About APRN

The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) was established to develop cooperation among alternative research centres of non-government organizations (NGOs) and social movements that work on current development issues affecting the people across the region. Among its primary concerns is to raise capacity in advocacy and education, particularly in the conduct of research and knowledge-sharing activities.

Our network

APRN’s former campaigns have led to the formation of independent regional and global networks, particularly on development and finance (Reality of Aid/RoA – Asia Pacific), agriculture and rural development (People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty /PCFS), water (Water for the People Network /WPN) and on climate change (Peoples’ Movement on Climate Change /PMCC). APRN also participates in other global or regional networks such as the Our World is Not for Sale (OWINFS) and Resist! – A global campaign against neoliberal globalization and war.

The APRN was established through a process that started in a conference in Canada in 1997, and culminated in its first research conference in Manila in 1999 on the WTO and the impact of trade liberalization on Asian countries.

APRN’s strength and prestige as a regional research network is largely due to its being rooted in the social movements while adhering to the standards set for a scholarly undertaking. From an original 21 members, APRN is now 52 member-strong, with a growing number of applicants from national and regional NGOs and NGO coalitions from the Pacific to the Middle East.


APRN is a network of leading research NGOs in Asia Pacific. Our 56 members represent research institutions and organizations that are rooted in the people’s struggle across 18 countries in the region.

Advocacy and Research Circles Borneo (Link-AR Borneo) | Aidwatch | Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) | Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC) | Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) | Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) | Balochistan Rural Development and Research Society (BRDRS) | Center for Development Programs in the Cordilleras (CDPC) | Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) | Center for Sustainable Community Development (S-CODE) | Center for Sustainable Research Development (SRD) | Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) | Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants (CECOEDECON) | Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) | Center for Participatory Research and Development-CPRD China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO) | Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) | Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) | Consumer International (CI) | Deccan Development Society | Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy | Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) | Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS) | Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD) | Forum of Women NGOs of Kyrgyzstan | Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) | IBON Foundation, Inc. | Indonesia for Global Justice | Initiative for Right View (IRV) | Institute for Motivating Self-Employment (IMSE) | Institute for National and Democratic Studies (INDIES) | Institute for Reproductive and Family Health – RaFH | International NGO FOrum for Indonesian Development (INFID) | Jobs Creating Development Society | Minerals Policy Institute (MPI) | NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) | Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) | NGO Coordinating Committee on Development | Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC) | Pakistan Institute for Labor Education and Research (PILER) | Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN-AP) | Public Interest Research Centre | Research Center for Management and Sustainable Development | Resistance and Alternatives to Globalization (RAG) | Roots for EQUITY | Rural Women’s Association “Alga” | SAHANIVASA | Sevalanka Foundation | Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED) | Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Trade (SEACON) | Sustainable Development Foundation | Third World Network | UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative) | Vikas Adhyayan Kendra (VAK) | Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) | Water and Energy Users’ Federation (WAFED)

Board of Convenors

Azra Talat Sayeed


Roots for Equity

Jennifer del Rosario - Malonzo

Vice Chairperson

IBON International

Ajay Jha


Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants (CECOEDECON)

Mandkhaitsetsen Urantulkhuur


Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) - Mongolia

Aaron Ceradoy


Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM)

Alternate Members

Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk

Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) – Thailand

Shigeru Tanaka

Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC) - Japan

Board of Trustees (BOT)

Ramon Bultron



Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo

Rosario Guzman

Paul Quintos

Jazminda Lumang