Ombudsman Elected Regional President Of IOI

March 7, 2019

The Ombudsman for Bermuda Ms. Victoria Pearman has been elected to represent the Caribbean and Latin America as Caribbean Director of the International Ombudsman Institute [IOI].

She will serve as President for the Caribbean and Latin American region. In this role she will participate in meetings of the IOI Executive Committee and work closely with the two Directors for Latin America to manage regional matters and coordinate activities.

Victoria Pearman Bermuda March 7 2019 TWFB

The IOI is the global organisation of 191 independent ombudsman institutions from more than 100 countries and is organised into six regional groups. The IOI, which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, promotes accountability and efficiency in public sector institutions and offers expertise in good governance.

The Institution promotes shared learning, research and trainings and considers policy areas of importance to its members. It also engages in dialogue with international organisations on Ombudsman related topics.

Ms. Pearman also currently serves as the President of the Caribbean Ombudsman Association [CAROA], which will be holding its upcoming 10″ Biennial Conference in Bermuda in May 2019.

Established in 1998, CAROA is a member-based organisation of Ombudsman offices in the Caribbean region. Ombudsmen work to promote fairness, accountability and good public administration. Representatives from Ombudsman offices from across the region will assemble here to share knowledge and best practice.

The conference will focus on strengthening the role and performance of the ombudsman and human rights institutions in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Following the conference there will be a training led by Dr. Victor Ayeni a well-known international authority on the Ombudsman and related oversight institutions and a former Director of Governance and Institutional Development at the Commonwealth Secretariat. The training will focus on advancing the Ombudsman’s impact, role, service and performance.

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  1. Whistling Frog says:

    Congratulations Ms. Pearman. May your beacon continue to shine for those who follow.

  2. Zina Edwards says:

    Congratulations Victoria. This is such a critical role in Bermuda and around the world. Since the office’s creation, Bermuda has been fortunate to have had two phenomenal women in the role. Both empathetic listeners, both relentless fighters, both brilliant in their own unique ways. It appears the IOI and CAROA appreciate Ms. Pearman’s professional leadership too.

  3. Congratulations, Ms. Pearman you deserve this and we Honor you sincerely, not only in this post, but for all the behind the scenes work you have done tirelessly for Bermuda and our citizens, both in your present post and as a Barrister.

    We are proud of you and wish you even greater success in the years ahead, God is for you and there is none that can stand against you, when it is your time to shine, God would see to it that you shine and shine Bright, well done and congratulations.

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    Congratulations and well done!