Sakhalin Energy Investment Company: A Participatory Process for the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan [PDF]
* Case Study Excerpt from Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets
2 pages | © May 2007 IFC | Complimentary
The Sakhalin project's goal was the "recovery, processing, and export of oil and gas" from oil fields on and around the Sakhalin Islands. Before the goal could be accomplished, an effective and participatory consultation process had to be initiated with approximately 3,500 diverse indigenous people on the island. The Sustainable Indigenous Minorities Development Plan (SMDP) provides a successful example of the details and considerations of "pre-consultation" through representative institutions, the identification of priorities, and an ongoing engagement with government representatives to ensure thorough disclosure and consultation.