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[PDF] Ombudsman Assessment Report regarding Community and Civil Society concerns in relation to the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project in Chad

Author: Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) for the International Finance Corporation and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Published on: 1 October 2012

The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent accountability mechanism for the...IFC...MIGA...the private sector arms of the World Bank Group...In October 2011, Groupe de Recherches Alternatives et de Monitoring du Projet Pétrole Tchad-Cameroun...[and] other organizations...filed a complaint to the CAO on behalf of local farmers and other community members affected by the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project...[The] complainants and...Esso Exploration and Production Chad Inc, an ExxonMobil subsidiary [& other companies involved]...have agreed to participate in a voluntary dispute resolution process. This Assessment Report provides an overview..., including a description of the project, the complaint...and next steps...[C]oncerns raised relate to...issues...including poverty exacerbation, land pressure and loss of livelihood, land and water pollution, inadequate compensation, and the lack of adequate monitoring...The purpose of this CAO assessment is to clarify the issues and concerns raised by the Complainants, to gather information on how other stakeholders see the situation...and to confirm whether the Complainants and ESSO are willing to engage in a dispute resolution process. [also refers to Esso Pipeline Investments, TOTCO (Tchad Oil Transportation Company, joint venture Govt. of Chad, ExxonMobil, Petronas, Chevron)]

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Related companies: Chevron Esso (part of ExxonMobil) ExxonMobil Petronas