FORGE PH is PH-EITI’s annual National Conference. FORGE stands for Fostering Open and Responsible Governance of the Extractives.
A total of 474 stakeholders participated in FORGE PH through different platforms.
FORGE PH served as a venue for stakeholders to openly articulate viewpoints on issues and concerns affecting the extractives and natural resource governance. EITI Chair and former New Zealand Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Helen Clark graced the conference as the keynote speaker. Senator Joel Villanueva also attended and led the stakeholders recommitment ceremony, which is a ceremonial pledge of recommitment to the pursuit of transparency and accountability in the extractive industries through the PH-EITI. The PH-EITI also presented the key findings of the FY2020 country report to extractive industries stakeholders. During the conference, stakeholders co-created recommendations to address priority issues in the extractives sector.
Welcome Remarks – DOF Sec. Diokno
Message – US Ambassador Carlson
Introduction to Keynote Speaker – Atty. Francis
Keynote Speech – Rt. Hon. Helen Clark
Stakeholders Recommitment Ceremony
Message – Sen. Joel Villanueva
Key findings of the FY 2020 Report
T-Talks – Mark Robinson
T-Talks – Rocky Dimaculangan
T-Talks – Pamela Grafilo
A government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative implementing EITI, the global standard that promotes the open, accountable management, and good governance of oil, gas, and mineral resources. PH-EITI was created on 26 November 2013 through EO No. 147, s. of 2013. It is a government commitment first announced through EO No. 79, s. of 2012.