Resettlement is a highly sensitive issue with competing economic, social and political interests. As such, we adopt a participatory community involvement approach and apply international standards and the best practice to examine the scope, causes, and impacts of resettlement, and to understand how financers, governments, companies and local communities can improve safeguards for affected people. SMEC provides a range of resettlement and livelihood restoration programs services including:
SMEC conducts an in-depth analysis of the full social and community impact of each project, and ensures each milestone is managed alongside local values to increase project success. Our team has delivered more than 80 social impact assessments across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. Such depth of experience ensures that the social assessments we provide not only meet all planning and approval requirements but provide projects with a genuine foundation for a viable, well informed, and productive relationship with communities. We can work with you to:
Social management plans and community investment programs provide the framework to manage project impacts and enhance project benefits throughout all aspects of the project lifecycle. These plans and programs are the result of collaborative partnerships which are the cornerstone to enhancing project outcomes within local communities, providing mutual benefits and shared value to communities, government, and the client.
Our team has extensive expertise in designing and developing social management plans and programs which specify outreach activities to be undertaken to address community concerns and expectations. Social audits provide an opportunity to review progress towards an agreed set of communication and social objectives and goals and provide the necessary data to frame future strategic activities.