Sustainable Development & Security:
Our Projects



 

 
 
FFP's Sustainable Development & Security practice focuses on a wide variety of projects in and around the oil and mining sectors, such as community and multistakeholder engagement, security, risk and human rights assessments, and training of both companies and security personnel. We have worked in over a dozen countries in all corners of the world. Below is a sampling of some of FFP|SDS's work.
 
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Cameroon

In Cameroon, FFP is working in partnership with a U.S. oil company to provide human rights training to the Bataillon d'Intervention Rapide, the elite forces of the Cameroonian military that are charged with the responsibility of protecting the country's oil fields. The human rights training, which places special emphasis on the concepts of respect and honour, includes both a formal person-to-person training that is provided to the rank-and-file combatants as well as graphical training materials.

 

Canada

In Canada, FFP worked in partnership with Monkey Forest Consulting and a Canadian oil company to create a comprehensive security and human rights training curriculum for the company's staff in operations in North America, South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The program included the development of a multi-day training program, training materials and a program of training senior leaders to impart the knowledge throughout the company.

 

Colombia

In Colombia, FFP partnered with International Alert and the Government of Colombia to host workshops on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. These workshops included a multisectoral dialogue of government, civil society and government and culminated in the publication of a Guidance Note on National-Level Implementation for the Voluntary Principles, available here.

 

Guatemala

In Guatemala, FFP is working in partnership with a mining company to review implementation of the Voluntary Principles and support cross-departmental and cross-location learning. FFP is also working in partnership to provide human rights training to all company staff throughout all operations and locations.

 

Indonesia

In Indonesia, FFP partnered with the Public Health Institute to adapt its Roundtable model to develop a Health & Business Roundtable in Indonesia focused on increasing partnerships. FFP also, together with companies operating in Indonesia, introduced the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights to support the creation of a multistakeholder dialogue in Jakarta focused on their national implementation. The workshops were a key step in the continuing process of Government of Indonesia's increasing involvement in the Voluntary Principles.

 

Iraq*

On Iraq, FFP convened a multistakeholder dialogue in Amman, Jordan on national-level implementation of the Voluntary Principles. The workshops led to the drafting of a suggested way forward for continuing engagement of Iraq on the Voluntary Principles.

 

Laos

In Laos, FFP has observed the operations of a mining company with a focus on community development and environmental sustainability projects.

 

Libya

In Libya, FFP partnered with the Government of Canada to host a multistakeholder dialogue in Tripoli that brought together local and foreign governments, civil society and the corporate sector on the issue of responsible investment in post-conflict Libya, with particular emphasis on the oil sector. The dialogue also featured a workshop on security and human rights, and the importance of responsible business operations, particularly in a sensitive post-conflict environment. The workshops culminated in the publication of a suggested course of action on responsible investment and national-level implementation of the Voluntary Principles in Libya, available here.

 

Malaysia

In Malaysia, FFP worked in partnership with Monkey Forest Consulting and a Canadian oil company to create a comprehensive security and human rights training curriculum for the company's staff in operations in North America, South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The program included the development of a multi-day training program, training materials and a program of training senior leaders to impart the knowledge throughout the company.

 

Mexico

In Mexico, FFP is working in partnership with a mining company to support implementation of the Voluntary Principles at various sites and encourage cross-departmental and cross-location learning. FFP is also working in partnership to provide human rights training to all company staff throughout all operations and locations.

 

Nigeria

Nigeria is a key focus country for FFP, across both the Sustainable Development & Security program and Conflict Early-warning & Assessment program. FFP's programs promote sustainable development and human security in the Niger Delta region, an area that is socially and politically complex and is heavily impacted both economically and politically by oil production. FFP's projects in the Niger Delta focus on civil society engagement, peacebuilding initiatives and conflict assessment.

 

Panama

In Panama, FFP is currently partnering with Partners for Democratic Change to work closely with local organizations and leaders from different sectors to encourage technical, neutral, productive and ongoing dialogues on the controversial issues surrounding sustainable development and the extractive industry. Previously, FFP worked in partnership with a Canadian mining company on a variety of issues, including multistakeholder engagement, community and human rights monitoring, crisis management training and relations with public security forces.

 

Philippines

In the Philippines, FFP has engaged with local civil society to identify local partners to generate a program of multistakeholder dialogue that is aimed at supporting national-level implementation of the Voluntary Principles.

 

Spain

In Spain, FFP previously partnered with a Canadian mining company on reviewing community relationships and development. FFP also supported the creation of an independent expert water panel at the site.

 

Turkey

In Turkey, FFP previously partnered with two mining companies on community and human rights impact assessments and the development and improvement of company-community relations.

 

United States

In the United States, FFP convened meetings in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah that brought together international human rights experts to observe mining and oil operations. The program fostered multistakeholder dialogue, allowing the international experts to discuss the impact of mining and oil operations in the United States with local communities and civil society.



* - asterisk denotes countries where FFP's work was conducted out-of-country (i.e., in neighboring or third countries) due to security and/or practical considerations.