RSK Tanzania has been working actively in resettlement and livelihood restoration planning in Tanzania and East Africa, predominantly for the renewables, infrastructure and extractive industries sectors. Our scope of services includes developing resettlement policy frameworks, including action plans and livelihood restoration frameworks, and reviewing corresponding action plan gap analyses. Our policy frameworks guide resettlement for projects, including applicable principles, expected displacement impacts, analyses of the requirements of applicable national legislation against the requirements of international standards and an outline of the approach to declaring the cut-off date and limiting the risk of speculation.
Our resettlement action plans involve conducting unmanned aerial vehicle flyovers, stakeholder engagement, census counts, socio-economic asset surveys and valuations, and negotiation of packages with project-affected communities. Office-based teams develop resettlement action plans following international best practice, including the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 5 on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement (2012). We also provide strategic advice on the alignment and scheduling of ESIAs and other relevant project activities.