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An update from the Global Advocacy Team Initiative

We are all from different continents, with different cultures, contexts and languages, however we have a common struggle around social injustice, therefore coming together is important for us. Unity and diversity is needed, as we are all experiencing the same impact of injustice and development.”

Jessica Amon — Community Organizers Multiversity, Philippines

The Global Advocacy Team Initiative is a 3-year global campaign to demonstrate that communities should be at the center of development — leading the design and implementation of projects and plans that affect their lives and environment.

As part of…


By Elias Jika and Jocelyn Medallo

Project affected community members protesting the illegal displacement by the African Development Bank-financed Wadelai Irrigation Scheme Project in Uganda

Founded in 1964, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) provides financing to African governments and private companies investing in the bank’s regional member countries. The bank has a stated overarching objective of contributing to poverty reduction through spurring sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries.


By John Mwebe

In April 2021, my attention was drawn to an article highlighting the resumption of operations by the Akiira Geothermal Company Limited in Rapland and Kedong areas in Naivasha, Kenya. This public acknowledgement was of interest to me because in 2018, the Akiira Geothermal Company Limited was not willing to dialogue with the Masaai communities over the violations of human rights. These communities are now in position to determine the use of their indigenous lands and in turn, the fate of the same project. In the article, it was stated that:“Akiira Geothermal Company has the green light from…


Por International Accountability Project y Instituto Maíra

International Accountability Project y Instituto Maíra te invitan a conocer cómo se puede utilizar el Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) para apoyar a comunidades impactadas por proyectos financiados por Instituciones Financieras Internacionales (IFIs).

Fecha: 23 de septiembre, 2021

Hora: 3PM de Brasilia

Duración de la presentación: 1 hora

Idioma: Español

Link para acceder al webinario: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87649575092

Descripción de los expositores:

Gustavo Zullo

Economista y activista especializado en temas de desarrollo, Investigador en IAP, basado en Brasil

Daniel Faggiano

Director Ejecutivo del Instituto Maíra, Brasil

Associação de Favelas de São José dos Campos, Brasil

Abordaremos algunas cuestiones importantes para su efectividad. Primeramente, presentaremos elementos relacionados al funcionamiento operativo del sistema, explorando temas como la difusión regular de proyectos aún antes de…


Por International Accountability Project y Instituto Maíra

A International Accountability Project e o Instituto Maíra te convidam a conhecer como o Sistema de Alerta Prévio (SAP) pode ser usado para apoiar comunidades impactadas por projetos financiados por Instituições Financeiras Internacionais (IFIs).

Data: 23 de Setembro, 2021

Hora: 15:00 hrs Brasília

Duração da apresentação: 1 hora

Idioma: Português

Link para participar do webinário: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87649575092

Descrição dos apresentadores:

Gustavo Zullo

Economista e ativista especializado em temas relacionados ao desenvolvimento, Pesquisador na IAP, baseado no Brasil

Daniel Faggiano

Diretor Executivo do Instituto Maíra, Brasil

Associação de Favelas de São José dos Campos, Brasil

Abordaremos algumas questões importantes para sua eficácia. Primeiramente, apresentaremos elementos relacionados ao funcionamento operacional do sistema, explorando questões como a divulgação regular…


Press Release: Over 50 Human Rights and Environmental Rights Groups Express Concerns over Opaque and Closed Access to Information Policy Implementation Review Process at the African Development Bank

Lamu, where the AfDB had initially committed to funding Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant before pulling out following community pressure. Source: Getty Images

June 1, 2021 — In a letter addressed to the African Development Bank, 50+ human rights and environmental rights groups are sounding the alarm over the categorical lack of transparency and meaningful stakeholder engagement on the part of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the implementation review of its Disclosure and Access to Information (DAI) Policy.

