Through early engagement with communities and other stakeholders, we are geared2 pave the way for successful projects without costly delays and unreasonable demands 

We make sense of complex challenges through active engagement with stakeholders.  We embrace user-centred design to offer a creative problem-solving approach.   

We understand the dreams and aspirations of rural communities and the requirements of government, municipalities and the private sector. We aim to shift negative aspects into optimism and aspirations for the future without creating undue expectations.  

EFFECTIVE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT LEADS TO:

PRO-ACTIVE COMMUNICATION

We offer engagement solutions that enable people, projects, economies and environments to prosper in times of change, innovation and development.

STRATEGIC CO-DEVELOPED SOLUTIONS

We use our human-centric approach, expertise and insights, in conjunction with future-driven strategic solutions to deliver results by pro-actively managing risk and engaging in change management methods.  

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

We build strong relationships and networks to connect stakeholders to a common interest.

ABCD

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a community development strategy aimed at empowering and uplifting communities. These two processes go together hand in hand to deliver project results. ABCD is an approach which minimizes entitlement, empowers communities as a whole, builds micro-economies and ensures a Social License to Operate. A good relationship with neighbouring communities is crucial in making any project progress smoothly.   

ABCD challenges the traditional needs based approach for assisting vulnerable communities. The approach changes mindsets and assists communities to use what they have, to solve community specific needs, and not solely rely on handouts from external parties. By giving high priority to community concerns and grievances, you give high priority to your project outcomes and operational success. 

A STAKEHOLDER-BASED APPROACH TO SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES INCLUDES:

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Drive project support and buyin  
  • Building partnerships with local authorities and municipalities  
  • Development communication methodologies  
  • Developing new communication channels project managers can use to connect with stakeholders  
  • Establishing an early, accessible and responsive grievance mechanism for conflict management 
  • Contribution to IDP’s 
  • Impact measurement

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • ABCD methodology  
  • Micro-enterprise development  
  • Supplier development  
  • Youth Development  
  • Skills Development  
  • Social mobilisation  
  • Impact measurement