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MICI met with Argentinian conflict resolution experts during its recent visit to the city of Buenos Aires
Monday September 24th, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina. As part of MICI´s mandate to promote access to the non-judicial complaint process provided by the Mechanism, MICI’s director Victoria Márquez-Mees alongside Gastón Aín and Martin Packmann, held a working breakfast with conflict resolution experts from federal and local governmental institutions, academia and civil society organizations.
VI Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Permitting and Compliance in the Caribbean and Latin America
MICI participated in the VI Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Permitting and Compliance in the Caribbean and Latin America hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit (IDB-ESG) from September 11-13, 2018.
On September 5 and 7, the MICI organized 4 webex video sessions to promote better understanding amongst IADB Group staff members of its dispute resolution process, the Consultation Phase. The sessions were presented in the 4 official IDB languages and acted as a follow-up to the introductory seminar presented earlier this year. The objective of the sessions is to inform about the accountability function of the IDB Group and its complaint management processes. Close to 200 IDB staff members participated in these sessions.
“Call for expressions of interest to become a member of the Roster of Independent Experts of the Compliance Review Phase”
The MICI is renewing its Roster of Experts of the Compliance Review Phase. From Monday September 17th until Wednesday October 31st, ,2018, the period for receiving expressions of interest will be open.
(Macapá, Brasil June 18th to 22nd, 2018) MICI was invited to participate in the IV Amazonian Regional Summit, organized by COICA (Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin). Arantxa Villanueva and Martin Packman represented our institution with the aim of promoting access to the Mechanism.
MICI participated in the Workshop “International Financing, Accountability and the Role of Civil Society” organized with DAR in Lima, Peru.
On Wednesday, June 6, representatives from diverse Civil Society Organizations participated in a workshop on “International Financing, Accountability and the Role of Civil Society” co-organized by DAR and MICI in the city of Lima, Peru.
Following with the process of institutionalizing the MICI, on June 18th, 2018 the Roster of experts in the process facilitation of Dialogue and resolution of controversies was formally constituted. The call and reception of candidacies started in May and the process of selection counted with an extremely well-known facilitator and mediator Philip Thomas, as an external member of the Panel in charge of the definitive composition of the list, alongside the Director of the MICI Victoria Márquez and the coordinator of the phase in charge of controversy resolution, Gastón Aín.
Following a competitive process, the Mexican national Esteban Tovar, has been selected for the position of Registration Specialist at MICI.
The MICI strengthens its staff structure with the creation of the Registration Specialist position which will be occupied by Esteban Tovar. Mr. Tovar´s main responsibilities will be to act as point of initial contact with requesters and support the Director in the registration and eligibility analysis of requests received. In addition, he will be responsible for coordinating the administrative activities of the office.
As a part of her mandate for outreach and liaising with strategic players, MICI’s director Victoria Márquez-Mees alongside Gastón Aín and Martin Packmann from the Mechanism’s dispute resolution team, held a working meeting in the city of Lima with a reduced number of renown personalities recognized by their trajectories in the analysis and management of socio-environmental conflicts as well as issues pertaining access to information and public participation in environmental and social issues.
MICI participated in the 2018 edition of the Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA 2018)
MICI Director, Victoria Márquez-Mees, participated in IAIA annual conference from May 16-19 in Durban, South Africa.