Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) is a regional network of research NGOs. Through research and knowledge-sharing, we raise the capacities of organizations to do development work. APRN serves as a network of alternative centers for people’s research on socioeconomic and geopolitical issues. Our research and advocacy focus on people’s trade agenda, development finance, democracy and militarism, governance, and development effectiveness. The Network specializes in people’s research, advocacy, policy lobbying and engagements, and capacity building.
The APRN was established by advocacy and research groups in 1997. Its first research conference was on WTO and the impact of trade liberalization on Asian countries which was held in Manila, Philippines in 1999. From an initial membership of 21 organizations, it has now grown to more than 50 member organizations from 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The APRN was established to develop cooperation among alternative research centers of peoples organizations and civil society organizations. Since then, it has raised capacities in advocacy, research, and education around critical development issues affecting the people in the region.
Equality and social justice founded on the historical roots and the structural causes of inequality and exploitation within and between nations.
Bias for the people and planet which requires us to support their causes and highlight their plight as well as their struggles in research and advocacy.
Mutual respect and Collective action recognizes the power of marginalized groups working together towards achieving social change.
Promoting Pro-People Economy and Trade
promote their vision and capacities for alternative economic models in the context of peoples resistance and struggles.
Building People’s Democracy and Claiming Civic Spaces
support the strengthening CSOs and people’s movement against attacks on democratic rights while assisting them in the implemention of CSO development effectiveness.
Communities that Resist and Rebuild
assist movements in documenting their struggles and developing alternative models of development.
We envision a just and equitable society based on the principles of people’s rights and responsibilities, gender equality, and sustainability.
APRN, in close cooperation with people’s movements, commits to facilitate the realization of the transformative role of peoples’ research in advocacy, struggles, and movement building.
Conduct and utilize research and analyses to strengthen people’s movements, their advocacies and struggles.
Develop research, education, information, and advocacy work through the building of common research platforms and sharing capacities for people’s research.
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