Friday, September 25, 2009

Profile: Antonio Tujan Jr.

Antonio Tujan is a social activist who has worked on international issues and those relating to the Philippines for forty years. One of the founders of the Philippines-based IBON Foundation thirty years ago, he is the foundation's current International Director. Mr. Tujan Jr. is a researcher, editor, educator, and writer, and he is also the Director of the Institute of Political Economy. He has written and/or edited a number of articles and books on globalization and related issues, including: Globalizing Philippine Mining, Contract Growing - Intensifying Corporate Control of Agriculture, and The Impact of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

Mr. Tujan is active in international networking, and is the Chairman of both the Asia Pacific Research Network, a network of more than fifty major research non-governmental organizations in the Asia Pacific, and of Reality of Aid, a global network on poverty eradication. He is also Chair of the International Steering Group of the Civil Society Parallel Process to the Accra High Level Forum.

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