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The African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) – the research and training arm of the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) – cordially invites you to a facilitated Zoom discussion on “Ethical, Transparent and Accountable Leadership”, which will take place on 14 December 2021 from 10.00 – 11.30 am SA (GMT+2).
Chris Field, President of the International Ombudsman Institute and Western Australian Ombudsman, provided an opening address to the XII Virtual Assembly and Seminar of the Institute of Latin American Ombudsman (ILO), Human Rights and Transition: The Ombudsmen and their contribution to the future, held on 2 December 2021. The Assembly and Seminar was dedicated to Berta Cáceres, a Lencar indigenous woman from Honduras and defender of the Lencar people, the protection of their territories and the environment.
On 2 December 2021, at 12.30 pm, Professor Maria Lúcia da Conceição Abrantes Amaral took up her post in Parliament as Ombudsman for a second mandate, in a ceremony presided over by His Excellency the President of the Assembly of the Republic.