Talk with existing stakeholders e.g. villagers, interest groups, local and regional government, mining company employees, NGOs and academics.
Network to expand the stakeholder list. Be inclusive and try to ensure the widest number of stakeholders are considered including women, marginalised or vulnerable people.
Everyone included? Consider who will be impacted both positively and negatively and whose support, or lack of, could make a difference to the project’s outcome.
Stakeholder mapping to inform community programs
The Far Southeast project represents a relatively challenging socio-political environment. This means the project’s ultimate success is more dependent than most on close consultation with local stakeholders.
IFC, Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets, Washington DC, 2007. Available at: https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/938f1a0048855805beacfe6a6515bb18/IFC_StakeholderEngagement.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
Zandvliet, L. and Anderson, M. B., Getting it Right: Making Corporate-Community Relations Work, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, 2009, especially Chapter 9.