Social and Heritage Services

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Social and Heritage Services

The Social and Heritage Department within Digby Wells recognises that the viability and sustainability of a project often depends on the extent to which the needs and concerns of local communities are taken into account, and whether the negative impacts of the project on these communities are adequately mitigated, and the project benefits are enhanced.

Our multidisciplinary team of Social Scientists and Heritage Practitioners delivers and adds value to the paradigm of “social license” to operate by providing appropriate social services and facilitating the interactions between the client, project host communities, regulators and other stakeholders to develop and ensure long-term sustainable solutions for the project under consideration.

  • Socio-Economic Impact Assessments (SIAs);
  • Resettlement Planning – Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) and monitoring;
  • Social and Labour Plans (SLPs);
  • Social Surveys;
  • Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA);
  • Community Health Impact Assessments (cHIA);
  • Public Participation Processes and Plans;
  • Strategic Communication Plans;
  • Grievance Mechanisms;
  • Stakeholder Risk Analysis;
  • Social and Labour Plans (South Africa)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Audits; and
  • Community Conflict Management.
  • Heritage Assessments;
  • Heritage Resource Mitigations; and
  • Heritage Stakeholder Engagement, including Burial Grounds and Grave Consultations.