According to bank provided information, FMO’s client is Maris Limited, one of FMO’s investee funds in Africa. FMO has supported Maris previously with CD funding for a project on ESMS and business integrity practices in the amount of EUR 45,000. Results of these projects are still to be measured but the outlook is positive, with more attention for business integrity when working with investees and a better feeling for environmental and social risks related to these investees.
The investment serves for FMO to provide support by means of emergency funding to help the affected 2019 tropical cyclone Idai struck in order for communities rebuild their lives and villages,
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO
Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism