Antonio (Tony) Tujan will take part in the debate addressing Trade and Investment Rules for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, on the second day of the Symposium (25 June).
An alternative investment strategy must translate into a concrete set of policies that give special attention to domestic resource mobilization, particularly to innovative ways of generating domestic revenue to meet public investment needs and to promote the growth of a domestic industrial base. For example, effective levies for natural resources and promotion of export trade, combined with effective governance and transparency, can ensure that both foreign and domestic corporations contribute to sustainable domestic revenue generation as well as to mitigation of environmental degradation from natural resources exploitation. Tony Tujan
Mr. Tujan is a social activist who has been working on Philippine and international issues for more than 40 years. One of the founders of IBON Foundation, which was set up in 1978, he is the organization's current International Director. He was the founding Chair of the Asia-Pacific Research Network - a network of more than 50 major research NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region. He was also a founding co-Chair of the People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty, which has operated from 2005 to the present day. He was co-Chair of the Coordinating Group of the Betteraid Open CSO Platform on Aid Effectiveness, in 2009, and is now co-Chair of the Global Council of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, and represents it on the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. He is a member of the Advisory Group of the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum. He was one of three NGO representatives of the Rio+20 high-level roundtables. He is also a former Global Chair - and is the current Asia-Pacific Chair - of the Reality of Aid Network.
Mr. Tujan is a researcher, editor, educator and writer. He has written and/or edited a number of articles and books on food sovereignty, globalization, and related issues, including The People's Convention on Food Sovereignty, Training Modules on Food Sovereignty, Globalizing Philippine Mining, Contract Growing - Intensifying Corporate Control of Agriculture, The Impact of WTO Agreement on Agriculture, and Migration and Globalization.