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The PNG Resource Governance Coalition (PNGRGC) was launched in March 2015.  Its primary purpose is to coordinate and facilitate the participation of civil society in implementing Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI in PNG. The coalition is currently developing its strategy so that it is aligned to the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) global Vision 20/20 strategy that seeks to strengthen PWYP’s governance standards, and engagement on advocacy initiatives on transparency and accountability on extractive industries.  PWYP provides technical assistance to PNG Resource Governance Coalition (PNGRGC).  The Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC) is the host organisation of PNGRGC. 



The objectives of the Coalition are to:

•  be used as an umbrella organisation to encompass all CSOs including community-based, faith-based, legal, environmental, transparency and anti-corruption and other non-governmental organizations that have an interest and work in or related to the Extractive Sector; accountability and the governance of the sector and the proceeds from the management and utilisation of the resources;

•  contribute constructively to civil society’s participation in the introduction, promotion, awareness, and implementation of the EITI in PNG; including to hold industry and government accountable and support and guide CSO members of the EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group.

• introduce, promote and maintain programs and initiatives that are community focused in order to strengthen civil society engagement and ownership of issues in the resource sector;

• develop understanding and partnerships with other likeminded resource governance organisations locally and internationally;

• maintain high standards of good governance for the Coalition and its members;

• establish and maintain a register of membership, as the basis for programs and outreach activities; and

• do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives or any of them.


Partnerships and Advocacy

 PNGRGC’s strategic partners have been Publish What You Pay (UK), CIMC, Institute of National Affairs (INA), Transparency International PNG (TIPNG), Business Against Corruption Alliance (BACA), Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR), Eco-Forestry Forum (EFF), and various other community-based organisations and institutions.

Publish What You Pay, CIMC and INA and provided administrative and technical support to PNGRGC.

Business Against Corruption Alliance has provided funding assistance for radio broadcast and roadshows.

TIPNG funded a workshop conducted by PNGRGC in Kavieng IN 2015

CELCOR, EFF, and others have provided technical assistance during regional roadshows.

PNGRGC has a well-equipped and functioning office that is currently located at Level 2 IPA Building and is managed by the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Committee.

PNGRGC recently completed three subnational capacity building training workshops funded by the European Union through CIMC. 

PNGRGC has also conducted three joint provincial EITI training workshops in Kavieng, Lae and Wewak in association with the PNGEITI National Secretariat and with funding assistance from the World Bank.



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