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The Office of Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of the World Bank Group and the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) are hosting a joint outreach event for civil society organisations in Cape Town on February 6, 2018 to coincide with the Mining Indaba and Alternative Mining Indaba events.
CAO is the Independent Accountability Mechanism for the two private sector arms of the World Bank Group, IFC and MIGA. Set up to provide access to recourse for project-affected communities, CAO is mandated to address grievances regarding environmental and social harm, and ensure compliance with relevant safeguard policies. CAO aims to foster greater public accountability, civic participation, and development performance, particularly focused on improving project outcomes for locally-affected communities.
ACCA was launched with the support of Global Rights in 2013. To date, 117 organizations from 31 countries on the continent have endorsed the ACCA declaration. It is a coalition of organizations based in Africa supporting communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations, both multi-national and domestic.
This information session will provide an opportunity for civil society organizations to meet with staff from CAO and the ACCA Coordinator to enquire about their work within the space of accountability of private sector projects in the Africa region.
Refreshments and snacks will be served
For more information about the event:
Learn more about CAO at: www.cao-ombudsman.org
Learn more about ACCA at: www.accahumanrights.org