United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Loving village club projects for rural area improvement

RCS Group 日昌升集团 (
Private sector
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    · Best Enterprise Practice in achieving Sustainable Development Goals through the UN Global Compact China Network, 2021
    · Gold Award of UN Global Compact Youth SDG Innovator Project, 2021 - 2022
    · Winning Award of Golden Key to SDG China, 2021

    To improve the relationship between mining groups and local communities, develop the environment of communities, and ultimately achieve a “win-win” or even “multi-win” situation. Implementation methodologies: Establishing a platform that connects the representative of different partners. partners co-design and co-implement the community co-building projects with the help of platform.   

    日昌升集团设立的社区共建爱乡协会项目旨在改善矿企与当地社区之间的关系,最终实现“双赢”甚至“多赢”的局面。实施途径:建立包括政府、居民、企业、组织等多方合作的平台,通过拉通各方资源,实现共治共享的可持续发展社区

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    Background:

    Bad community relation is one of blocks that obstacles Mining industry development. Mining industry is a traditional resource intensive industry, and people are unwilling to live close to the mining projects. The key reason for that is because residents are afraid of environmental damage, safety issue and unstable life conditions, even the mining projects is operated with high standard. However, Mining group usually has natural advantage to help residents improving their life as mining business need enormous capital investment, and any single mining projects is expected operated around 10-20years, which allows mining group to provide long-term support for local community. Thus, if mining group want to make good relationship with local residents, how do they provide a long-term support to local communities is the key problem.

    Objectives: To improve the relationship between mining groups and local communities, develop the environment of communities, and ultimately achieve a “win-win” or even “multi-win” situation. Implementation methodologies: Establishing a platform that connects the representative of different partners. partners co-design and co-implement the community co-building projects with the help of platform.

    Explanation for implementation methodologies:

    Providing direct financial support is a common way that mining groups implements to deal with the local communities. However, direct financial support is not a good way for community to compensate. On the one hand, financial support is unsustainable for enterprises. Once projects are finished, it is no way to continue providing financial support. On the other hand, most of the communities surrounding the mining area are unable to utilize resource efficiently, local residents cannot live better with given financial support. in conclusion, direct financial support is unable to help communities develop.

     

    Expected Impact

    The Key function of “loving village club” is to ties different parties up through forming a platform.

    The expected outcome for the” loving village club” is every members enjoy the resource and share the resource, stakeholders could fulfill their own interest. In fact, many organizations and parties nearby the local communities need a channel enables them to be better in communicating with local community.

    Therefore, the expected impact that “loving village club” would bring to local community is to generate “platform benefit” to club members and stakeholders. The potential club members would include mining enterprise, local government, local residents, local companies, NGOs, and other parties like local schools, volunteers and so for. Each party will be able to be benefited with the help of the club.

    Expected benefit for each party:

    Mining enterprise:

    through helping the government to improve the community environment and infrastructure, the loving village club could spread out positive messages to the mass which effectively help companies improve their reputations.

    Government:

    with the help of the “love village club”, the government could find suitable agents and personnel which enable communities to implement the desired improvement plan and utilize resources effectively. Finding the right people to do the right thing, increase efficiency, and decreases cost and risk.

    Local residents:

    “love village club” provides an opportunity to let them express their needs on a valid platform and get what they actually want.

    Local companies:

    “love village club” provides a platform for public relation management and promotion, reduces cost and obtain a natural “earned media”.

    NGO&other parties:

    saving money on investigation and communication with the help of the loving village club

    Implementation of the Project/Activity

    7/21/2022, RCS GROUP and SUNBOW CAPITAL are Dawan Town Xiazhi Primary School Donated 120000 RMB worth of teaching equipment and stationery,At the same time, carry out sustainable development education courses and a series of community activities to spread the concept of sustainable developmentWe are committed to promoting the sustainable development awareness of the whole people and contributing to the green development of the mining community.(Xingbin District, Laibin City, Guangxi Province, China)

    8/17/2022In order to develop the self awareness and facilitate skills training for local female residents , correspondence to SDG 5 (Gender equality )We have carried out Women capability improment class for 3 times in the targeted community (Hangzhou Fuyang)

    11/17/2022, RCS group went to Xiazhi Primary School again, and saw that the children were very happy. The teacher also reported that the new teaching aids were used, and the class efficiency was significantly improved.And learned that the school lacks educational resources related to art and sports,We plan to arrange relevant professional staff to provide voluntary assistance and introduce sustainable development education to help local high-quality education and sustainable development.

    Coordination mechanisms

    After establishing the "Loving village club", Government could provide a strategic community development plan with the assistance of other members, and other members establish different community co-building projects, and gradually find a feasible route for local industrial development, achieve local economy activation in the end.

    Governed

     The operation of the “loving village club” is driven by a foundation. The foundation is formed by club members and the government would take care of it as a monitor and do budgeting job for each community co-building project proposal. The budget of community co-building projects would rely on a foundation, which facilitates the efficiency of resource sharing.

    Evaluation

    SMART Model Evaluation


    Specific 

    Reach out to  local groups through active community construction projects and activities, set up the Loving village club and start the promotion and development of community co-construction projects.


    Measurable

    In next two years, we plan to develop a club for a mining project and carry out 3-5 community co-construction activities, and attract 3 local enterprises to work out a community co-construction plan together with the government and the community, so as to design the blueprint for the local area in the next 3-5 years.


