The African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) presents the recorded video of its latest webinar on the “Concept of the Ombudsman” as well as the written contributions of panellists. If you were not able to participate in the live event, you can now re-watch the webinar online.
The modern Ombudsman concept dates back to 1809 when the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman was established to protect the rights of citizens through setting up a supervisory agency, independent of the Executive branch of government. Over time, many countries have created Ombudsman offices, which are known by a number of different names.
On 30 March, the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) hosted a facilitated discussion to discuss the concept of the Ombudsman and how the institution can be used as a tool to strengthen government institutions to be an efficient service provider that is responsible and responsive to the needs of the citizens.
Speakers at this event include Ms Victoria Pearman, Ombudsman for Bermuda and Regional President of IOI Caribbean & Latin America; Mr Paul Dubé, Ombudsman of Ontario (Canada) and Regional President of IOI North America, and Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari from the African Peer Review Mechanisms (APRM).
If you were not able to participate at the live event, you can now re-watch the webinar online. Click here to access the recorded video. The written contributions of the speakers can be found further down below.
Source: African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC)
- AORC Webinar - Concept of the Ombudsman - Invitation & Speaker Information (1,1 MiB)
- AORC Webinar - Concept of the Ombudsman - Welcome Address Brian McArthur (92,0 KiB)
- AORC Webinar - Concept of the Ombudsman Victoria Pearman (Bermuda) (604,3 KiB)
- AORC Webinar - Concept of the Ombudsman - Presentation Paul Dube (Canada) (552,6 KiB)
- AORC Webinar - Concept of the Ombudsman - Presentation Chille Igbawua (Nigeria) (102,5 KiB)