Fundação Renova

4 – Quality of life of other peoples and traditional communities

Objective of the program

To hire an independent consultant for performing a thorough study of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts on the traditional communities, particularly the Quilombo community of Vila de Santa Efigenia, in Mariana.

Progress of Program

Quilombolas
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible people in Degredo - 178 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community - 15 liters per person per day between 7/1/2020 and 7/31/2020 (275,960 liters in total).
• Sent the consolidated Degredo Supplementary Environmental Studies to the Technical Board CT-IPCT and CIF.
Placer Miners
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible placer miners - 209 primary beneficiaries from the Communities of Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce.

Quilombola Community
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to those eligible from Degredo
- 178 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community of Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day, from 3/21/2020 to 4/20/2020 (251,440 liters in total).
Placer Miners
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible placer miners
- 209 primary beneficiaries of the Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce Communities.

Quilombolas
• Emergency Financial Aid payments were made to eligible individuals from Degredo
- 179 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Mineral water was distributed to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day, from April 22, 2020 to May 20, 2020 (totaling 266,800 liters).
• The Degredo Association of Fishermen and Extractivists and Quilombo Remnants was contracted as Technical Advisors at the Degredo Community.
Placer Miners
• Emergency Financial Aid payments were made to eligible placer miners:
- 209 primary beneficiaries of the Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Doce River Communities.

Quilombolas
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to those eligible from Degredo:
- 179 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day, from 3/21/2020 to 4/20/2020 (total of 271,900 liters).
• Finalization of an agreement proposal for the Association of Fishers, Extractivists and Remnants of the Degredo Quilombo (Asperqd) to receive technical assistance in the community of Degredo.
Placer Miners
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible placer miners:
- 209 primary beneficiaries of the Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce Communities.

Quilombolas
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to those eligible from Degredo
- 179 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day, from 03/01/2020 to 03/31/2020 (total of 270,180 liters).
Placer Miners
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible placer miners
- 209 primary beneficiaries of the Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce Communities.

Quilombolas
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible people in Degredo - 179 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day, from 02/01/2020 to 02/29/2020, totaling 250,060 liters.
• Finalization of the field survey of the hydrogeological study in Degredo.
• Organization of the ComeSee event: Quilombola traditions, with summer break activities for children, teenagers, youth and adults.
• Statement by the Renova Foundation on the details of the Basic Environmental Quilombola Plan.
Placer Miners
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible placer miners
- 209 primary beneficiaries of the Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce Communities.

Quilombolas
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible persons from Degredo
179 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community of Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community
- 15 liters per person per day.
• Continuity of well drilling works, flow tests and water quality tests for the elaboration of the water supply system project.
Placer Miners
• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible placer miners
- 210 primary beneficiaries of the Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce Communities.

Quilombolas
Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible families from Degredo - 179 families from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
Mineral water distribution to the Degredo Community - 15 liters per person per day.
Public consultation and approval, with amendments, of the Basic Environmental Plan for the Remaining Quilombola Community of Degredo.
Renova Foundation's comments on the Quilombola Basic Environmental Plan - Action and Business Plan - delivered by the consultancy firm.
The implementation of structuring actions, as an exit strategy for emergency actions in the Remaining Community of the Degredo Quilombo, has not been completed. Cause: The Quilombola Basic Environmental Plan (QBEP) was delivered by the consultancy firm on November 15, 2019, without validation by the community and there is a need for a series of institutional and community dialogues to validate the conceptual design of the Water Supply System. Countermeasure: Validate the QBEP with the community in January 2020.
Placer Miners
The mapping of traditional communities has not been completed. Cause: When planning was carried out in 2018, the scope of work was smaller than effectively identified in 2019. Countermeasure: Renegotiate the deadlines with the consultancy firm and monitor the preparation, with a deadline for June 2020.
Review of the program definition and the collective construction, to identify the damage matrix and the indemnity process, was not completed. Cause: The Interfederative Committee (CIF) disregarded the initial methodology presented by the Renova Foundation for the definition of programs, publishing Resolution 302, determining a meeting between the Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX), Renova and Technical Boards for definition of the program review methodology. Countermeasure: Agree on a schedule for the execution of 3 workshops per traditional group. Finish review of the scope of the program with the other agents involved, with completion scheduled for July 2020.
The implementation of actions to strengthen the health of the indigenous population, the initiation of the implementation of projects focused on traditions and actions of environmental recovery and protection, and the sustainable development of the impacted territories through the resumption of economic activities have not been completed. Cause: Awaiting the validation of the QBEP action and business plans that will determine the projects in the areas of traditions, environmental recovery and protection, sustainable development and economy. Countermeasure: Evaluate and present the plans for the community in January 2020.

• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible families of Degredo:
- 179 families from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day.
• Finalization of details of the Quilombola Degredo Basic Environmental Plan by the consulting agency.
• Compliance with Resolution 281 - Item 3, which determines the submission of the final version of the Quilombola Basic Environmental Plan (PBAQ), the schedule and the Action and Business Plans to the Technical Board of Indigenous Peoples and Peoples of Traditional Communities (CT-IPCT) within 120 days.
• The field survey phase for the registration of water sampling points for the Hydrogeological Study was not completed. Cause: The community has requested a temporary halt to this survey and it has not been defined how the community representative, who will accompany the survey, will be paid per diem. Countermeasure: Meet with the community to request the continuation of the study and verify the correct payment process for the community representative in December 2019.

• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible families of Degredo:
- 179 families from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day.
• The field survey phase for the registration of water sample collection points for the Hydrogeological Study has not been completed as the community has requested a temporary halt to this survey.

• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to eligible families of Degredo:
- 179 families from the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day.
• Update of the deadline of resolution 281, which determines the submission of the execution schedule of the Quilombola Basic Environmental Plan (PBAQ) to Technical Board CT-IPCT within 120 days, already duly accompanied by the Action and Business Plans and the final version of the PBAQ. The community accepted the deadline extension, meaning the plan should be presented by Nov/19.
• The field survey phase for the registration of collection points and water sampling for the Hydrogeological Study has not been completed as the community has requested a temporary halt to this survey.

• Payment of Emergency Financial Aid to beneficiaries of eligible Degredo families (179 beneficiaries of the Quilombola Community Degredo).
• In compliance with Resolution 161 - Item 2: “Requires the Renova Foundation to make a retroactive payment of the Emergency Aid in a single installment to all beneficiary families to receive Emergency Aid in CRQ-Degredo, to be effective in July 2018”.
• Issuance of report of the third cycle of activities of the Other Traditional Communities Mapping Study.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Degredo Community:
- 15 liters per person per day.
• Approval of the addendum for the detailing of the Basic Environmental Plan (PBA) for the Degredo Community.
• Submission of the conceptual design of Degredo water supply system.
• Meeting with public institutions and the Degredo Residents Committee to present and approve the conceptual design of the water supply system.
• Sampling at water collection points continues for the hydrogeological study of the Doce River Basin and Degredo coastal zone.
• The field survey phase (registration of water sampling and collection points) of the hydrogeological study has not been completed. The company MDGEO, together with Renova representatives, chose to carry out water sampling with only one team to minimize the impacts in the Degredo Community.

• Payment of Financial Aid to primary beneficiaries:
- 176 primary beneficiaries of the Quilombola Community Degredo.
• Increased distribution of Mineral Water to the Degredo Community - 15 Liters per person per day.
• Planned for July 2019 was the conclusion of the field survey phase of the hydrogeological study in the Doce River Basin and coastal zone related to the water quality assessment in the Degredo Community. However, this phase was postponed to the end of August 2019 because the Degredo Community demanded new water sample collections.
• Planned for July 2019 was the negotiation and approval of the consultancy contract addendum to carry out the Detailing of the Basic Environmental Plan (“PBA”) for the Degredo Community. However, this phase was postponed to the second half of August due to a delay in the negotiation phase.
• Scheduled for July 2019 was the completion of the conceptual project of the Autonomous Water Sanitation Service (SAAE) of Degredo. However, this phase was postponed to September due to delays in the technical visit and the supplier's technical and commercial proposal.

• Payment of Financial Aid to primary beneficiaries:
- 176 primary beneficiaries of the Quilombola Community of Degredo;
• Distribution of mineral water to the Community of Degredo:
- 5 liters per person per day.
• Receipt of the final report of the Degredo complementary study and distribution to other areas.
• Planned for June 2019 was the completion of the field survey phase of the hydrogeological study of the Doce River Basin and coastal zone related to the assessment of the water in the community of Degredo. However, this step was postponed to end July 2019 due to demands of the community for new water sample collections.

