Panel Explains its Mandate and Operations to the Movement for Community-led Development
The Inspection Panel on August 26, 2020, explained its mandate and operations to the Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD). Speaking virtually to the monthly meeting of MCLD, Panel Operations Officer Birgit Kuba discussed how communities can file a complaint to the Panel, how the Panel processes complaints and the role civil society can play in supporting communities during the Panel process.
Ms. Kuba also responded to questions from the approximately 40 participants on a variety of topics including how does the Panel protect complainants, how can civil society engage more in World Bank-funded projects, how can communities find information about projects, and how can communities work to ensure redress when they are harmed by a project.
MCLD comprises organizations committed to the success of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals that call for enhancing the power and capacity of communities to take charge of their own development.
The conversation with MCLD members is the latest in a series of virtual outreach events the Panel has conducted since members and staff began working from home during COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the Panel conducted virtual sessions in Southern and West Africa and the Middle East and North Africa. It also participated jointly with other independent accountability mechanisms in virtual workshops in Central and South America.
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The Panel will resume in-person workshops as the pandemic eases and the World Bank permits mission travel.