NOTICE OF POLICY CONCERNING ACCOUNTABILITY, OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY
We will work together building a new partnership model to gain and ensure the public trust while establishing a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Tourism development and management.
Steering committees should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their local Steering committee is doing. “Open government is good government, or at the very least it is better government. The participants will find that improved transparency will create greater buy-in from the general public and help to lessen suspicion. Doing things behind closed doors breeds suspicion and distrust, even if what is discussed is completely above board.
Steering committees should be participatory. Public engagement enhances the steering committee’s effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions. Knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and the steering committees benefit from having access to that dispersed knowledge. Committee leaders should offer their communities increased opportunities to participatein policymaking and to provide their Leaders with the benefits of their collective expertise and information.
By providing information in this website in a location easily accessible to the public, Asian Highway Network: Tourism Division demonstrates a commitment of accountability and openness for its visitors, residents, users, tourists, investors and all interested parties so they can be fully informed about the operations of this tourism project. Profiles and Biographic data is available concerning those earning =>$25, in the about-us page. This includes providing information not only about our activities in Asia but Africa, Australia and the Pan Americas.
Steering committees must be collaborative. Collaboration actively engages those affected in the work of their futures. Steering Committees should use innovative tools, methods, and systems to cooperate among themselves, across all national borders, and with nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals in the private sector. All Steering Committees should solicit public feedback to assess and improve their level of collaboration and to identify new opportunities for cooperation.