Nagpur, India – The National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, Aryanto Nugroho, attended the Inception Report of C20 India with several delegates from Indonesian Civil Society Organization (CSO) Representatives, including Ah Maftuchan, Executive Director of Prakarsa who is also Troika C20 India and Binny Buchory, a member of the Steering Committee (SC) C20 India, held in Nagpur, India. The C20 India Inception Conference, which was held in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, on March 20-21, 2023, aims to convey updates and progress on the work of each Working Group (WG) and to get input from delegates on the priority issues carried out by C20 India.

The first day’s agenda began with a Plenary Session that discussed the work of the WG Integrated Holistic Health: Mind, Body, and Environment; Sustainable & Resilient Communities: Climate, Environment, and Net Zero Targets; Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE); and Revival of Rivers & Water Management—followed by the Inaugural Ceremony, which heard remarks from the C20 India Chair and Sherpa, the Troika (Indonesia and Brazil), and some Indian Government representatives, as well as a speech from Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014 on the critical role of CSOs in the Indian G20 Presidency.

The second day’s agenda continued to discuss the work of the WG Working Groups Sense of Service, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism; Diversity, Inclusion, Mutual Respect, Human Rights as Human Values; Gender Equality and Disability (GED); SDG 16+ and Promoting Civic Space; Participatory Democracy for Governance and Development; Technology, Security and Transparency; Preservation and Conservation of Traditional Arts, Crafts and Culture; Traditional and Innovative Livelihoods and Employment; Education and Digital Transformation; Special Committee on Financial Issues. And ended with a Valedictory Session featuring Sous Sherpa, G20 India, and India’s Minister of Shipping and Transport.

On this occasion, Aryanto specifically gave input to the Working Group (WG) Technology, Security, and Transparency so that its priority issues are strengthened in the framework of preventing cybercrime, including corruption, money laundering, and terrorism, as well as the importance of the WG to coordinate with the G20 Anti Corruption Working Group (ACWG).

Aryanto also held a bilateral meeting with the Coordinator of WG Sustainable & Resilient Communities: Climate, Environment, and Net Zero Targets to discuss some priority issues carried out by this WG, primarily how to oversee the Bali Leaders Declaration recommendations and ensure the sustainability of Indonesia’s previous C20 priority issues.

Author: Aryanto Nugroho