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SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT,

STRUCTURING AND RE-CALIBRATION OF THE SDMP,


AND ENHANCEMENT OF THE COMMMUNITY RELATIONS UNIT:
TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY PROGRAM
(A Proposal)

Proponent
Contact Person/s

Total Progran Cost


Project Duration
Project Start-up Date
Project Site
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: Turn Around Group (TAG)


: Mr. Joselito O. Cario
Senior Consultant
+63 906.210.2000
: PhP XXX,XXX.XX
: 1 year
: March 2013
: Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines

Background and Rationale

The Community Relations Unit of two corporations, the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation
(RTNMC) and the Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) are experiencing difficulties with their
work. Negative feedback from the community persists despite the intensive and extensive social
services being provided in the host communities of said mining companies. To help address the
issue, TAG has prepared a program proposal that shall enhance the capacity of the ComRel and
the Management to plan and handle social development programs in the communities affected by
the operations of the two mining companies mentioned.
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Program Description

This Training and Consultancy Program aims to assist Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation
(RTNMC), Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC), and the Rio Tuba Nickel Foundation, Inc.
(RTNMI) in the structuring and re-calibration of their Social Development and Management Plan
(SDMP), as well as the KSA enhancement of their Community Relations (ComRel) Unit in
Bataraza, Palawan. This Training and Consultancy Project will include External Assessment and
Evaluation Services, Training and Enhancement Project for the direct ComRel workers, and
Management Clarification and Re-Planning Workshop for the ComRel units top managers. The
Training and Consultancy Project is validated by the target clients, and is therefore tailor-fit for the
three target companies.

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Conceptual Framework

Legal
Obligation:
Philippine
Mining Act

Moral
Obligation:
It is the
right thing
to do.

Identification
-Community Needs Assessment
-Social Impact Assessment

Mining
Company is
mandated

Economic
Developme
nt
With
Human and
Community
Developme
nt
Measured
through

Evaluation
Planning
-Impact and Process Evaluation with the community
-Participatory Planning
through
-Community Evaluation Committees
-Memorandum of Agreement with the comm

SDMP

With
Community
Participation
Implementation
-Social Preparation
-Community Organizing
-Community Monitoring Committees

Human
Developme
nt Index
(HDI)

Mining companies are legally and morally obligated to pursue economic development without neglecting human and
community development. As such, mining companies must implement a Social Development and Management
Program (SDMP) for the community where they are operating. The SDMP must be implemented with community
participation in all levels: from Project Identification to Project Evaluation. This way, the community has a sense of
ownership of the development programs in their area. Additionally, this ensures the sustainability of the programs,
as there will already be community structures which will take over the programs once the mining company has
finished their mining operations in the community. The success and level of development achieved by the SDMP will
be measured, ultimately, using the Human Development Index or HDI.

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Program Objectives
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General Objective
The Training and Consultancy Program aims to improve the conceptualization,
management, and implementation of the SDMP of CBNC and RTNMC.

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Specific Objectives
XIII. Specifically, the Program aims to:
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1. Assist in the development of practical, efficient, and legally-compliant organizational and
management structures for the SDMP of CBNC and RTNMC;
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2. Enhance / Upgrade the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the members of the ComRel Unit to
transform them into effective and efficient community-based workers; and
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3. Provide complementary support and parallel services to the ComRel Unit for the
accomplishment of the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) of CBNC and RTNMC.
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XIX. Program Components
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XXI. The Program consists of six (6) major components to be implemented in three (3)
phases:
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XXIII. PHASE I
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1. Initial Participatory Training and Consultancy Needs Assessment. This will be
accomplished through:
a. review of company documents such as, but not limited to, the SDMP and
accomplishment reports of the ComRel Units;
b. Individual interviews with representatives of CBNC, RTNMC, and RTNFI;
c. Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with select workers of CBNC, RTNMC, and
RTNFI; and
d. Accomplishment of Training Needs Assessment (TNA) Survey Questionnaire.
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XXVI. The results generated from the Needs Assessment will be validated with the target
clients to ensure that the training and consultancy program will be appropriate and
responsive to their needs.
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2. Management Workshop among the top managers of CBNC, RTNMC, and RTNFI
together with the RTNFI and the ComRel Units of RTNMC, CBNC. This workshop will be
an opportunity for the top managers of CBNC, RTNMC, and RTNFI to evaluate the
effectiveness of the SDMP from a managerial standpoint, re-assess the management
structure for the SDMP, and review and compare the purposes and functions of RTNFI as a
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative vis vis the SDMP as a legal obligation.
Together with the RTNFI and ComRel units of CBNC and RTNMC, the management is
expected to develop an Action Plan.
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3. KSA Enhancement Training Program for the direct workers of RTNFI and the ComRel
Units of CBNC and RTNMC. This comprehensive training program will include group
formation and team-building activities for the participants. It will also include a series of
lectures and workshops about communities, culture and community integration, social
change, community organizing, project development and management, monitoring and
evaluation, and others that will help the workers in the field. The participants are expected
to prepare an Action Plan that they can use as reference while working on the field.
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4. Conduct of the Social Impact Assessment among the beneficiaries of the community
development programs of CBNC, RTNMC, and RTNFI. This complementary support and
parallel service for CBNC, RTNMC, and RTNFI will be provided to ensure that the SDMP III
will be based on actual feedback from the communities that they are assisting. This will be
accomplished through a Community Satisfaction Survey, review of project documentations
and reports, FGDs with the community, key informant interviews, and participatory
evaluation methods with the community (e.g. Fishbone Analysis, Community Timelines,
Resource Mapping, SWOT Analysis, etc.)
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XXXII. PHASE II
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5. Monitoring, Mentoring and on-site training for the ComRel workers. After the initial
workshops, the Action Plan of the Management and the ComRel Workers shall be
monitored by TAG. The ComRel Staff shall undergo a mentoring / train-and-operate
program, where they will be deployed to the field, return for reporting and mentoring, and
then return to the field.
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XXXVI. PHASE III
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6. Evaluation, Feedbacking, and Re-Planning with RTNMC, CBNC, and RTNFI. This will
be conducted to ensure that the services provided to RTNMC, CBNC, and RTNFI were
effective, and also to re-assess the needs of the said companies. Through this session, a
continuing Training and Consultancy Service Plan may be accomplished.
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Program Schedule
XLI.

For the Program Schedule, please refer to the attached document.

XLII.
XLIII. Program Management
XLIV.
XLV. TAG will act as the over-all lead team. Upon the approval of the proposal, TAG will
appoint a Project Coordinator to coordinate with CBNC and RTNMC. TAG will report to
the representative/s of CBNC, RTNMC, and/or NAC regarding the status of the project
as required by the said companies. Internally, TAG will meet bi-monthly for status and

project updates. For Project Monitoring in the field, TAG may deploy Project Officers as
requested by the companies.
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XLVIII. Budgetary Requirements
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Please refer to the attached document for the Budgetary Requirements.
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