Efficiently manage all aspects of the relocation and resettlement of communities whose land has been acquired for extractive purposes with a single integrated solution.
“Barrick now uses [Landfolio for natural resources] not only for managing its surface and mineral land rights as well as the obligations and rights of all types of agreements in all five regions, but additionally manages compensation / relocation / resettlement activity in two.”
– Margie Winsel Boorda, Director, Corporate Land Management, Barrick Gold Corporation/AfricanBarrick Gold
Managing Community Resettlement Using Landfolio for Natural Resources
When operations are initiated at a new mine site or when an existing mine footprint is extended, mining companies face numerous challenges involved with relocating and resettling affected communities.
Extractive companies must fairly compensate affected members of the community for loss of land or property. These companies must also ensure community members are successfully relocated and resettled and do not suffer any loss or reduction in livelihood or lifestyle. Resettlement may be to company-designated areas or housing or to other suitable locations agreed between the involved parties. Alternatively, affected individuals may be offered a settlement payment that allows them to purchase a new property elsewhere.
As a result, the extractive company needs to ensure appropriate processes are in place to accurately record and survey affected land and resettlement plots, calculate and pay out appropriate compensation, manage new housing construction, and track relocation status.
Landfolio® for natural resources records and manages all aspects of the relocation and resettlement of local communities whose land has been acquired for mining or other extractive operations – in one single system. Implemented as a fully integrated community resettlement solution, Landfolio provides comprehensive searching and reporting capabilities on historic data and future obligations.
Landfolio for natural resources helps mining and other extractive companies:
- Conduct accurate spatial surveys and valuations of existing land and new resettlement plots.
- Ensure social obligations are fulfilled thereby improving the livelihoods of the communities while protecting the company’s industry reputation.
- Efficiently manage the resettlement process, including pay out of transportation and accommodation allowances.
- Ensure tight financial control and budget forecasting.
- Maintain accurate records of historic payments and resettlement activities, which can be used for grievance management purposes.
- Manage the construction of new houses, including contractor details, contractor payments, house inspections and handover.
- Model processes relating to relocation and resettlement compensation into workflows according to the extractive company’s internal procedures and any agreements negotiated with local communities.
- Manage all tasks, within given time frames, including scheduled meetings, surveys, site visits, payments, and house construction.
- Use integrated GIS mapping tools to provide precise localities for all aspects of the resettlement process including the existing parcel, resettlement parcel, grave sites, gardens, etc.
- System-recorded decision management around individual resettlement election.
- Calculate resettlement entitlement and spatially track an individual’s movements.
- Generate all relevant reports and forms used in the resettlement process.
- Establish a searchable database of historic payments for record keeping and grievance management purposes.