Panel joins other IAMs, civil society for Mexico workshop
The Inspection Panel and four other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) joined more than 80 representatives of civil society from 17 Mexican states for an all-day workshop in Mexico City on June 8. Panel Chairman Gonzalo Castro de la Mata and his counterparts at the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, the Complaints Mechanism of the European Investment Bank, MICI of the Inter-American Development Bank and OPIC’s Office of Accountability made presentations on their operations and heard from civil society organizations (CSOs) on their experiences engaging with the IAMs. Small group discussions between IAM and CSO representatives were held during the afternoon session. Civil society organizations Fundar, CCC and Grupo Regional Sobre Financiamiento e Infraestructura worked with the IAMs to organize the workshop.