AdministratorJuly 1, 2020 at 2:32 pm
A local community group is partnering with a family-owned foundation and an international mining company to build a church.
What might the community leaders need to consider and research first?
What could potentially go wrong and how could they mitigate this?
MemberJuly 1, 2020 at 2:35 pm
they should consider this and that
AdministratorJuly 15, 2020 at 11:17 am
The relationship between the family and the company with the community
There could be a risk of the different partners having different views and opinions on the project and maybe result in a power wrangle in the decision making process
MemberJuly 18, 2020 at 12:38 am
There could be a risk if the partnership with the family foundation affects the image of the community and the potential future relationships with other relevant actors in the community.
Also, if this relationship generates dependency on the foundation it could compromise the community group autonomy
MemberJuly 20, 2020 at 8:48 am
They need to consider the past reputation of the mining company, do they provide good working conditions for people? What are their long term intentions in this community? They should also consider whether or not there will be clashing interests between the foundation and the mining company.
MemberJuly 22, 2020 at 7:17 am
they should consider the long term interest of the mining company and then the local community group has to further think about what the church will bring to its community and if this will bring conflict between any groups for security reasons
MemberJuly 23, 2020 at 8:00 am
What is the community perspective about the mining company. Research about the real motivation about this project.
MemberJuly 23, 2020 at 2:31 pm
The community leaders should do their due diligence about the family foundation and the mining company on why they want to build this relationship and what is there ask in return ?
MemberJuly 26, 2020 at 10:30 pm
- Where does the family-owned foundation money come from? For example, could there be some disputed money?
- Do they share the same values? When building a church, the local community might want to have a specific tradition preserved and certain behaviors respected. For example, are workers paid enough? Do they work on Sundays too? Etc…
- Why an international mining company would want to build a Church? Would they want to use this partnership as an excuse to try finding something in the soil? An issue of trust within the partnership might appear here.
- Does the church style correspond to what the local community is used to and envisions for their church?
- Would these partners buy local goods for the construction of the church hence helping the local community or import them from abroad?
- Who will pay for what?
Solution: before agreeing to partner, each part’s role and limits should be clearly specified.
MemberNovember 5, 2020 at 9:36 am
The community leaders need to conduct research on the ethical operating practices of the international mining company in terms of whether there have been any cases of violation of human rights.
The relationship between the family-owned foundation and the community needs to be looked into as well.
AdministratorNovember 9, 2020 at 3:06 pm
There might be a ethical problem regarding the practices of that certain mining company, and possibly other potential humanitarian violations must be considered before proceeding.
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