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Elisa Peter

Publish What You Pay

Elisa Peter (@ElisaPeter) is the former Executive Director of Publish What You Pay (PWYP). PWYP is a civil society movement of 700+ member organisations working in 45 countries to promote transparency, citizen participation and accountability in the extractive sector (oil, gas, mining). Elisa Peter provided strategic leadership to the network around movement building, analysis, strategy, fundraising and management. She brings 20 years of international experience spanning three continents in organisational leadership, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She worked for 6 years for the United Nations as the Head of the UN’s Non-governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) in New York, advocating for and supporting civil society’s meaningful participation in the UN’s decision making processes. Most recently, she advised The Elders, a group of former Heads of State and Nobel Prize winners, on their political strategies related to peace and security, sustainable development, climate change and women’s rights. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Covid-19 and the Shrinking Space for Dissent

Activists in developing countries are seeing civic space shrink as the pandemic takes hold This article was first published by Apolitical. Click here to read the original article. On 15 March, a group of civil society activists peacefully gathered in Niger’s capital,…

Le visage violent de la grande corruption

English Version » Exposer la corruption a toujours été un travail dangereux. Dernièrement, il est devenu encore plus dangereux, surtout pour ceux d'entre nous qui visent l'une des industries les plus corrompues - celle de l’exploitation du pétrole, du gaz…

The violent face of grand corruption

Version Française » Exposing corruption has always been a dangerous job. It’s about to become even more dangerous, especially for those of us targeting one of the most corrupt industries - oil, gas and mining. A high-stakes sector, it is…

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