Policy Briefing: ADB Accountability Mechanism 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a lunchtime briefing on the new ADB Accountability Mechanism introduced this year.
The ADB introduced in 2012 a new Accountability Mechanism which provides an independentforum where people affected by Asian Development Bank (ADB)-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and also report alleged violations of ADB’s operational policies and procedures. The Accountability Mechanism has both a problem solving function, undertaken by the Office of the Special Project Facilitator (OSPF), and a compliance review function undertaken by the Compliance Review Panel (CRP).
Mr. Rusdian Lubis is Chairman for Compliance Review Panel (CRP) and head of the Office of the Compliance Review Panel (OCRP) at the Asian Development Bank in Manila (2009- present). Formerly, he was Director/Senior Advisor of PT ERM (Environmental and Resources Management) in Indonesia, where he advised international investors (mostly mining, oil, and gas and industry) in resource and environmental management, Equator Principles, WB/IFC/MIGA standards, corporate social responsibilities, and related processes regarding investments. He is also Chairman of the Boards for Dana Mitra Lingkungan (Environmental Funds) since 2008.
Mr. Geoffrey Crooks is Principal Compliance Coordination Specialist in the Office of the Compliance Review Panel (OCRP) at the Asian Development Bank. Prior to joining the ADB had a long and successful consulting career culminating with his positions as Managing Director, Europe for Ernst and Young International and Knowledge Director for Ernst and Young. During this time he worked on knowledge management, privatization policy and enterprise restructuring issues in over 25 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union for both multilateral and bilateral donors. He later established his own knowledge management and consulting company and developed strategies for many number high-level clients including the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, British Telecom, Maersk and Siemens.
**Lunch will be provided**