The objective of this technical cooperation is to contribute to protect the Amazon through (i) biodiversity research aimed at discovering properties of commercial value in nature, and (ii) the incubation of science-based startups that use or transform renewable resources into bio-based products in a sustainable fashion. Discoveries arising from biodiversity research may be used by firms to develop new or better bio-based products, who together with the incubated startups will be candidates to apply to innovation and bioeconomy funding programs, some of which supported by IDB investment programs , and to become suppliers of value chains.
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).