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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

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

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

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).

Making consent work for quality investment in the extractive industries
Policy Brief

2013 - English - Moderate

Making consent work for quality investment i...

Buxton Abbi, Wilson Emma

This briefing note explains the importance of FPIC from the perspective of the extractive industry through attraction of responsible investors. FPIC can empower communities and promote sustainable development that would otherwise be undermined by fear, uncertainty, and debates over government/company responsibilities. FPIC also fulfills requirements of companies to meet their formal and legal obligations.

FPIC and the Extractive Industries: A guide to applying the spirit of FPIC to industrial projects

2013 - English - Moderate

FPIC and the Extractive Industries: A guide ...

Buxton Abbi, Wilson Emma

This manual discusses the relevance of ensuring Indigenous peoples right to FPIC to the policies and practices of the extractive industry, in addition to the responsibilities of government. The authors introduce the ‘spirit of FPIC’, to describe the key elements that must be included in an Indigenous community consultation framework including equal deliberation and consideration of everyone’s opinion. A framework for industry to implement FPIC is introduced.

Making FPIC - Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Work: Challenges and Prospects for Indigenous People

2007 - Multilingual - Moderate

Making FPIC - Free, Prior and Informed Conse...

Colchester Marcus, Farhan Ferrari Maurizio

Report developed by Forest Peoples Programme, which summarizes the progress made by Indigenous Peoples’ and organizations seeking to assess and apply the right of indigenous peoples ‘to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to actions that affect their lands, territories and natural resources’ (referred to as ‘the right to FPIC’). It is informed by field programmes, case studies, and indigenous peoples’ actual experiences which were also reviewed at a workshop in Indonesia in April 2007.

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