• Payment of Financial Aid to primary beneficiaries:
- 176 primary beneficiaries of the Quilombola Community of Degredo;
- 107 primary beneficiary placer miners from Rio Doce;
- 105 primary beneficiary placer miners from Santa Cruz do Escalvado.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Community of Degredo:
- 5 liters per person per day.
• Completion of the planning of the participatory process for definition of the program of the Community of Degredo. Working Groups were created to review each phase of the process. The completion of this delivery will take place on 10/22/2019, when the Degredo Community will be consulted to validate the definition of the program.

• Payment of Financial Aid to primary beneficiaries:
179 primary beneficiaries from the Quilombola Community of Degredo;
107 primary beneficiary placer miners from Rio Doce;
105 primary beneficiary placer miners from Santa Cruz do Escalvado.
• Distribution of mineral water to the Community of Degredo:
5 liters per person per day.

A workshop was held on the rights of Traditional Peoples and Communities in the municipality of Barra Longa by the independent team (FUNDEP) of the Traditional Communities Mapping Study.
The Foundation made a payment to five beneficiaries for their dependents, whose information was received in February. It also made a retroactive payment for a regularized case.

The water collected in the wells used to supply the population in Degredo was analyzed, and the raw data were sent to the Technical Board of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Communities (CT-IPCT).
In accordance with fulfillment of CIF resolution 161, the Financial Aid of a primary beneficiary, who delivered the documents for payment, was regularized. That same month, dependents born after July 2018 of six primary beneficiaries of Financial Aid were inserted.
The revised report of the Quilombola Component Study (ECQ) of the Degredo community was completed by the independent consulting firm.
Public consultation and approval, with amendments, of the Basic Environmental Plan for the Degredo Quilombo.
The FUNDEP/UFMG team of the Traditional Communities Mapping Study carried out workshops on Rights of Traditional Peoples and Communities in the municipality of Ponte Nova (Xopoto).
The documentary "I Am Degredo”, filmed on the day of the cultural action in Degredo, was screened.
The workshops carried out in the framework of the Traditional Peoples and Communities Mapping Study are part of an important stage for the mapping, as it informs local residents about the rights of traditional peoples and communities in Brazil.
The PBAQ, approved by the Quilombola community of Degredo, is an important landmark because it symbolizes the beginning of structuring actions in this community.
The Renova Foundation complies with the agreements signed with the Traditional Communities already identified as in scope of the TTAC and maintains relationships with the commissions of affected parties, technical advisory bodies and those affected, in order to handle the requests and needs of the territories appropriately.

Initiation of workshops on the rights of traditional peoples and communities in the municipalities of Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado, under the responsibility of the Traditional Communities Mapping Study. In addition, the study team held meetings with the technical advisory bodies of Mariana and Barra Longa to define the next workshops with the traditional peoples of these towns.
Meetings were held with the committees of affected parties of the municipalities of Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado with the purpose of presenting the position of the Renova Foundation on the self-recognition works carried out in the year 2018 by the committees.
Water samples continue to be collected in the artesian wells of the residents of the Degredo Quilombo for analysis in accordance to the ordinance PRC 05.
A meeting was held in Linhares (ES) between boards with the objective to discuss the structuring and compensatory actions for water supply for the Degredo Quilombo.

The supplement to the process of collective self-recognition of the placer miners of the municipality of Rio Doce was received for internal evaluation.
Presentation of the Basic Environmental Plan for the community of the Degredo Quilombo.
Collection of raw water in 109 residences for analysis in accordance to the ordinance PRC 05 in the Degredo Quilombo.
The final document of the Degredo Communication Plan that includes the changes requested by the Technical Board CT-IPCT was filed.
Addendum to the Traditional Communities Mapping Study. The addendum excludes the position of technical coordinator, replacing it for the contracting of three level III scholarship holders, one level II scholarship holder and two professionals for data processing - one referring to cartographic data and another one for quantitative data.

Initiation of the study to map the Traditional Communities in Mariana, Barra Longa, Ponte Nova, Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce.
A new list of affected people was received, corresponding to the placer miners, to be evaluated by the following areas: PIM/Emergency Financial Aid, Traditional People, Registration, Land Management and Legal.
In the Quilombola community of Degredo, thematic workshops were held to create the customer service lines related to the Quilombola Basic Environmental Plan (PBAQ).

