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MICI calls for applications to be part of the Roster of Independent Experts for compliance review investigations

MICI calls for applications to receive expressions of interest from professionals with proven experience who wish to join its Roster of Experts of the Compliance Review Phase for the period 2022-2025. Candidates must submit their expressions of interest with a cover letter, resume, and two professional references no later than July 31st, 2022. The instructions for submitting applications can be found in the Terms of Reference.

MICI meets with 70 students to present accountability mechanisms

Why were Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) created? What is their purpose and what can communities expect? What are lessons learned? These were some of the questions answered at the Panel discussion “Independent Accountability Mechanisms: experience on cases related to meaningful consultation and access to information” hosted by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, UWCL, on June 7th, 2022. More than 70 students attended the hybrid event facilitated by Claudia Martin, Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director.

MICI participates at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment

In early May, MICI participated at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment, the leading global network on best practices in the use of impact assessments. The network gathers an inter-disciplinary group of individuals and organizations from all sectors: government, industry, training, research, consultancies and community organizations, representing over 120 nations. MICI participated in two panel discussions at IAIA’s first ever hybrid event that accounted for 811 in-person and 306 virtual participants on the topic: “Confidence in Impact Assessment: Policies, partnerships and public involvement”. 

MICI opens tow new positions for the Compliance Review Phase

MICI is seeking two professionals to join the Compliance Review Phase: one as Case Specialist and the other as Research Associate. Applications close on April 8th and on April 18th.

Appointment of new Coordinator for MICI’s Compliance Review Phase

Kattya Araya, a Costa Rican lawyer, is the new Coordinator for MICI’s Compliance Review Phase, starting on January 16th, 2022 after completing an exhaustive competitive process.

MICI begins to implement the Action Plan derived from the evaluation of OVE

MICI has begun to implement a total of 17 actions to respond to the recommendations made by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight in its second evaluation of the Mechanism. These measures are part of the Action Plan, prepared by MICI and approved by the IDB Board of Executive Directors, which will be progressively implemented until 2025.

MICI engages with Caribbean civil society organizations to promote access

MICI, along with other independent accountability mechanisms from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), held a two-day workshop with more than 30 organizations from the Caribbean on November 15th and 16th, 2021.

Renewal of MICI’s Facilitation Expert Roster 

MICI has renewed its Consultation Phase’s Roster of experts until November of 2024. In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the request for applications and selection of members for the Roster in May of 2018, the facilitation, mediation, and controversy resolution experts that make up the team to work with MICI in its dispute resolution phase, were named for a period of 3 years, which can be renewed once for a period of equal duration. 

Registration open for the VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

MICI will participate in the VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in virtual format from October 4 to 6. MICI ivnites Civil Society Organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean, academics and people interested in better understanding the resources available to solve potential social and environmental impacts resulting from development projects.

The clause that excluded the issues under judicial processes from a MICI process is rendered without effect

As of July 1, 2021, matters under judicial processes are no longer excluded from a MICI process, by decision of the executive boards of the IDB and the IIC, following the recommendation made by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight in its recent evaluation of the Mechanism.