Socio-Economic-Surveys-Rev27

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Socio Economic Surveys

Socio-economic survey tools are designed to collect information as a means of improving understanding of local resource management systems, resource use and the relative importance of resources for households and villages.

Eco & Partner carries out community surveys relevant to the socio-economic baseline as part of the wider social assessment. These surveys cover population, gender analysis, demographics, households, economy and livelihoods, land and property, land use, social infrastructure and services, community safety, security, and welfare, occupational health and safety, health and educational conditions, cultural aspects, and other local social aspects, so that the local socio-economic characteristics can be assessed. The planning of the survey samples takes into consideration the need for equal representation from male and female respondents, including those who may be marginalized due to their ethnicity, national origin, age, occupation, religious affiliation, among others. The planning of the surveys always considers community resources accessed by both male and female household members.

We help our clients carry out socio-economic survey and census of affected persons and households. Our approach is in bench-marked on the IFC and World Bank ESS 5 standards to determine the socio-economic baseline conditions of the Project affected people prior to project establishment. Through our network of social experts with diverse language skills, we are able to integrate and streamline a broad set of offerings, providing our clients with efficiencies and strategic approaches.

Socio-economic survey tools provide a means of improving understanding of local resource management systems, resource use and the relative importance of resources for households and villages. They can also be used to elicit insights on interaction with government decision-making systems, community perceptions of trends and priority issues, and community-based institutions and their role in the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources. Use of such tools is an important first step in engaging local communities and ensuring that local voices are heard and that the community relationship with resources, land rights and access are incorporated into the project design.

We design surveys, train in conducting the surveys and our field-based practitioners are able to conduct socio-economic surveys of households and villages. We use an integrated approach employing both quantitative and qualitative methods. We undertake household surveys, key informant interviews, focus group discussions including community mapping. We also deploy powerful mobile data collection tools such as Survey CTO and ODK.

We also help our clients with data analysis of socioeconomic data through application advanced analytics to understand key trends, diagnose the root cause, identify correlations and hence derive effective insights from the data. We have a competent team of data analysts with ability to identify spurious data. We manage your data and unlock the full potential of your information with advanced statistical techniques, data analytics, surveys and models employing statistical software such as STATA, R, and SPSS. Our team of data managers work closely with subject matter experts to make sense of the data and translate it into actionable insights.

We use a combination of tools to build dynamic visuals to help tell the data story effectively for stakeholders and different audiences. We use infographics and digital presentations to engage with regulators and community stakeholders more effectively. This helps to safeguard and strengthen stakeholder relations.

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Social Surveys & Performance

    COMPANY

    Plot No.16A Ntinda II Road,
    P.O. Box 23989, Kampala, Uganda
    +256 319291830


      Site contaminantion investigation and Remediation

      Location: Central Uganda


      Client: Confidential

      Service: Environment and  Biodiversity


      Site contaminantion investigation and Remediation

      Underground storage tanks (USTs) are used for storing fuel, but they can pose a risk if they develop leaks. Leakage from USTs can result in soil and groundwater contamination, presenting environmental and health concerns. Eco and Partner undertook a thorough site investigation is crucial to confirm the presence of leakage from these underground tank at a fuel station in Central Uganda.

      Site investigations involved a systematic process of assessing and evaluating the condition of UST, as well as the surrounding soil and groundwater, to determine if leakage has occurred and to what extent, allowing for appropriate remediation measures to be implemented.

      Soil samples were collected from specific locations around the USTs to determine if petroleum hydrocarbons or other contaminants are present. These samples were analyzed in an accredited laboratory to quantify the concentrations of contaminants, to determine the potential severity of the leakage and the extent of soil contamination.

      Site investigations involved the use of specialized techniques and equipment, such as soil vapor surveys or geophysical surveys.

        COMPANY

        Plot No.16A Ntinda II Road,
        P.O. Box 23989, Kampala, Uganda
        +256 319291830


          Environmental Social Consutltancy MTN

          Location: Uganda


          Client: MTN Uganda

          Service: Environmental and social consultancy


          Base Transceiver Stations

          MTN Uganda is the largest telecommunication company in Uganda with 15 million subscribers, accounting for 53 percent market share.

          Base Transceiver Station is a piece of equipment that facilitates wireless communication between user equipment (UE) and a network. UEs are devices like mobile phones (handsets), and computers with wireless Internet connectivity. The deployment by operators is to improve service delivery in the region.
          Eco & Partner provided Environmental and social consultancy services to the developer, including Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs), ESIAs, Environmental Compliance Auditing and Monitoring for Mobile Telecommunication Base Transceiver Station in various parts of Uganda.

            COMPANY

            Plot No.16A Ntinda II Road,
            P.O. Box 23989, Kampala, Uganda
            +256 319291830


              ESIA for Exploration Areas 1, 1A, 2 and 3A

              Location:Buliisa, Hoima and Kikuube Districts.


              Client: Tullow Uganda limited

              Service: Environmental and social consultancy


              Exploration Areas 1, 1A, 2 and 3A

              Tullow entered into three Ugandan exploration licenses in 2004 following the acquisition of Energy Africa. The acreage presented Tullow with a great opportunity to explore across this vast and relatively undrilled onshore basin. In 2006, Tullow began to get encouraging exploration results and flow tests from some initial wells. Further significant discoveries and appraisal success led in 2009 to the basin development commercial volume threshold being exceeded.

              The Group added further equity and operatorship to the licenses in the Lake Albert Rift Basin when it acquired Hardman Resources in 2007.

              The company has provided Environmental and social consultancy services to the developer encompassing the following:

              • ESIA for Kigogole Field Appraisal drilling for Exploration Area 2 in Buliisa district
              • ESIA for Kigogole-Nsoga 3D seismic Survey for Exploration Area 1 & 2 Buliisa district
              • ESIA for Kasemene-Ngiri 3D Seismic Survey for Exploration Area 1& 2 Buliisa district
              • ESIA for Nsoga-C appraisal drilling for Exploration Area 2 Buliisa district.
              • ESIA for Kigogole-4 Appraisal Drilling for Exploration Area 2 Buliisa district
              • Environmental Audit of Ngege base camp for Exploration Area 2 Buliisa district.
              • ESIA for Nsoga-5 Appraisal drilling for Exploration Area 2 Buliisa district.

                COMPANY

                Plot No.16A Ntinda II Road,
                P.O. Box 23989, Kampala, Uganda
                +256 319291830


                  Human Rights Impact Assesment – Tilenga Project

                  Location: Uganda


                  Client: TotalEnergies Uganda Limited

                  Service: Social Consultancy


                  Human Rights Impact Analysis Study

                  The purpose of Human Rights Due Diligence was to identify and address potential and actual adverse impacts with which a company is involved directly or through its business relationships.

                  Conducting Human Rights Due Diligence focuses a company’s attention on its responsibility to respect Human Rights and ensures that a company manages risk to people, and not just risk to business. Compliance with national law may not be sufficient, where there is a conflict between legal standards and TEPU’s commitment to respect international Human Rights. TEPU seeks to honor the principles of internationally recognized Human Rights to the greatest extent possible in the circumstance.

                    COMPANY

                    Plot No.16A Ntinda II Road,
                    P.O. Box 23989, Kampala, Uganda
                    +256 319291830