A study was contracted to Map the Traditional Communities in Mariana, Barra Longa, Ponte Nova, Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce.

Regulated the payment of the emergency financial aid to 12 people whose documentation was pending. The purpose of this action is to continue compliance with CIF resolution 161.

A workshop was held to continue the actions of the communication plan of the Remaining Quilombola Community (CRQ) of Degredo. Residents of the community were present; Quilombolas and non-Quilombolas.

The independent consulting firm collected complementary samples of ichthyofauna, water, soil and sediment between 09/04/18 and 09/06/2018. Members of the community and the State Institute for Environment and Water Resources (IEMA) of Espirito Santo were present during the sample collection.

A meeting was held with the Federal Prosecution Service to continue the communication with the placer miners from Rio Doce and Santa Cruz Escalvado and to clarify the contracting of the study to map the Traditional Communities in Mariana, Barra Longa, Ponte Nova, Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce.

Together with the local residents committee, a total of 173 residences were surveyed in the Remaining Quilombola Community (CRQ) of Degredo, totaling 630 people, for receiving bottled drinking water, as per CIF resolution 161. The distribution of drinking water to the families began on August 31.

Five people were included to receive emergency financial aid in the CRQ of Degredo, in compliance with CIF resolution 161.

A workshop was held to construct the communication plan for the CRQ of Degredo in the community. Residents of the community were present; Quilombolas and non-Quilombolas. The purpose of the workshop was to "identify the topics and needs for communication" and also the "means and formats of communication".

The following were approved: the CIF deliberation for regularization of payments and registration of Quilombo residents and placer miners, internal procedures for the implementation of the FUNDEP-FR partnership recommended by the Prosecution Service (Compliance/Legal/APRO) and the CIF's deliberation to supply water to the Quilombos.

The work plan was received that involves the mapping project for traditional peoples with FUNDEP.

The Renova Foundation, at the request of the Technical Board of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Communities, organized an hearing of this Board, together with the impacted people of Linhares.

In Degredo, information was collected on the needs of the community to propose structured solutions for the drinking water supply.

A Working Group was held with the Quilombola Commission of the Remaining Community of Degredo.

The Coordination of the studies for mapping the traditional peoples and communities requested the Federal Prosecution Service to analyze the proposed work plan.

A counterproposal was sent to the Remaining Community of Degredo in response to the request for supplying drinking water.

On June 22nd, the Preliminary Emergency Plan for the Remaining Community of Degredo was presented to the Technical Board of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Communities.

Adjustments were made to the work plan from the Traditional Community Mapping Project. These changes were requested by the Technical Board of Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Communities.

The team also promoted a working group with the remaining quilombola community Degredo to address issues related to the project for cultural recovery in the community.

The conditions of the agreement signed between the Development and Research Foundation, UFMG and the Renova Foundation, were aligned to contract the Study that Maps Traditional Communities from Mariana to Candonga.

The remaining community of Quilombo de Degredo validated the Study of the Quilombola Component.
The flow was established for contracting the Study to map the traditional communities from Mariana to Santa Cruz do Escalvado, in Minas Gerais. This flow was defined through a process shared between the Federal Prosecution Service (MPF) and the Renova Foundation.

The Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP) issued a favorable opinion on the Quilombola Component Study. The Technical Board of Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Communities (CTIPCT) endorsed the opinion of the FCP and gave explanations about the validation process of the Study with the community in a consultation process.

In Rio Doce (MG), there was an assembly to select the technical advisory body that will represent the interests of the placer miners affected in the municipalities Rio Doce, Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Ponte Nova, in Minas Gerais. Members of the Federal and State Prosecution Service of Minas Gerais were present at the meeting.

The team of the Program for the Recovery of the Recovery of the Quality of Life of other Peoples and Traditional Communities was invited to participate in the meeting with the Technical Board of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Peoples and Communities. At the meeting matters were addressed related to indigenous peoples, Quilombola peoples, placer miners and artisanal fishermen impacted by the dam collapse.

Focused on the promotion and appreciation of culture, a working group was held in the Remaining Community of the Quilombo Degredo. Support was provided regarding the demands of the community and clarifications were given on the next steps of the Quilombola Component Study (ECQ).

