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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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The Third SIMDP

The document was initiated in 2015. To account for the opinion of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities (SIM) during the SIMDP-3 elaboration, two rounds of extensive and open hearings have taken place in the areas of SIM traditional residence and economic activities with over 500 people participating.

The SIMDP-3 Working Group includes representatives of the Regional Council of Authorised Representatives of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., and of the Sakhalin Oblast Government, a member of the Sakhalin Oblast Public Chamber, and an SIM representative at the Sakhalin Oblast Duma and RAIPON (Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East).

The Working Group has developed an SIMDP-3 Elaboration Plan.

Also questionnaires to account for the public opinion have been elaborated, and reviewed by the Working Group.
Report on the Results of the Study of Public Opinion on the Implementation of SIMDP-2 and the Preparation of SIMDP-3.
SIMDP-3 (draft) has been discussed by the SIM representatives.

The conference “Prospects of Further Cooperation under the Third Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan (SIMDP)” took place on 26 November 2015, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It was attended by 52 participants from the areas of SIM traditional residence, and over 30 invited persons.

The primary goal of the Conference was to obtain the consent of the SIM representatives to implement the SIMDP for 2016–2020. As a result, the consent concerning the Third Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan was obtained, and it was decided to sign the tripartite implementation agreement.

On 6 December 2015, an official ceremony was held in Moscow to sign the Agreement on the Implementation of the Third Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan for 2016–2020, a unique form of the public and private partnership, often recommended for introduction in other regions of the country. 

Sakhalin Energy is going to allocate USD 320,000 annually for the next 5 years (2016-2020) to implement projects within SIMDP-3.
SIMDP-3 is available here.

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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