Victoria Márquez-Mees, Director of MICI, co-chaired two panel discussions along with William Kennedy, Director of Accountability at OPIC, at the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) in their Annual Conference held in Montreal, Canada during the first week of April 2017, which drew more than a 1000 environmental professionals from 70+ nations.
The panel discussions chaired by them; “IFI’s Accountability Mechanisms: Results of Investigations” focused on lessons learned in the course of investigations and problem-solving exercises carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) on investment projects related to climate change which are financed by Development Finance Institutions.
The Panel included representatives of the independent accountability mechanisms of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank.
This activity is part of the joint outreach program that members of the IAMNetwork have been implementing to promote access to remedy and redress affected communities due to projects financed by their institutions.
The IAMNetwork is integrated by 18 Independent Accountability Mechanisms of International Financial Institutions. For further information on the network visit http://independentaccountabilitymechanism.net/ or contact MICI, who is at present presiding the Secretariat for the network.
For more information on the IAIA Conference, please visit: http://conferences.iaia.org/2017/index.php