Also, in January, advanced indemnities were paid to 213 placer miners from the municipalities of Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado in Minas Gerais.

Two Working Groups were held in the Remaining Community of the Degredo Quilombo focused on promoting and enhancing culture, associated with income generation within the community. The groups presented to the Quilombola commission questions related to the time frames of the Study of the Quilombola Component and emergency aid.

In December, an emergency transfer was made to 213 placer miners of the municipalities of Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado in Minas Gerais, after a collective recognition process carried out by the groups themselves. The amount that was transferred is a minimum wage, plus 20% for dependents and a DIEESE basic food basket, retroactively to November 5, 2015.

The Prosecution Service of the State of Minas Gerais submitted a proposal for the study project to map and survey the impacts on the traditional communities of Mariana to Santa Cruz do Escalvado (MG).

The final version of the definition of the Program for the Recovery of the Quality of Life of Other Peoples and Traditional Communities was submitted to the Interfederative Committee (CIF).

The working groups that came together in the Remaining Community of the Degredo Quilombo in November, submitted to the Quilombola commission the results of the water monitoring carried out by the Renova Foundation at collection points determined by the community. After completing fieldwork, the Study of the Quilombola Component was developed by the independent consulting firm Herkenhoff & Prates and submitted for analysis and validation to the Palmares Cultural Foundation.

The Renova Foundation presented a service proposal to the placer miners of the municipalities of Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado (MG), aiming to mitigate the impacts arising from the interruption of their economic activity. This was approved in a meeting. 213 placer miners will be served with urgency, receiving a minimum monthly wage plus 20% per dependent and a basic food basket according to the Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE). Also proposed by the Renova Foundation was the indemnity anticipation of R$10,000 per individual.

A Working Group was held in the Quilombo Community of Degredo focused on promoting and enhancing culture, associated with income generation in the community.

In addition, the Renova Foundation participated in a meeting of the Technical Board of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Communities to discuss the emergency aid model with these peoples and shared responsibility with the Technical Board of Social Organization with respect to artisanal fishing practiced by them.

In a meeting with the Prosecution Service and affected parties, Renova presented a Transitory Action Plan for emergency attendance and mitigation of impacts to placer miners of Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado (MG).

The consolidated preliminary version of the definition of the Recovery of the Quality of Life of Other Peoples and Traditional Communities Program was finalized, and the field activities of the Quilombola Component Study were completed, with the submission of the reports for the physiographic and biotic characterization of the Quilombola territory.

Initiation of participatory water monitoring, foreseen in the Preliminary Assistance Plan, in the remaining community of Quilombo de Degredo (ES).
The delivery of basic food baskets to the 50 placer miner families continues in the municipalities of Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado, in Minas Gerais.

The first formal institutional meeting was held with the Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP), in order to establish a schedule of meetings between institutions and, thus, to deepen and strengthen this relationship.

The emergency payment of a minimum wage was processed, plus 20% per dependent, which includes a spouse, in addition to the value of a basic food basket according the Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE) for 128 families in the Quilombola community of Degredo (ES). The cards for receiving the payment were delivered by community leaders as to cause the least possible impact on the community. The value of the payment was defined in the working group formed by community leaders, following the same standards used for the payment to the fishermen of Degredo.

The first Technical Board meeting of Indigenous Communities and Traditional Peoples was held. The emergency assistance plan that was constructed together with the community during the working groups was presented.

An independent study of the Quilombola component was started with the first field activity, which seeks the geographical delimitation of the constructed territory based on the community. In addition, a proposal was received from the community that proposes the participation of Quilombola representatives in the team contracted by the independent consulting firm, which is forwarding the plea and, in August, will implement this working format.

Quilombolas
Two technical visits were made to the community of Degredo: the first one to collect all the necessary documentation for the process of granting emergency aid to the Quilombola families and to follow up on the developments in the community since the beginning of this process; the second technical visit was also focused on following up on the referred assistance together with the leaders.

Placer Miners
The Santa Cruz do Escalvado (MG) community of placer miners participated in two working groups with the presence of the Renova Foundation. In the first meeting, the placer miners defined their understanding of artisanal mining. Based on this meeting, working groups were formed, without the presence of the Renova Foundation, to gather the names of the placer miners and to indicate the working locations in the river and the description of how artisanal mining activities are practiced in the region. At the end of the month, the placer miners of Santa Cruz do Escalvado participated again in a working group with the presence of the Renova Foundation to proceed with the delivery of information on the compiled self-recognition process.

