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Update of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Kobada gold project operated by African Gold Group (AGG) in Mali on behalf of ABS Africa

Client : ABS Africa for AGG

Region / Country: Africa | Mali
Sectors: Mining
Client category: Consulting firms


In order to renew the environmental permit for the Kobada gold project in Mali, AGG commissioned ABS Africa to update the ESIA in accordance with Malian legislation. Insuco, through ABS Africa, was responsible for updating the social component. The mission was carried out in three stages, starting with the development of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and the updating of the Social Baseline Study (SBES) according to international standards (Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards). Secondly, Insuco developed the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and the Social Management Plan (SMP) in accordance with Malian legislation. The last phase consisted of supporting the client in conducting the public consultation for the presentation of the ESIA necessary for its validation.


The following deliverables were provided to the client:

  • Development of a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP);
  • Updating of the Social Baseline Study (SBS);
  • The drafting of a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) according to Malian standards;
  • The drafting of a Social Management Plan (SMP) according to Malian standards;
  • GIS mapping and cartographic data.

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