- land access
- stakeholder engagement
- social assessment
Intersocial Consulting is a dynamic, innovative firm, focused on advising companies, institutions and communities on matters of land access and resettlement, social impacts and risks, stakeholder engagement, livelihoods, community investment and corporate social responsibility
The natural resources and infrastructure sectors are operating in a context of increased awareness and regulation regarding the potential social and environmental impacts of their activities, particularly in developing countries. At the same time, companies increasingly appreciate the business case for ‘getting social right’.
Intersocial Consulting was established to respond to the need for an international niche consultancy firm with practical experience in both planning and implementing land access, resettlement, livelihoods and other social impacts and risks on projects.
Intersocial's team of internationally experienced professionals have hands on experience of managing projects on the ground from inception to completion, providing strategic advice and practical solutions, and developing international policy governing land access and resettlement.
Our Vision is to support companies and communities in delivering mutually-beneficial natural resource and infrastructure projects. We are one of the leading global specialists concerning land access and resettlement, while making a lasting difference in the communities we work in.
International Experience – We bring to bear our extensive international experience on all our projects. This international experience enables us to reflect on lessons learned, and blend these different experiences into an approach that is practical and in accordance with project requirements, applicable laws, and international standards.
Clear Understanding of Issues – Intersocial personnel understand what is involved in planning, implementing and reviewing challenging land access and resettlement and other social projects. This is due to our extensive experience in not just planning projects, but implementing them from A to Z.
Familiarity with and Commitment to International Best Practice – Our personnel are thoroughly familiar with the standards and requirements of the International Finance Corporation, Equator Principle Banks, and other institutions. We provide training to companies, institutions and government in the application of international standards and in the management of broader risks and opportunities associated with land access, community resettlement and other issues.
Focus on Capacity-Building of Local Teams – Intersocial generally works in mixed consultant / client teams to plan and implement projects. This ensures that the client’s social team fully understand the process and their capacity is built to manage the process going forward once Intersocial has left the project.
Innovative Approaches – Our team has been at the forefront of developing new best practice approaches in land access and resettlement. Intersocial brings this experience to projects and is focused on continued innovation.
Stakeholder Engagement and Teamwork – We strongly believe in active stakeholder engagement throughout the project process, and believe that the best, most cost effective and sustainable solutions come from an approach that fully engages all stakeholders.
Tailor-made Solutions – Intersocial does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We know that each project has unique characteristics that must be fully understood in order to develop appropriate, practical solutions.
30th July is the deadline for application for the Winter School on Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Groningen, the Netherlands