APWLD is part of the ACSC/ APF Convergent Space on Corporate Greed and Power in the Southeast Asia at the upcoming ASEAN Peoples Forum 2017.

The ACSC/ APF Convergence Space Corporate Greed and Power in the Southeast Asia is an opportunity for regional and national organisations to come together and call much needed attention to the growing power of corporations and international financial institutions in pushing for regional economic integration that dispossess the ASEAN peoples of their resources, undermine their human rights, and diminish (if not totally cut off) their access to essential services.

The convergence space is initiating a 3-session webinar series on Understanding Corporate Power in Southeast Asia:


Unmasking the ASEAN Economic Community and Corporate Power in Southeast Asia 13 October 2017, (2:00 – 4:00 pm BKK) /  (3:00 – 5:00 pm) MNL
Understanding the different manifestations of Corporate Power 21 October 2017, (2:00 – 4:00 pm BKK) /  (3:00 – 5:00 pm) MNL
Regional Solidarity for Development Justice 30 October 2017, (2:00 – 4:00 pm BKK) /  (3:00 – 5:00 pm) MNL

The webinar series aims to:

–  Surface analyses on ASEAN’s Development Agenda and the consequences to rights of the peoples of the 11 countries in Southeast Asian Countries that ACSC/APF has presence;

–  Examine the ASEAN processes and existing mechanisms to safeguard and mitigate the impacts of its development agenda on the environment, peoples’ rights and livelihood;

–  Identify possible entry points for engagement from the national to the regional level and workable actions for advocacy and solidarity that will be presented and finalised in the strategy meeting of the Corporate Greed and Power Convergence Space during the ACSC/APF 2017;

–  Engage other organizations/movements to join the Convergence Space and participate in the ACSC/APF conference in Nov 2017.

Given the increasing concern on growing corporate power in Southeast Asia and its impact on human rights and ASEAN commons, we hope that you can engage in the webinar series and our sessions at the APF 2017 in November. Together let us share, analyse and collectively call for a just, equitable and sustainable development at the global, regional and national levels.

Here is the poster and concept note for your reference so that you know what is in store for you. Please consider joining us for one or all of the webinars and make sure that you register your interest here. We will send you the webinar link and the folder for the presentations and resources shortly after.

​Thank you and we look forward to having  you for the webinar series!


Co-leads of the ACSC/APF Convergence Space on Corporate Greed and Power