Plexus carried out a social risk review and provided ongoing support during the transition from exploration to development. Plexus also managed the preparation of an IFC-compliant SIA required to secure the development licence. This entailed a review of the client’s stakeholder engagement approach and the conduct of a gap analysis against the IFC Performance Standards.
Plexus collaborated closely with the national ESIA contractor and mobilised a bespoke team of international experts to support social baseline data collection, stakeholder engagement, social investment, influx management, resettlement, and relations with artisanal miners. As part of this process, Plexus prepared a lender compliant Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy, alongside the SIA and Health Impact Assessment. Throughout this process, Plexus worked closely with the IFC, who was an equity investor, and the national ESIA contractor.