We All Have The Same Smile.
At BCI, we’re dedicated to fostering positive change for Sabah’s indigenous communities and
environment. Through collaboration and expertise, we strive for a sustainable, brighter future for all.
Potential Meets Opportunity
Welcome to BC Initiative (BCI), where we passionately strive to unlock the potential of local communities and pave the way for a brighter future. As a heartfelt social enterprise based in Sabah, our focus lies in addressing the pressing social and environmental issues faced by our cherished clients, which include local communities and workers’ groups.
As proven experts in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) processes, we ensure that the rights and interests of local and indigenous communities are respected and protected. Our proficiency in FPIC has been demonstrated through successful collaborations with reputable organisations and clients.
Since our founding in 2011, we have embarked on numerous projects, such as developing community protocols for indigenous communities, fostering community engagement, championing sustainable practices in the oil palm industry through the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and bolstering local communities with socio-economic development initiatives. It brings us immense pride to have offered our services, free of charge, to underprivileged communities grappling with Native Customary Rights and land disputes.
At BCI, we are driven by the belief that by prioritising the needs of communities, safeguarding the environment, and upholding FPIC principles, we can catalyse enduring change that benefits one and all. Join us on our noble mission to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world for everyone, because every voice matters and every future counts.
Welcome to BC Initiative – welcome to the heart of change.
Years of Experience
We are a social enterprise
As a social enterprise, profit is not our primary motivation although revenue is essential for the sustainability of our programmes. It is this idea of sustainable revenue that differentiates us from traditional NGOs that rely on external funding. Our priority is to reinvest a percentage of all fees obtained from consultancies into our social programmes rather than fund payouts to shareholders. Our social enterprise is highly participatory with all stakeholders actively involved.
We are a social and environmental based organisation established in July 2011. With the primary focus on communities and their environment, we provide consultancy services to a wide range of clients in these areas:
- Design of Policies/Frameworks (Socio-economics, policy, culture, climate, health)
- Diagnostic Analysis (legal, policy institutional & governance)
- Awareness Development
- Facilitate engagement
Our Latest Posts
Bio-Community Self-Determination Protocol
ProjectBio-Community Self-Determination ProtocolYear/DurationCurrent ongoing projectClientFocus Groups/...
Task Force on Handling Human Rights Abuses
ProjectTask Force (Communities/Workers) on handling cases of human rights abuses in plantationsYear/Duration1 year, ongoingClientRSPOFocus Groups/...
ProjectFood Security CriteriaYear/DurationOngoingClientJBBM Melangkap ProtocolFocus Groups/ CommunitiesPlantation...
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