Translantic Development Limited (TDL) is a leading provider of environmental, social, health, safety, risk, and sustainability consulting related services with a focus on social performance. Our team has over 15 years collective experience with a multidisciplinary, yet, focused approach to managing and mitigating social challenges in line with international standards (WB EHSG, IFCPS, EPFIs, EBRD, ICMM, etc.), national laws and having a strong respect for local/cultural contents.
A brief about our team of consultants:
- Experienced in managing land negotiation, acquisition, resettlement planning and livelihoods restoration for development projects that meet IFC PS, World Bank Safeguard Policies, AfDB, EPFIs’ requirements and other international best practices and local/national laws.
- Global, multi-disciplinary teams with expertise and local language knowledge of project areas and location.
- In-depth knowledge of social risks and impacts associated with solar, power, oil & gas, mining, wind farm, and other infrastructural projects in developing countries across the African continent.
- Strong client focus and proven track record of delivering cost-effective solutions with consistent quality.
C.E.O / Managing Consultant: Dr. Bankole Allibay
Dr. Bankole Allibay is an Environmental Social and Governance consultant with knowledge and experience in providing a range of end-to-end social sustainability related solutions. Over the last fifteen years, he has
specialised in project life-cycle impact analyses and management, with a focus on multiple stakeholder engagement, participatory development, grievance redress and conflict resolution, land access and involuntary resettlement, livelihood restoration, capacity building, land policies development,
socialsafeguard compliance and projectimplementation in line with best practices. Bankole supports investors to upgrade their E&S portfolio to meet international best practice requirements, essentially on the issues of participation and citizenship engagements, land access and involuntary resettlement. He has an in-depth knowledge of international best practices and financing requirements, including the World Bank Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines (EHSG), World Bank Environmental and Social Standard (WB ESS), International Financial Corporation Performance Standards (IFC-PS 2012), African Development Banks Integrated Safeguards System (AfBD ISS), International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM), Equator
Principles III (EPIII), Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuel Production ((RSB), The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – Environmental and Social Policy, 2014, United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI) and ISO 9000 and 2600, as well as relevant sustainability laws across African countries. He has worked extensively in the various sectors including Mining, Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Agriculture industries and so on. Recently Bankole led the Land Access and Resettlement Team for the West African Power Pool – Ghana – Burkina Faso Project; worked as a Senior Land Access and Involuntary Resettlement Consultant on the Post Conflict Reconstruction of Mount Coffee Hydro-Power Project in Liberia for the Millennium Challenge Corporation and as an International Safeguards Consultant for the World Bank Group Ghana CMU – Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Bankole is also the Social Performance Lead at Translantic Development Limited (TDL), where he oversees the end-to-end social impact life-cycle on projects and manage the activities of all other multidisciplinary consultants. Bankole manage teams of multidisciplinaryconsultants across Europe (UK, France Germany) and essentially Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia etc. Importantly, he has extensive experience working directly with communities across Africa. Bankole holds a Doctorate Degree in Social Performance from Middlesex University in London. He is a Certified Process Analyst, and a project manager with strong ‘can do’ attitude and excellent team management skills.
Dr. Allibay is a member of Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in London, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA, UK) and International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA).