MICI forms the second generation of the External Consultative Group
The second generation of MICI's External Consultative Group (GCE, for its acronym in Spanish) has been formed with a group of six professional experts who will advise the Mechanism on a pro-bono and non-binding basis. The GCE was formed with the objective of strengthening the performance of MICI and increasing the quality of its work in the Region. The new Group held its first virtual meeting with the MICI team in November 2022, and the first in-person meeting is scheduled for the first half of 2023.
The External Consultative Group allows the MICI to benefit from the experience and knowledge of key external participants, including experts in environmental and social safeguards, civil society, conflict resolution, corporate governance and human rights, compliance verification, private sector, and the IDB Group.
The GCE was created in 2016 following recommendations from some IDB Group Executive Directors and various Civil Society Organizations so that the Mechanism could evaluate its performance, establish thresholds for accountability work, and receive advice on different topics, including strengthening in transparency and responsiveness.
This second generation of the GCE replaces the group of eight professionals from different fields and with diverse backgrounds that formed the first GCE between 2017 and 2019.