The partnership approach adopted by SEMAFO with communities, governments and other mining-industry players enables our host countries including communities, to derive optimum benefit from our activities. This value creation includes all stakeholders, from governments to investors. SEMAFO rigorously manages its community relationships to foster the social acceptability of all its projects and conducts itself with the utmost respect for human rights. We pursue our humanitarian mission as a catalyst for sustainable community development.
Listening to communities
Open relationships with community representatives enable us to strengthen our partnerships. A number of relationship mechanisms are in place to ensure we stay attuned to community expectations. Combined, these relationships foster the social acceptability of our projects.
In keeping with our commitment to foster a climate conducive to improving the quality of life in the countries in which we operate, we developed, funded and launched a radio program called "Together for a Better Society". (see below). The radio shows are prepared in collaboration with partners, such as government officials responsible for different ministries, players involved in development in Burkina Faso, including associations, and both national and international NGOs.
Fondation SEMAFO’s success stems from its ability to identify the real and immediate needs of its target populations: access to quality primary education, healthcare, basic necessities such as water and electricity, as well as to revenue-generating projects to help the population to become autonomous and improve their quality of life.
Together for a Better Society, a radio development awareness program
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