The Doce River (MG) placer miners community opted for the creation of Working Groups to define the criteria for self-recognition without the presence of the Renova Foundation and with the support of technical advisory body contracted by the Rio Doce Municipal Government. The Renova Foundation continues with the provision of basic food baskets to families impacted by food vulnerability and performs individualized consultations to seek social solutions within its limits of performance.

The technical team of the Coordination of Social Inclusion and Mobilization (CIMOS), the Ponte Nova District Attorney's Office and the expert professor appointed by the Prosecution Service to carry out the mapping, met for the identification and recognition of the placer miners in the area covered by the event. The objective of the meeting was to present the emergency measures being developed by the Renova Foundation with the placer miners in Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado.

The actions outlined in the Working Plan, which will guide the Study of the Quilombola Component, were initiated according to the program defined by the Term of Reference. The Plan was validated in May by the Palmares Cultural Foundation and the Remaining Quilombola Community of Degrado. Also in this community was formed a working group dedicated to the construction of the Emergency Assistance Plan to start temporary financial aid.

Furthermore, the program created a working group responsible for developing the Emergency Assistance Plan for the Rio Doce (MG) and Santa Cruz do Escalvado (MG) placer miners, which aims to serve, through self-identification - according to ILO Convention 169 -, households eligible for temporary financial aid.

Working groups were set up with the artisanal and placer miners of Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce (MG) to establish criteria to identify those impacted, through self-declaration, in order to proceed with emergency assistance.

Two collective meetings and two sessions of the working group were held with those impacted and representatives of the Rio Doce municipality and the Movement for Parties Affected by Dams (MAB).

For the people of the Quilombos there was a meeting to follow up on the pending actions, with the participation of representatives of the Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP) and the Civil Office. Based on this, the working group held a meeting, with the objective of establishing criteria for initiating emergency assistance.

The Working Plan for studying the socio-environmental impacts on the Degredo community was presented, as foreseen in the Term of Reference issued by the Palmares Cultural Foundation. The Plan was approved, according to the deadlines set in the Term of Reference.

In April, a Work Plan was registered with the Interfederative Committee (CIF) to carry out a study of environmental and socioeconomic impacts on traditional communities, to be carried out by the independent consultancy Herkenhoff & Prates.

On April 17 and 18, in Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado, respectively, the emergency aid model was presented, which should be executed and validated by the working groups, created to generate a routine of dialogue able to guide the emergency aid and mediated indemnification.

A meeting was held with the artisan miners of Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Rio Doce, in Minas Gerais, for definition of the routine of dialogue and discussion of the restoration actions.

The Renova Foundation is awaiting a detailed technical proposal by the consultant recommended by the Federal Prosecution Service (MPF) on the mapping of placer miners in Mariana, Rio Doce and Santa Cruz do Escalvado (MG). Moreover, the contracting of a consulting firm for the implementation of the Impact Study for the Quilombola community of Degredo (ES), is in competitive process.

The Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP) released the Terms of Reference for the impact and definition study of the Basic Environmental Plan (PBA) for the Quilombo community Degredo (ES). The institution informed by an official letter that, to date, one quilombo community was hit along the impacted area. Finally, a meeting was requested with the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office to discuss the progress of the validation process for the recognition of the placer miners as traditional by the State Committee of Traditional Peoples of Minas Gerais (MG).

An in-person meeting was held with members of the Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP) in Brasilia to discuss the results of the technical visits so far, and conversations on the agreement related to the release of the Term of Reference for the Quilombo (black towns) studies.

During this period, in partnership with the Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP), consultation visits took place in several Quilombo communities, namely Degredo in Linhares (ES); Bernardos in Raul Soares (MG); and Vila de Santa Efigenia and surrounding districts in Mariana (MG).

The return of the Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP) was received in relation to the survey, which will be held in November, in three Quilombo communities: Vila Santa Efigênia, in Mariana (MG); Bernardos, in Raul Soares (MG); and Exile, in Linhares (ES).

A meeting was held with the Palmares Cultural Foundation (FCP) to present the gathered information related to the location and characteristics of the Quilombo community Santa Efigenia and the points requested for the review of the Term of Reference.


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