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International Financial Corporation (World Bank subdivision focusing on the private sector) on the preparation of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan:

Since most consultations took place during the winter months, a special focus was on enabling the most disadvantaged members of the local community, such as senior citizens, to attend. Vehicles were provided to those who needed them, and younger community members escorted the elderly. Where possible, the consultations were timed to start after the end of the days fishing trips. Time was allocated for the participants to share their problems and concerns. The organisers made sure that all those present were treated respectfully, and efforts were made to reach a consensus. As a result, the meetings turned out extremely long, but people felt that their presence mattered.

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Social Development Fund

The Social Development Fund under the SIMDP is a body operating on the principles of openness and transparency, timely informing the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities, inviting the SIM to extensive discussions of applicant projects, their merits and benefits to the tribesmen, and reporting to the SIM. Taking into consideration the experience of the mini-grants fund of SIMDP 1, representatives of the indigenous peoples recommended to combine the social development programme and the Mini-Grant Fund competition programme, thus developing the ability to handle the funds the purpose of which is addressing the issues of social protection of the SIM, conservation and development of the potential.

The Social Development Fund is steered by the Social Development Council (SDF Council).

GOALS OF THE SDF:

Contribute to the solution of social problems of the communities or separate SIM social groups, according to the purposes of the Social Development Fund:

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Board meeting SIMDP, June 2011



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Received the main award in the all-Russian Corporate Philanthropy Leaders contest in nomination The Best Programme for Corporate Philanthropy Policy and Companys Social Investments Principles

Winner of Vitus Bering International Award

Winner of social investments contest Corporate Donor of Russia 2008

First prize at the Far Eastern International Festival of Indigenous People