31 May 2012

Partnerships in IA - Session II, Discussion

How deal with stakeholders who object in projects that are government owned and will go ahead?

  • This is difficult issue to manage - the tension between national needs and local interests, it is about managing the positives and negatives.
  • If you work with communities for a long time they recognise that this will happen, that it needs to be done, and that it's about mitigating impacts.
  • By bad start where we are going to do it and we are just going through the process. Need to start from a basis of equality and that stakeholders have rights and that we need to work together and lets see what we can do and become equal partners.
  • Accountability can be an important way of dealing with what things can be change and what can't. Have to be honest what we can't do and say why.