Andrea Repetto Vargas began functions as the new director of the MICI

Andrea Repetto has been appointed by the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as Director of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) for the period 2021-2026 and began functions on March 16, 2021.

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On February 5, the IDB announced the appointment of the Chilean Andrea Repetto Vargas as the new Director of the MICI for the period 2021-2026. Repetto Vargas is a lawyer and has more than 15 years of experience in accountability mechanisms, promotion of human rights and mediation. He was a Human Rights Specialist at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) and worked as a conflict resolution specialist for the CAO, the independent accountability mechanism of the Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). World Bank. She has also led mediation and dialogue processes to address complex environmental and social project issues in Latin America and West Africa.

Upon assuming office on March 16, Repetto Vargas expressed his commitment to work for an MICI “even more open to all the people and communities in the region who need us”, emphasizing his will to “promote institutional learning, which allows us to contribute even more value to the institution and thus reinforce accountability and environmental and social sustainability of IDB Group projects. She, in turn, highlighted the work done by the outgoing director, Victoria Márquez-Mees, and her entire team, pointing out that she allowed the Mechanism to be strengthened and to position it as a benchmark.

From Fundeps we welcome the appointment of Andrea Repetto Vargas as the new Director of the MICI and we hope that this election will allow the process of strengthening and dissemination of the Mechanism that has been taking place since its creation in 2010 to continue.

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