quinta-feira, 14 de junho de 2012


Theotonio dos Santos participará do evento abaixo, na sua abertura como Keynote Address, que ocorrerá no próximo dia 18 de junho.

Abstract: “Citizen-driven Accountability for Sustainable Development: Giving Affected People a Greater Voice—20 Years On” is a contribution to Rio+20 by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network, composed of accountability mechanisms at different international financial institutions (IFIs). The twenty-year experience of Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) at IFIs has shown that “citizen-driven accountability” is a critical element of governance for sustainable development. The paper provides a brief history of IAMs and reviews some of their impacts over the last two decades. It describes the architecture of accountability mechanisms, particularly their underlying principles and core functions, and explores the limitations and challenges inherent in current IAM design. It reviews risks, issues, and trends evidenced in complaints from affected communities and concludes with recommendations of two sorts—those directed at ensuring the future effectiveness of the IAMs and those directed at other development actors wishing to strengthen their own accountability for equitable, sustainable development.

Citizen-Driven Accountability for Sustainable Development
June 18, 2012
Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Rio de Janeiro
Hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and sponsored by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms

Independent accountability mechanisms at International Financial Institutions are coming to Rio twenty years after the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 that in many ways laid the foundation for their creation.  Their core purpose is to give voice to people affected by development projects. With partners and stakeholders, we will discuss our progress as well as challenges going into the future. 

Session moderated by Dr. Marcos Pedlowski, Professor, Universidade Estadual do Norte
, Brazil
2:00 - 2:10pm       Welcoming Remarks: Representative of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and representative of the Government of Brazil (TBC)

2:10 - 2:30pm        Keynote Address: Dr. Theotônio dos Santos, Economist and Political Scientist, Brazil; Coordinator and Chair of the UNU-UNESCO Network of Global Economy and Sustainable Development
2:30 - 3:30pm      IAMs Presentation: Citizen-driven Accountability for Sustainable Development: Giving Affected People a Greater Voice—20 Years On & Review of Environmental and Social Issues and Trends Raised by Citizens in Complaints to the IAMs
Ø  Alf Jerve, Chairperson, World Bank Inspection Panel: “The evolution of the IAMs
Ø  Meg Taylor, Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman, IFC Compliance, Advisor and Ombudsman (CAO): “What the IAMs have done – trends and outcomes” 
Ø    Q & A
3:30 – 3:45pm         Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:45pm      Multi-stakeholder moderated panel discussion (Moderator: Isabel Lavadenz, Ombudsperson, Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism of the Inter-American Development Bank)
Ø Dr. Carlos Eduardo Martins, Doctor of Sociology, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences;
Ø Mr. Felismino Alcarpe, Principal, Compliance Mechanism, European Investment Bank
Ø Dr. Manuel Rodriguez Becerra, Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; Former Minister of Environment of Colombia;
Ø Dr. Renu Modi, Senior Lecturer, Former Director of the Center of African Studies, University of   Mumbai, India; Expert in Issues of Involuntary Resettlement;
Ø Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Founder and Executive Director of Tebtebba Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education;  Former Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (TBC);
Ø Dr. Werner Kiene, Chair of Compliance Review Panel, Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism of the Inter-American Development Bank

4:45 – 5:45pm        Q & A and open discussion

5:45 – 6:00pm      Wrap-up by the Moderator

6:00 – 7:00pm      Cocktail and refreshments

This will be a good opportunity for participants, presenters and members of the IAMs to exchange ideas and information and provide necessary feedback on the topics presented and discussed in a congenial setting.