    Attainable

    We have carried out many activities in Fuyang  project and established a good relationship with local communities and government, they were interesting in the following projects arrangement. Meanwhile, local enterprises also hope to cooperate with us in the following activities, it is a good start for establishment of “loving-village club” and we have confidence to make it in two years.

    Relevant

    As a mining enterprise, how to improve the relationship between mining enterprises and local communities and achieve a win-win position is always the key problem. Loving village Club and the community co-building project ties the interests of various stakeholders, no one is the loser of this solution, including us.

    Time-limited

    The expected time for establishing loving-village club is two years after selected target community. And the outcome for the whole solution will be realized in five years, in which we find a suitable route for industry development of the community and finally achieve local economy activation.

    Partners

    SUNBOW CAPITL. 盛元智本 元基金

    Officers of local governments (department of area development planning)

    Representative of other companies (local companies surrounding mining projects)

    Representative of local residents

    NGOs

    Other institutions

    Volunteers

    RCS group

    Goal 1

    End poverty in all its forms everywhere

    Goal 1

    1.1

    By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day

    1.1.1

    Proportion of the population living below the international poverty line by sex, age, employment status and geographical location (urban/rural)

    1.2

    By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

    1.2.1

    Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age

    1.2.2

    Proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

    1.3

    Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

    1.3.1

    Proportion of population covered by social protection floors/systems, by sex, distinguishing children, unemployed persons, older persons, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, newborns, work-injury victims and the poor and the vulnerable

    1.4

    By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance

    1.4.1

    Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services

    1.4.2

    Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, (a) with legally recognized documentation, and (b) who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure

    1.5

    By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters

    1.5.1

    Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population

    1.5.2

    Direct economic loss attributed to disasters in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP)

    1.5.3

    Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

    1.5.4

    Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies

    1.a

    Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions

    1.a.1

    Total official development assistance grants from all donors that focus on poverty reduction as a share of the recipient country's gross national income

    1.a.2

    Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)

    1.b

    Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

    1.b.1

    Pro-poor public social spending

    Goal 11

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    Goal 11

    11.1

    By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

    11.1.1

    Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing

    11.2

    By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
    11.2.1

    Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

    11.3

    By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
    11.3.1

    Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate

    11.3.2

    Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically

    11.4

    Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

    11.4.1

    Total per capita expenditure on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by source of funding (public, private), type of heritage (cultural, natural) and level of government (national, regional, and local/municipal)

    11.5

    By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

    11.5.1

    Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population

    11.5.2

    Direct economic loss attributed to disasters in relation to global domestic product (GDP)

    11.5.3

    (a) Damage to critical infrastructure and (b) number of disruptions to basic services, attributed to disasters

    11.6

    By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

    11.6.1

    Proportion of municipal solid waste collected and managed in controlled facilities out of total municipal waste generated, by cities

    11.6.2

    Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population weighted)

    11.7

    By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
    11.7.1

    Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

    11.7.2

    Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 months

    11.a

    Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

    11.a.1

    Number of countries that have national urban policies or regional development plans that (a) respond to population dynamics; (b) ensure balanced territorial development; and (c) increase local fiscal space

    11.b

    By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

    11.b.1

    Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

    11.b.2

    Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies

    11.c

    Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials

    Name Description

    Holding the first community co-building event in the selected community (Fuyang district, XinTong village,Hangzhou,China)

     

    Completing 3 types of community co-building projects (online,offline,joint)

    In order to develop the self awareness and facilitate skills training , correspondence to SDG 5 (Gender equality )We have carried out Women capability improvement class for five times in the targeted community (Hangzhou Fuyang)

    The desired outcome is to evoke female residents to start focus on their potentials and maximizes their possibilities and initiative through the guidance of multi-dimensional courses. This sub-project is well received according to feedback from field investigation

    The target audience of this sub-project is female residents aged between 18-80 years in the project community. to realizes courses customization, course contents are designed by pre-communications with residents in advance. And the courses structure and contents are improved with the help of after-class feedback

    Finishing co-designed community co-building plan with local government and local companies

     

    Establishing Loving village club for selected community (Fuyang district, XinTong village,Hangzhou,China), and entering to another community

     

    In-kind contribution
    A platform for local community which enables stakeholders get benefits from it, achieve win-win situation
    Financing (in USD)
    Through “loving village club”, finding suitable route for local industrial development, achieving local economy activation
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    Timeline
    01 July 2020 (start date)
    01 July 2029 (date of completion)
    Entity
    RCS Group 日昌升集团
    SDGs
    Region
    1. Asia and Pacific
    Geographical coverage
    CHINA
    Other beneficiaries

    Mining enterprise: through helping government to improve the community environment and infrastructure, loving village club could spread out positive messages to the mass which effectively help companies improve reputations.

    Government: with the help of the “love village club”, government could find suitable agents and personnel which enable communities to implement the desired improvement plan and utilize resources effectively. Finding right people to do right thing, increase efficiency, and decrease cost and risk.

    Local residents: “love village club” provides a opportunity to let them express their needs in a valid platform and get what they actually want.

    Local companies: “love village club” provides a platform for public relation management and promotion,reduce cost and obtain a natural “earned media” .

    NGO&other parties: saving money on investigation and communication with the help of loving village club

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    Contact Information

    HungSheng Cheng(郑宏胜), Planning institute Vice-President