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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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Development Alternatives in Bolivia: The Impulse, the Resistance, and the Restoration
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Development Alternatives in Bolivia: The Imp...

Gudynas Eduardo


This article looks at Buen Vivir in Bolivia in its recent political context.

FSC guidelines for the implementation of the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)
Manual

2012 - Multilingual - Moderate

FSC guidelines for the implementation of the...

Forest Stewardship Council


Guide developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, which provides an overview of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent process, it provides a definition of FPIC, of each one of the elements, and an extensive detailed explanation of how to conduct 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.

In this document the learnings from the collaborative project "on consultation and consent". It summarizes the issues brought up by multiple Indigenous Peoples that participated in the process. It highlights the importance of the themes of land titling, acknowledgement of ancestral lands, and the resistance to government and industry pressures.

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos mineros y energéticos
Manual

2012 - Español - Moderate

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos miner...

Herrera Federico, Jimeno Santoyo Gladys, Sánchez Walter et al.


This guide provides information specific for Colombian Indigenous groups. It mentions the specific legislation within the country supporting their rights. It also makes reference to FPIC. It provides relevant information as to the allies within the region.

ON AIR - Spreading the word about the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
News Article

2013 - English - Simple

ON AIR - Spreading the word about the right ...

Barcarse Kaimana


This article describes a series of radio programs being produced by Cultural Survival, to share knowledge about the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Indigenous communities. UNDRIP and FPIC are significant international policies, but their benefit is only realized when they are applied by Indigenous peoples. Greater information sharing about Indigenous rights is therefore necessary.

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