Covid-19 pandemic is known to have spread globally to almost all countries in the world. The impact is not only in the health sector, but also in all sectors of the economy and development. In fact, the Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow not only to the government, but also to the civil society movement, including PWYP Indonesia coalition and its members in the region as well as the fostered community at the grassroots level.

Therefore, a strong Asia Pacific PWYP Coalition is needed. The coalition must be able to survive and adapt in a pandemic situation – to work flexibly without neglecting the principles that are valued by coalition. In addition, effective coordination between PWYP member countries in Indonesia and among regional members of the Asia Pacific coalitions is an important key to achieving the global strategy on the 2020-2025 vision.

Thus, this project was developed and propose to help coalition member to adapt with the current pandemic situations by strengthen the effective trans-national coordination of PWYP coalitions and foster experience sharing between members. Also, to support PWYP Indonesia National Secretariat to facilitate more inclusive participation of coalition member to be involved in the implementation of PWYP Global Strategy for 2020-2025.

Specifically, this grant is used to improve the knowledge and capacity of coalition member on deeply understanding the global issues such as energy transition and open contracts / open beneficial ownership in extractive industries, as well as to facilitate PWYP national and coalition member to actively engage in knowledge sharing among countries and develop Asia Pacific regional advocacy strategies as part of the collective action.

Supported by PWYP Global Secretariat, this project playing significant role in accelerate the progress of PWYP Global Strategy 2020-2025 through improving capacity and build effective coordination among country coalition member through developing regional advocacy strategy plan.