Resettlement Action Plan
La Colosa Project, Colombia
AngloGold Ashanti Colombia (AGAC) has been developing La Colosa mining project since 2006. During the pre-feasibility phase, it implemented a community relations strategy in Tolima, Cajamarca. From 2009-2014 AGAC resettled El Diamante community and neighboring area, continuing the livelihoods restitution program. This process faced significant challenges since the land was collective property and the intention to apply international standards to the process.
SCG was hired in 2014, to evaluate this resettlement process and prepare a closing strategy for it. To do this, it consulted international standards, specifically the IFC’s Performance Standard 5. A Resettlement Action Plan was prepared, which both systematized the project’s progress and detailed a proposal for a closing strategy.