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Orientation Workshop on the Co nsultation Phase of the ADB Ac countability Mechanism and ADB ’s Public Communications Policy

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    From: miwa fujinuma miwa@jacses.org FYI, especially for Indian NGOs. Orientation Workshop on the Consultation Phase of the ADB Accountability Mechanism and
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      FYI, especially for Indian NGOs.

      Orientation Workshop on the Consultation Phase of the ADB Accountability
      Mechanism and ADB's Public Communications Policy
      India: New Delhi- 5-8 June; Bhopal -9 June; Mangalore - 12 June; Bangalore
      -14 June; Calcutta -16 June


      Purpose
      The Consultation Phase provides access to people negatively affected by an
      ADB-supported project to help them solve their problems. The discussion
      provides insights for proactive management of potential complaints as well
      as clarify procedures that will operate should complaints reach the Office
      of the Special Project Facilitator.

      The Public Communications Policy enables greater access to information and
      expands opportunities for those affected by ADB operations to influence
      decisions that shape their lives. The policy supports the right of people to
      seek, receive, and impart information and ideas about ADB-assisted projects.
      ADB's member country governments play an important role in the proactive
      dissemination of information. The discussion aims to achieve the active
      participation in improving communication with stakeholders about
      ADB-supported activities.

      Objectives
      The objective of the workshop is to help project executing/implementing
      agencies and non-government stakeholders

      become familiar with the two new policies?Accountability Mechanism
      (Consultation Phase) and Public Communications; and
      understand their roles, rights, and responsibilities under these policies.

      Target Participants
      The workshop is open to stakeholders from the public, private, and
      non-profit sectors with an interest in ADB operations. Email Lea
      Robidillo-Ortega at mrsrortega@....


      Resource Speakers
      Ms. Karin Oswald, Senior Project Facilitation Specialist, Office of the
      Special Project Facilitator
      Ms. Cindy Malvicini, Head of the Public Information and Disclosure Unit,
      Department of External Relations




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      Miwa Fujinuma
      Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES)
      401, Sanshin Bldg. 2-3-2, Iidabashi, Tokyo, 102-0072 Japan
      Phone: +81-3-3556-7325 Fax: +81-3-3556-7328
      Email: miwa@... URL: http://www.jacses.org/


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