Development projects can create tension and conflict when environments, communities and economies are transformed. Concerns about stewardship of land, water and resources for future generations can collide with development initiatives to grow the economy. Communities, Indigenous peoples, companies and governments face critical decisions about energy, resource extraction, land use and development. Communities expect to participate and have an active role in decision-making. On complex issues, we work with government, companies and communities in determining a joint path forward. Our professional methodology and tools help all parties establish a constructive approach throughout the project cycle, recognizing both challenges and opportunities.
Our services include:
- Facilitation of policy dialogues for a wide range of parties – both internal dialogues and public dialogues
- Support and facilitation for decision making on benefit sharing
- Customized training for companies, communities and government agencies on approaches to dialogue, negotiation, issue mapping and other topics
- Grievance mechanisms
We navigate policy questions alongside regulatory and legal frameworks, political dynamics, and technical information at the local, territorial, provincial, national and international levels.