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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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Reporte de la Conferencia el Desarrollo del Cuarto  Mundo y el Foro de Recurso Gobernanza
Report

Report from the conference "Rise of the Fourth World" and a forum on resources and governance. In the conference there was participation from Indigenous leaders and representatives and it was held at the Basillie School for International Affairs.

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Manual

2013 - Multilingual - Moderate

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and ...

Conservation International, Buppert Theresa, McKeehan Adrienne


This guide was developed by Conservation International (CI), in order to provide clear guidelines for implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent effectively. It clearly defines acronyms, key words, background information, benefits of following FPIC, and a description for adopting the process in each step of the process.

Development for a postneoliberal era? Sumak kawsay, living well and the limits to decolonisation in Ecuador
Scientific Paper

2012 - English - Advanced

Development for a postneoliberal era? Sumak ...

Radcliffe Sarah


Through a detailed examination of the origins and application of one development model, this article examines the constraints on and limits to postneoliberal development in terms of state-civil society relations and as a form of postcolonial governmentality.

Good Life as a Social Movement Proposal for Natural Resource Use: The Indigenous Movement in Ecuador
Scientific Paper

2013 - English - Moderate

Good Life as a Social Movement Proposal for ...

Altmann Philipp


The Ecuadorian indigenous movement has developed the concept of Good Life (Sumak Kawsay or Buen Vivir) as a conceptual weapon in order to defend the territories of indigenous nationalities as the movement itself defines them.

Ecuador’s “Buen Vivir” Revolution
News Article

2011 - English - Moderate

Ecuador’s “Buen Vivir” Revolution

Correa Rafael


This article is an interview with Rafael Correa, ex-president of Ecuador, where he comments on the goals of Buen Vivir across the country.

Pachakuti: Indigenous Perspectives, Buen Vivir, Sumaq Kawsay and Degrowth
Scientific Paper

2011 - English - Technical

Pachakuti: Indigenous Perspectives, Buen Viv...

Thomson Bob


Bob Thomson argues that understanding the limits to growth for our finite planet is slowly gaining currency due to the (mostly) European sustainable degrowth ‘movement’ and a plurinational Latin American cosmovision which is largely indigenous but also criollo.

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