On 21 September 2021, the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) – the scientific branch of the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) – hosted a webinar on the topic of “Effective tools to strengthen the mandate of the Ombudsman”. A video link is now available to re-watch the entire event, in case you were not able to see it life.
Speakers at this facilitated discussion included Ms Grace Tikambenji Malera, Ombudsman of Malawi, Ms Caroline Sokoni, Public Protector of Zambia, Mr John Walters, Ombudsman of Namibia, and Mr Werner Amon, Austrian Ombudsman and Secretary General of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).
This facilitated discussion put a special focus on practical and effective ways to strengthen the mandate of the Ombudsman and the discussion explored the following questions:
- Why is there a need to strengthen the mandate of the Ombudsman?
- What are the most practical and effective tools to empower the Ombudsman to execute their mandate?
- How can the Venice Principles and the UN Resolution as international standards inform strong, independent offices?
You can now watch the video record of this webinar on YouTube.
The speaking notes and presentations are can be accessed on the AORC Website.
Source: African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC)