Resource Governance in Asia Pacific (RegINA) is the Asia Pacific knowledge hub for Better Governance on Extractive Industries. The Hub is managed by Department of Politics and Government (POLGOV), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia in collaboration with Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI).
We are a university-based hub allied with multi-stakeholders coalition to promote energy security, welfare, and sustainability through policy advocacy networks in Asia Pacific Region. The initiative builds collective capacity to monitor extractive sectors. This coalition for reform brought together actors and reformers from the civil society, governments, private sectors, experts as well as independent and professional think tanks to work towards greater good governance objectives.
In supporting coalition for reform, we and our partners develop tools to build understanding of transparency and accountability dimensions as well as facilitate series course that challenged governance for extractive sectors that are often concealed in secrecy. Series of researchs providing knowledge and skill enhance policy networked-advocacy in the respective countries within Asia Pacific region.
Become leading university-based knowledge hub on governance of extractive industries in Asia Pacific Region, support the growing number of reformers and change makers engaged in extractive resources governance and deepen their knowledge and skills base for positive policy impact.
In achieving the goal, we set up two intermediate objectives:
- To further provide civil society actors with the knowledge and skills to oversee the EI sector in general, and in their respective countries. Given the complexity of the issue, the CSO activists would be set to benefit from an interdisciplinary approach.
- To strengthen existing networked-policy advocacy in EI sectors for effective action and oversights throughout Asia Pacific region. The Hub brought CSO activists together, give them access to experts in areas such as fiscal, legal, social and environmental aspects of extractive industry governance, and promote coordination and cooperation amongst multi-stakeholders to increase impact of their efforts.
We particularly convene coalition for reform focusing on critical aspects of the natural resources decision chain to build good governance on extractive industry sectors. We facilitate knowledge hub system for vibrant discussion over mentorship, sharing of knowledge and experiences, among experts, CSO activists, policy makers, and other accountability actors.
We embrace our core competencies, such as measurement and assessment of natural resources governance. We presently provide policy advice and advocacy infused with lessons learned in the fieldwork and rigorous research. We conducted policy-oriented research on extractive industries governance issue, particularly in the topics: citizenship in resource rich regions (2015) and local knowledge for natural resource governance (2015). The researches on those topics are correspondingly in collaboration with University of Oslo (UiO) and Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI-AustralianAid).
In enlightening collective capacity in Asia Pacific regional level, we facilitate series of training on Developing Better Governance on Extractive Industries encompassing the value chain of extractive industries, markedly social-environmental impact; revenue management; tax, royalty and contract terms; development of transparency initiatives; and coalition for reform. In line with these activities, we enhances networked-advocacy that developing policy reform, notably in improving transparency and accountability framework.
We facilitate annual forum to share ideas and innovations of extractive sectors among the local leader in South East Asia. The hub has supported policy advocacy that has been initiated by the CSOs in Asia Pacific regions to encourage policy reforms in respective countries.
We also have contributed to ASEAN epistemic through our scoping studies in policies and collaborative researches for improving resources governance in respective countries. Numerous publications have been presented including in ASEAN international conferences and book printed.
We publish our works in a variety of formats, including working papers, policy briefs, modules, and articles. All of our publications are available for download free of charge. [Our publication]
Nanang Indra Kurniawan (Program Director)
Primi Suharmadhi Putri (Hub Manager)
Board of Experts
Abdul Gafar Karim
Poppy S Winanti
Ashari Cahyo Edi
Wigke Capri Arti
Indah Surya Wardhani
Our first two year was supported by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through IKAT-US Project. The hub todays is managed in collaboration with Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI) as well as some activities were supported by Knowledge Sector Initiatives (KSI) and The World Bank.