Resettlement Commitments

The Mozambique Gas Development Project commits to:

  • Avoid or minimize, wherever possible, project impacts that cause physical and/or economic displacement by exploring alternatives in project design and project location.
  • Consultation processes that ensure free, prior, and informed participation of affected people and communities in decision making related to impacts that may affect them.
  • Undertake consultation throughout resettlement planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Involve affected communities and Government representatives from all levels in the resettlement process.
  • Compensate people affected by the project at the full replacement value of the property that is lost, as is prescribed in Mozambican legislation and international guidelines.
  • Provide opportunities for displaced people to improve their living standards through the provision of improved housing and social infrastructure, livelihood improvements and integration into development programs.
  • Consult meaningfully with communities in order to design and implement culturally appropriate and economically sustainable ways to restore livelihoods.
  • Assist people during their physical relocation and re-establishment process to make sure these cause the least possible social, cultural and economic disruption to their daily lives.
  • Establish programs and initiatives through which displaced people and host communities can, in addition to the livelihood restoration programs, benefit from the project.
  • Identify vulnerable people or households that may be severely impacted by displacement and to provide special assistance to help them participate and benefit from the project’s livelihoods restoration and development programs.
  • In collaboration with affected communities, monitor and evaluate and where necessary implement corrective measures during the implementation of the resettlement program.
  • Implement a grievance redress process that enables affected households to lodge and resolve grievances related to the implementation of compensation and resettlement programs.