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Essakane

For the Essakane gold mine, the largest private investment in Burkina Faso, rePlan prepared and implemented a Resettlement Action Plan to guide the compensation, resettlement and livelihoods restoration of affected households in accordance with international best practice. rePlan engaged continuously with project affected people, gathered extensive baseline data, planned and implemented livelihoods restoration programs, conducted monitoring and evaluation post-implementation and carried out detailed physical planning and design related to the construction of new communities for 11,500 residents.

rePlan also prepared Pre-Feasibility and Bankable Feasibility Social Review Reports, a Social Impact Assessment, a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, and an Influx Management Plan.

rePlan worked closely with the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency as well as public and private investors to ensure that plans reflected international standards.

Client
Gold Fields /Orezone/Iamgold


Location
Burkina Faso

 

Dates
2005 - 2010


Population Resettled
11,500 people


Expertise
Social Impact + Risk Assessment
Social Feasibility Study
Social Management Planning
Stakeholder Engagement
Land Acquisition
Resettlement Planning + Implementation
Community Development
Influx Management
Town Planning
Housing Design + Construction
Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Team

Principal
Project Planner and Manager
Resettlement Planner, Livelihood Restoration Specialist
Urban Designer, Urban Planner