A Kenyan choose and a Burundian official have been named inaugural winners of the African Growth Financial institution (AfDB) Impartial Recourse Mechanism (IRM) 2022 Accountability in Motion Awards.
The 2 have been recognised for his or her contributions to accountability in sustainable growth in Africa by way of engagement within the IRM’s complaints-handling course of.
Kenyan Excessive Courtroom choose Prof Nixon Sifuna was feted for his position in representing greater than 500 folks affected by an AfDB-funded Kapenguria-Makutano Cities Sewerage Mission on the IRM, which led to the relocation of the venture website from Kapenguria to Makutano.
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Burundi’s Director of Street Company Prof Regis Mpawenayo, performed a key position in resolving a grievance associated to the AfDB-financed Nyakararo-Mwaro-Gitega Street Improve and Asphalting Mission/Part II – Kibumbu-Gitega (Mweya) Phase (24km) highway venture.
His actions “helped to create belief between the events and reinforce the significance of accountability in resolving conflicts,” AfDB mentioned.
The IRM offers recourse for people, employees and communities negatively impacted by bank-financed tasks.
The financial institution mentioned nominees have been reviewed primarily based on the demonstrated and sustained contribution to accountability and equity when addressing stakeholder-driven points associated to the influence of AfDB tasks on communities, integrity, dedication to marginalised folks, dedication to amplifying the voices of others, and collaboration and cooperation.
“The award is a recognition of the essential position that accountability performs in sustainable growth. By acknowledging the dedication to accountability demonstrated by people and organisations, the Accountability in Motion Awards helps to make sure that the rights of project-affected individuals are upheld,” the financial institution mentioned.