Community of Practice

GRAM partnership

In 2019, the IRM formed the Grievance Redress and Accountability Mechanism (GRAM) partnership to offer leadership, a learning and knowledge platform and a meeting space to an increasing number of GRAMs that are emerging in different spheres.

The GRAM partnership is informal and initially consisted of the Audit office of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB), the Social and Environmental Compliance Unit (SECU) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The GRAM partnership is open to participation from other interested grievance mechanisms, academic institutions and civil society organisations.  Since its inception, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Accountability Counsel, and Amfori have joined the partnership. The GCF IRM will provide Secretariat services to the GRAM partnership, given that capacity development of GRAMs of direct access entities is within the mandate of the IRM.  

For more information on the GRAM partnership, take a look at the GRAM Partnership Concept Note.

Online Training on Grievance Redress Mechanisms

The IRM has developed an online training course on key concepts relating to Grievance Redress Mechanisms, which is available on the “GCF iLearn platform.” Primarily designed for strengthening the GRMs of Direct Access Entities of the Green Climate Fund, this course is equally beneficial for individuals and institutions interested in learning about how to set up and implement an effective GRM.