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Changing practices in social investment, in collaboration with the Devonshire Initiative | 26 August 2020

Community Relations Connect: Sessions

Community Relations Connect, is an emerging network for community relations and social performance practitioners throughout Africa. It is a community of practice for people to come together to share, learn and improve their practices.  Community Relations Connect (CRC) has been catalysed by the urgent need to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. CRC is hosted by Synergy Global Consulting and is supported by the International Council for Metals and Mining (ICMM)

 

Changing practices in social investment, in collaboration with the Devonshire Initiative | 26 August 2020

In this session, we explore how COVID-19 has changed the way we do social investment and socio-economic benefit (SEB) delivery, how we are overcoming challenges, and what this may mean for social investment in the future.

A discussion guided by the following questions:

  • What has happened? How has social investment been used to respond to the new issues due to COVID-19? How have decisions been made? How have relationships with different stakeholders worked? What have the impacts been? How is this different to social investment pre-COVID?
  • What are the risks? How effective and sustainable are the interventions? What are the governance concerns? Are pre-COVID social investment strategies being undermined? How do we manage expectations?
  • What are the opportunities? Is this an opportunity for new and different collaborations? Have old fault lines and vulnerabilities been exposed which need renewed focus? Are we now seeing things from a different perspective which allows to re-prioritise? What will it take to ‘build back better’?

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