Stakeholder Engagement and Planning
Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Based on the information gathered at PIF and project development stage, the Project Development Team should draft the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP). The SEP represents the guide for stakeholder engagement processes during project execution, including what stakeholder will be engaged, methods for engagement, timeline for engagement, budget, and will include a grievance redress mechanism. The process of developing the SEP must be inclusive of stakeholders’ input. The SEP should be aligned with safeguards and gender plan, as relevant. An SEP template, and an examples of a completed SEP, is provided below.
Prior to ProDoc finalization, a validation workshop should be held with stakeholders that, in addition to confirming the project design, also includes a review and agreement on the SEP.
The final Stakeholder Engagement Plan should be publicly disclosed by the Lead Executing Agency, in a manner that is timely, accessible, and understandable to stakeholders, in accordance with WWF’s Policy on Public Consultation and Disclosure. This requires safeguards documents to be disclosed for at least 30 days, and at least 45 days where indigenous people are present.