Representatives of Norilsk Nickel took part in the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai (COP 28) and spoke about the company’s programs to support local communities.
“In 2024, as part of the Norilsk Nickel's program to support the indigenous peoples of Taimyr, it is planned to build three cultural centers in the villages of Nosok, Volochanka, Kheta, purchase 15 apartments for orphans, and build a workshop for processing deer meat and fish in Dudinka,” said Alexander Shaburkin, the head of the analytical section of the Federal and Regional Programs Department of Norilsk Nickel on the sidelines of the conference.
Speaking to international officials and experts, the representative of Norilsk Nickel noted that over the four years of implementation of the program, 15 rural houses and 3 medical and obstetric centers with housing to accommodate doctors were built in the villages of Ust-Avam, Volochanka, and Ust-Port. The company constructed the Visitor Center in the village of Ust-Avam, while 11 schools in remote villages of Taimyr were provided with satellite connection and sets of computer and office equipment as part of the implementation of an Internet education system. 2 refrigeration units were supplied to store and transport deer, fish, and poultry meat.
International experts showed great interest in Norilsk Nickel’s experience in conducting the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) procedure in Tukhard.