Meeting with civil society organizations and mediators in Argentina

As part of its Access Promotion strategy, MICI recently visited Argentina to meet with members of civil society, mediators and representatives of indigenous peoples. Representatives of 30 civil society organizations participated in a workshop organized by RACI and MICI, while 90 mediators from the province of Salta participated in a training workshop on environmental and social conflicts.

MICI attends the tenth anniversary of the EIB's Complaints Mechanism

MICI joined the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the European Investment Bank's Complaints Mechanism, in Luxembourg, on January 14th. Representatives of over 15 international organizations discussed aspects such as the history and evolution of accountability mechanisms, as well as the results, challenges, and lessons learned.

Second meeting of the year with the External Consultative Group (GCE)

MICI’s External Consultative Group (GCE) held the second 2018 meeting, which focused on improving the MICI management in the areas of access, transparency and efficiency. The GCE members also contributed with their comments and feedback to the MICI Reflections program and supported MICI's decision to utilize some of the Aid Transparency Index standards to evaluate their own performance in the area of transparency.

MICI participates for the first time in a workshop with executing agencies

Cerca de 30 funcionarios hondureños participaron en el primer taller informativo sobre las salvaguardas ambientales y sociales y la función de rendición de cuentas del BID los pasados 27 y 28 de noviembre. En el taller participaron representantes de las Secretarías de Energía y Ambiente y de la Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ENEE), entre otras agencias ejecutoras.

The Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) share their experience and encourage a culture of accountability in favor of Sustainable Development.

Approximately 70 representatives from 18 Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) from around the world shared their experience and lessons learned regarding the accountability of international financial institutions in the context of the XV Annual Meeting, with the World Bank’s Inspection Panel as host. Among other issues, experts addressed issues such as the risk of retaliation when filing complaints, efficient management of conflict resolution processes, and trends and results of the management of systemic issues associated with high-risk projects.

MICI opens period for comments on knowledge product. We want to hear from you!

As part of its MICI Reflections Program, MICI has launched its first knowledge product “Analysis of the Request Portfolio 2010-2017” And is looking forward to receiving your own reflections based on its content.

In Memory of Philip Thomas

Hundreds of practitioners in the fields of peacebuilding, dialogue, and conflict transformation are mourning the sudden departure of Philip Thomas, who passed away on November 29 in Nairobi.

MICI was invited as luncheon speaker in a WB workshop on Addressing the Risk of Reprisals and Retaliation

On October 23rd, the World Bank hosted a workshop to analyze how IFIs can address the risk of reprisals and retaliation to communities and human rights defenders in the context of international development finance.

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.

MICI trained 200 members from IADB Group on its conflict resolution process

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.