The objectives of the Coalition are to:
- Be used as an umbrella organization 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 utilization 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 organizations 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 organizations 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 broadcasts 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, functioning office that is currently located at Level 2 IPA Building and is managed by the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council.
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.