“The right to information is a fundamental human right. Accessing information from the AfDB is a challenge at every level. The Bank claims to have a Disclosure and Access to Information Policy that elaborates on how information and consultations should be conducted — but…


By International Accountability Project and Sustenarse

International Accountability Project and Sustentarse invite you to analyze how to use the Early Warning System (EWS) to support communities impacted by projects financed by International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

Date: June 09, 2021

Time: 6PM Chile | 6PM Bolivia | 5PM Peru

Duration: 1 hour

Language: Spanish

Registration to participate in the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96218968708

The webinar intends to present the Early Warning System (EWS) as a tool that provides effective support and advice to address the challenges faced by communities in the face of projects financed by International Financial Institutions (IFIs). The discussion will also explore how civil society, grassroots…


Por International Accountability project y Sustenarse

International Accountability Project y Sustentarse te invitan a analizar cómo se puede utilizar el Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) para apoyar a comunidades impactadas por proyectos financiados por las Instituciones Financieras Internacionales (IFIs).

Fecha: 09 de junio, 2021

Hora: 6PM de Chile | 6PM de Bolivia | 5PM de Perú

Duración: 1 hora

Idioma: Español

Registro para participar en el webinario: https://zoom.us/j/96218968708

El webinario propone presentar el Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) como herramienta que permite brindar apoyo y asesoría eficaz para abordar los desafíos de las comunidades ante proyectos financiados por Instituciones Financieras…


Проект Международной Ответственности (IAP) с радостью представляет последнее дополнение к нашей серии Глобальных практических руководств для общин — Что такое развитие?

Часто бывает так, что правительства, компании или банки развития, говорят, что большие проекты (такие как дороги, разработка месторождений, плотины гидроэлектростанций или современные здания), необходимы для развития всей страны. Они часто называют их “планами развития” или “проектами развития”.

Но всегда ли хороши эти проекты для людей и окружающей среды? Кто в действительности получает пользу и кто должен решать, какие виды проектов и политики являются лучшими для будущего наших общин и наших стран? Кто имеет право утверждать, что то, что предлагается…


ရေးသားသူ- Ishita Petkar, John Mwebe နှင့်Tom Weerachat

နိုင်ငံတကာတာဝန်ခံမှုဆိုင်ရာ စီမံကိန်း (IAP)အနေဖြင့် ကမ္ဘာ့လူထုအခြေပြုအသုံးချလမ်းညွှန်အသစ်များရဲ့ တစ်စိတ်တစ်ပိုင်းဖြစ်သည့် ရပ်ရွာအခြေပြုသုတေသနလုပ်ငန်းအတွက် စာအုပ်သစ်သုံးအုပ်ကို မျှဝေချင်ပါတယ်။

ထိုစာအုပ်များတွင် ပါရှိသော အကြောင်းအရာများကတော့-

  • ရပ်ရွာလူထုများ၏ ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးဦးစားပေးအရာများကို ဆုံးဖြတ်ချက်ချနိုင်ရန် ကိုယ်ပိုင် သုတေသနမည်ကဲ့သို့ဆောင်ရွက်ရမည်နှင့် ၎င်းတို့မလိုလားအပ်သော ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးစီမံကိန်းများကို တုံ့ပြန်နိုင်ရန် မည်ကဲ့သို့ဦးဆောင်လုပ်ရှားရမည်ကို ဖော်ပြထားသည့် ထိရောက်ကျစ်လစ်သော အဆင့်ဆင့် လမ်းညွှန်ချက်
  • လက်တွေ့ကျသောအကြံပြုချက်များ၊ နည်းစနစ်များ၊ ရပ်ရွာအခြေပြုသုတေသနဆောင်ရွက်ရန် လုပ်ဆောင်မှုများနှင့်
  • ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးစီမံကိန်းလုပ်ငန်းစဉ်များကို ပြန်လည်ဖော်ထုတ်သတ်မှတ်ရန် ရပ်ရွာအခြေပြုသုတေသနလုပ်ငန်းအား ကိုယ်တိုင်ကိုယ်ကျ ဆောင်ရွက်ခြင်းအတွေ့အကြုံရှိသည့် ကမ္ဘာအနှံ့မှ လူထုစည်းရုံးရေးမှူးများ၏ စိတ်ဝင်စားဖွယ် ဇာတ်လမ်းကြောင်းများ

IAP

IAP is a human and environmental rights organization that works with communities, civil society and social movements to change how today’s development is done.

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