Land Access refers to gaining access to a specific area in order to execute project work. This is about planning for land requests, establishing a transparent and commonly recognized method for the valuation and compensation of all assets affected by a project, and delivering compensation as per the agreed procedure. It is frequently based on a recognized framework or standard, but in addition, it generally includes consultation with community representatives
Land access activities represent one of the most critical steps companies go through when developing their projects. However, this comes along with key challenges such as understanding the land rights context, collecting field data and delivering accurate compensation to many people in a short time.
The Land Access module includes the following components:
- Governance: Allows capturing the rates which have been negotiated and agreed with community representatives when applicable. In addition, the component allows for users to define the compensation rules that need to be applied under specific circumstances. Also, it allows for capturing the list of in-kind that can be distributed.
- Budget & planning: Allows for the definition of land requests area. Users are able to capture the various land access project phases, along with relevant information such as the applicable set of rules, cost code and budget evaluation
- Negotiation: Used to capture details pertaining to communication campaigns on upcoming land access activities, as well as rates negotiation meetings and other meetings to determine the rules that apply for compensating stakeholders. It allows for an individual eligibility approval for each asset to be compensated. Ensure a high level of transparency with internal and external stakeholders
- Compensation: Allows for the organization and planning of cash and in-kind distribution. It helps to determine and validate the amount of money and value of in-kind support that should be distributed to the stakeholders. Payments and in-kind deliveries can be grouped in a logical manner for more effective delivery.
- Land management: Bulk load geometries in order to use them for calculations or to display them on the map for a better monitoring of the compensation activities.