From August 28 through Aug 30, MICI participated in the 14th Independent Accountability Mechanisms Net (IAMNet), held in Thessaloniki, Greece, organized by the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank’s Mechanism.
“We have worked very hard not only to solve the cases, but to improve our performance as well, it translates into becoming more accessible, transparent and reliable” declared Victoria Márquez- Mees, Director of MICI, who attended the meeting accompanied by Arantxa Villanueva, Compliance Review Phase Coordinator. The Forum gathers sister mechanisms from other Financial Institutions from all over the world to work together towards a continued improvement in Accountability.
In parallel to the meetings between the mechanisms, an outreach event was organized with Civil Society members in order to identify challenges and opportunities. Victoria Márquez-Mees made a presentation before an audience of 42 delegates from Civil Society Organizations.
Currently MICI holds the Secretariat of the IAMNetwork for its second and last year and is seeking to generate a solid base of procedures and standard formats to strengthen institutionalization within the Network, before handing over its responsibilities.
The presence of the IDBG mechanism, MICI in such Forums is of utmost importance, since it contributes to the exchange and learning of best practices as well as environmental and social policies for the Bank.