Seeking Benefits and Avoiding Conflicts: A Community-Company Assessment of Copper Mining in Solwezi. Felix Ngosa- CRS ZEIP Project Manager. Introduction.
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Felix Ngosa- CRS ZEIP Project Manager
A Community-Company Assessment (CCA), aims to develop shared understanding among companies, communities and government officials, so that the extraction of natural resources results in net benefits to people living in and around the areas of extraction.
The goal of this study is to enable communities to negotiate with large companies from a position of strength.
To build trust, it is crucial for the team:
The CCA process has helped the Civil Society Coalition on Oil in Uganda to engage from a position of strength.
However, some of the work with local NGOs has fed into other consultations undertaken by the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas.
Short term objectives (six months)