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This website provides information and resources on FPIC as a tool of self-determination to assist communities in decision making. We have selected articles, tool kits, videos, voice messages, and community stories about FPIC and consultation.

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Towards consent: Case Studies and Perspectives on Collaboration Agreements between Companies and Communities in Forest Landscapes
Report

2014 - Español - Moderate

Towards consent: Case Studies and Perspectiv...

Hite Kristen


This publication seeks to offer insights on the process and substance for developing collaborative agreements between industry, government, and indigenous peoples regarding forest landscapes. Following an overview of the legal and political context including FPIC, a series of case studies offers examples of companies and communities engaging on matters involving forest land use amid varying national tenure regimes

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Making FPIC work for forests and peoples
Report

2010 - Multilingual - Moderate

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Making FPI...

Colchester Marcus


This scoping review provides comprehensive information regarding Indigenous Peoples’ right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), as it is currently represented in academic literature and community practice. The review highlights the legal foundations, practical implications, and outcomes of FPIC, attending to the conflicts and challenges that emerge between the different viewpoints of various stakeholders.

Respecting free, prior and informed consent
Manual

This document is a technical guide about Free Prior and Informed Consent. Best practices are listed for government organizations to respect FPIC, and for the NGO's, Indigenous groups and private investors can all follow their responsibilities within the FPIC model. Report created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

This report showcases a Participatory Action Research project that lasted 26 months. It reports on Corporate Social Responsibility tools that companies and governments promote to ensure good corporate behaviour. The report looks at the extent to which CSRs respect human and ethnic rights in theory and practice. Recommendations are given for ways to strengthen current approaches and frameworks. Issues are presented through a variety of perspectives.

Beyond Growth and Development: Buen Vivir as an Alternative to Current Paradigms
Scientific Paper

2013 - English - Moderate

Beyond Growth and Development: Buen Vivir as...

Monni Salvatore, Pallotino Massimo


The aim of this paper is to investigate to what extent buen vivir ("good life"), Latin America’s new concept for collective well being, can be considered a way forward beyond current paradigms related to economic growth, development, ideology and state building.

Conflicting Paths to Wellbeing: Raramuri and Mestizo Inter-Ethnic Relations in Northern Mexico
Essay

2013 - English - Moderate

Conflicting Paths to Wellbeing: Raramuri and...

Gonzalez Juan


The dissertation focuses on the case of the Raramuri indigenous people of Northern Mexico, and uses detailed ethnographic evidence to explore how discourses of wellbeing are constructed by the Raramuri people in their daily interactions with the non-indigenous population and how power asymmetries between these groups form and persist.

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