The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Namati are currently investigating potential ways to assist and provide guidance to communities affected by land-based investments. Specifically, we are hoping to develop written and other guidance and tools pitched at communities (or their paralegals or advisers) that cover:
How to negotiate better contracts between communities and investors.
How to ensure investors fulfill the terms of agreed investor-community contracts.
Model contractual clauses / guidance for: (1) Terms of engagement for negotiation between communities and investors; and (2) actual community-investor contracts.
Monitoring company obligations contained in contracts entered into between investors and host governments.
We would love to hear from community members and paralegals or advisers supporting communities. Are there tools / guides that you already use? Are there any gaps that you think need filling? If so, what do you think is needed, and what format (written / online / video / in person training / guidance) would be helpful?
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