Co-design

Achieving projects wanted by you and your stakeholders

When it becomes obvious that business culture, scientific arguments and technical jargon are opening an ever-widening gap between your project and stakeholders, investing in a bridge is the smartest strategy for your business’s success.codesign.jpg

Astoneco supports you to bridge the gap between the business and technical world and people’s everyday lives through a structured and systematic engagement process leading to projects supported by all concerned!

Along the way in the co-design process you will be able to:

  • maintain healthy relationships with communities and other stakeholders
  • ensure a timely and effective information flow
  • resolve conflicts in time
  • build an effective multidisciplinary implementation team
  • conduct joint baseline studies and assessments
  • develop joint designs and management plans to manage risks, meet required standards and ensure that the resulting project will succeed
  • reach win-win solutions through principled negotiation
  • obtain necessary permits and land access

 

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Steps in the decision making process...

 

             ESIA = Environmental and Social Impact Assessment; EIA = Environmental Impact Assessment

 

Environmental awareness...

Most local stakeholders are concerned about the health of the environment that surrounds them and the associated quality of their lives. As part of the co-design process, astoneco offers support in a number of ways depending on the needs of the project and the local stakeholders, including:

  • the management of a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that includes all interested parties,
  • the management of environmental baselines, impact assessments (EIA / EIS) and mitigation measures, in a manner that includes the relevant stakeholder groups,
  • the co-creation and management of sufficient communication channels and materials to ensure stakeholders are transparently informed as to the opportunities, risks and benefits of a given development and have an effective seat at the decision-making table, and
  • the co-creation and management of feedback and grievance mechanisms.

 

Local sustainable development awareness...

Another area of high concern for local stakeholders is the level of impact a proposed project will have on the sustainability (economic, social and environmental) of the region where they and their families must earn a livelihood and also develop a future for their families and community. As part of the co-design process, astoneco offers support in a number of ways, depending on the needs of the project and the local stakeholders, including:

  • the management of a social and economic impact assessment as appropriate, with integrated stakeholder engagement,
  • a review of sustainable development initiatives in the area influenced by the proposal and the identification of concerns and of possible win-win synergies,
  • the co-creation of sustainable and stakeholder-friendly procurement and human resource strategies, policies, plans and programmes,
  • the co-creation and management of sufficient communication channels and materials to ensure stakeholders are transparently informed as to the opportunities, risks and benefits of a given development and have an effective seat at the decision-making table, and
  • the co-creation and management of feedback and grievance mechanisms.