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International Financial Corporation (World Bank subdivision focusing on the private sector) on the preparation of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan:

Since most consultations took place during the winter months, a special focus was on enabling the most disadvantaged members of the local community, such as senior citizens, to attend. Vehicles were provided to those who needed them, and younger community members escorted the elderly. Where possible, the consultations were timed to start after the end of the days fishing trips. Time was allocated for the participants to share their problems and concerns. The organisers made sure that all those present were treated respectfully, and efforts were made to reach a consensus. As a result, the meetings turned out extremely long, but people felt that their presence mattered.

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Second Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan

Second Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan

Drafting of the second document started in 2010. Two rounds of comprehensive, open consultations were held in traditional areas of residence and economic activities of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities, in order to get their input on the development of SIMDP-2. Consultations were held in 10 settlements on Sakhalin, with more than 500 representatives of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities participating.

The work group tasked with drafting the SIMDP comprised representatives of the Regional Council of the Authorized Representatives of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities, Sakhalin Energy, Sakhalin Oblast Government, Sakhalin Oblast Duma and RAIPON (Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East) and international experts.

Working Group Members

Round of consultations: objectives, format, procedures

Traditional economic activities: situation analysis and practical recommendations

Evaluation of the Development Plan implementation

Statement of Consent to the Second Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan and signing of a tripartite agreement for its implementation

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