:

Address: G. Billoorijehige, Male’, Maldives
Telephone:  +(96) 0301 0990

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