The main objective of this TC is to provide guidance for national agencies of the countries members of the Bank responsible for biotechnology applied to the agriculture sector to bridge existing agricultural biotechnology policy to explicitly address gene-editing in regulatory development and/or updates. We will create the first specialized report on gene-editing in agriculture for the LAC region, outlining explicit roadmaps with decision break points to guide agencies considering the socio-economic, competitiveness, and trade implications of regulatory updates.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).