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Events Calendar Tabs

24 - 25 February 2017
G-Watch Reboot National Meeting
Astoria Plaza, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

30 leaders from 10 G-Watch sites (9 regions) all over the country gathered to discuss the reboot process G-Watch will go through as it spins-off as an independent social accountability action research civil society organization.

23 February 2017
Open Government in the Philippines: Prospects and Challenges
Astoria Plaza, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

G-Watch convened more than 50 participants coming from civil society organizations (both national and local, including those from the eight local sites of G-Watch), academe, and government (current and former), in a round table discussion on the challenges and prospects of open government in the Philippines.

27 - 29 September 2016
G-Watch Consortium for Accountability in Governance Meeting
Club Balai Isable, Talisay, Batangas

Ordinary citizens from all over the country doing extra-ordinary things: convening groups coming from different traditions and political persuasions to discuss and decide on issues of transparency, accountability and reform; linking action and research, theory and practice by taking part in knowledge generation and production grounded from experience and through learning and collective introspection; connecting reform work on governance, elections and institution-building/ policy through action research, citizen monitoring and policy advocacy.

2 - 9 April 2011
G-Watch Constructive Engagement Workshop

The workshop was part of G-Watch's "Training on G-Watch as a Social Accountability Approach" from April 2-9, 2011.  ANSA-EAP was given 2 days for a constructive engagement workshop. The aim of the workshop was to engage participants in the value of social accountability and constructive engagement between government and civil society, and how these are linked to the initiatives of GWatch.  It shall have the following specific objectives:


6 May 2019
Enabling G-Watch Monitoring in BARMM -Soft Launch and Briefing-Orientation of Volunteer-Monitors

G-Watch is exploring to set up a multi-sectoral and multi-level citizen monitoring of key government programs and services in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) learning from the three-decade old experience and knowledge of G-Watch adapted and customized in the unique context of BARMM.

On April 20-22, G-Watch conducted a soft launch of the initiative ‘Enabling G-Watch Monitoring in BARMM’ and briefing-orientation of volunteer-monitors from Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.

12 March 2019
Planting the Seed of Accountability in Muslim Mindanao

By Francis Isaac

We were in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on the afternoon of 10 March 2018, where Joy gave a presentation on the concept of accountability to more than 100 Moro youth leaders of the Coalition of Moro Youth Movement (CMYM).

It was an uneventful 30-minute drive from Cotabato City; and after passing through a checkpoint manned by combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), we entered a compound where we were greeted by members of CMYM.

18 February 2019
G-Watch Citizen Action for Health Accountability in Tobacco Control

G-Watch is taking part in a new undertaking that holds government to account in protecting public’s right to health that is endangered by interference by powerful private corporate actors in health-related policies and in public conscientization. The specific private corporate interest we look into are the powerful tobacco industry players whose strong and innovative lobbying work compromise public health.

12 December 2018
G-Watch’s Multi-Level Involvement in International Anti-Corruption Day  

G-Watch has reaffirmed its commitment to the fight against corruption by engaging in various activities at different levels to advance G-Watch’s anti-corruption agenda and approach. Central to this approach is the engagement of citizens and the use of multiple approaches and actions at various levels to hold power accountable.

25 October 2018
G-Watch at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Government Watch (G-Watch) Director-Convenor Joy Aceron attended the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference on 22-24 October 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she spoke in two panels, Public Sector Excellence and Preventing Corruption, and Trends and Strategies to Protect and Reclaim Civic Space. 

28 May 2018
The new G-Watch launches its first book and logo

Within one year since its official spin-off into an independent national action-research organization, G-Watch soft-launched its first full book, and its new logo to go with its rebranding efforts. The said unveiling was made on May 24 in the presence of leaders of G-Watch local sites, civil society and government partners, and its Advisory Board, who were gathered in Cebu City for the 2018 National Meeting and Learning Exchange. 

13 December 2017
Is Technology Transforming Social Accountability?

By Aga Khan Foundation (Originally posted on

At the recent Global Partners Forum 2017 in Washington, DC, civil society groups gathered to review the field of social accountability. In a session titled Civic Tech: Is Technology Transforming Social Accountability? a panel representing experiences from Africa and Asia assessed recent uses of technology to enhance the social accountability of governments to their citizens.

13 December 2017
Snap Interview #GPSAForum2017 with Joy Aceron

G-Watch Director-Convenor, Joy Aceron, on the importance of open, accountable, and inclusive societies in addressing violence and conflict in fragility. Snap interview during the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Global Partners Forum 2017 in November 2017 in Washington, DC. 

Snap Interview #GPSAForum 2017: Joy Aceron, Convenor-Director of G-Watch from theGPSA_org on Vimeo.

6 May 2017
PODER, G-Watch delve on political dynasty in forum

The Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER) and Government Watch (G-Watch) of the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), in collaboration with Ateneo de Naga, Naga City People’s Council (NCPC) and Jesse M. Robredo Center for Good Governance (JMR Center), recently spearheaded the forum on the "Ill-Effects of Dynastic Politics and the Imperative of Political and Electoral Reforms as a Campaign Issue".

2 February 2017
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Young Political Leaders Caucus Meeting 2017 for Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)

30 mid-level leaders in politics/governance from participating KASYP countries in South and South East Asia met from 2nd to 4th February to launch a new initiative called the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Young Political (KASYP) Leaders Caucus.