- land access
- stakeholder engagement
- social assessment
- Land Access & Resettlement – Planning, implementing and evaluating land access and resettlement projects, including project management, scheduling, budgeting, legal issues, land management strategies, negotiations and consultations, livelihood restoration programs, and Resettlement Policy Frameworks and Action Plans
- Social Assessment – Socio-economic baseline studies, social impact and risk assessments, due diligence exercises, and development of work plans and budgets for feasibility studies
- Social Due Diligence - Social due diligence on mining, oil & gas, and infrastructure projects through social scans which identify key social risks and recommendations for mitigation strategies
- Database Services – The provision and maintenance of IsoMetrix Social Management Solution, a user-friendly, agile, owner-operated, and complete social information management system which records and analyses assets and social information, records engagements and activities, maintains data security, processes payments, and tracks individual households for monitoring and evaluation. Intersocial is an agent for IsoMetrix software developed in partnership with Metrix Software Solutions.
- Benchmarking - Intersocial also provides benchmarking services for clients who wish to compare different projects with land access and resettlement issues. One example is that we conducted a worldwide benchmarking of over 40 land access and resettlement projects for three mining companies.
- Stakeholder Engagement and Grievance Management – Stakeholder analysis and the design and implementation of Stakeholder Engagement Plans, Public Consultation & Disclosure Plans, Communications Plans and Grievance Mechanisms
- Social Action Plans – Designing, implementing and evaluating various social action plans, including Land Management Plans, Community Development Plans, In-Migration Management Plans, Cultural Heritage Management Plans, ASM Management Plans, Local Skills Training and Employment Plans, Local Procurement and Business Support Plans, Ecosystem Services Reviews, and Social Closure Plans
- Mapping Services – Using new satellite technologies to provide clients with accurate information discreetly, through the digitization and analysis of structures and land use, which can be used to develop land access strategies and budgets, in close consultation with project planners
- Monitoring and Evaluation – Development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Plans to ensure that social action plans are properly implemented to address project impacts and maximize project benefits
- Training and Capacity Building - Provision of tailored training courses on the effective management of social impacts and risks, including land access and resettlement, based on our extensive experience of projects worldwide. We also provide clients with workshops on particular issues e.g. the Social License to Operate, as well as staff mentoring.
- Guidance - The Intersocial book Land Access and Resettlement: A Guide to Best Practice can be ordered with Greenleaf Publishing. The Book is a practical up-to-date guide to planning and implementing successful projects based on real lessons learned - published January 2015.
Sectors We Work In
- Oil and Gas
Intersocial’s approach to dealing with complex social issues involves:
- Capacity building of clients’ core staff to undertake the ongoing management of the projects once our involvement ceases. Utilization of in-country social, surveying, planning and architectural services where available
- Focusing on client-led transparent communication with impacted communities where possible, ensuring that consultation/negotiation bodies are representative so that agreements will be lasting
- Adherence to the IFC’s Policy and Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability and best practice in general
- Development of livelihood mitigation and other community development programs which are affordable to the client, and which improve the situation of the impacted people in a lasting way, while providing clear exit strategies
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