Text for A Guide on How to Prepare communities for investment

January 2013
CARE - Mozambique

Draws from the Avante Consulta tool designed for the forestry sector and includes a tool in respect to consultation processes, which are mandatory in the context of the state taking decisions in relation to the award of land and natural resource rights to external investors. Consists of a set of steps that aim to empower the communities in these consultations. Designed to be applied in situations where the co-management of natural resources is being encouraged and the poor must compete with other, often stronger, stakeholders to ensure that their rights are recognized. The moment of consultation and negotiation is the point at which the community possesses the most power to have an impact on decisions about how future development will take place. Special attention is dedicated to including women in this process.