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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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Is free, prior and informed consent a form of corporate social responsibility?
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Technical

Is free, prior and informed consent a form o...

Rodhouse Toyah, Vanclay Frank


Organizations across the world are starting to include Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and human rights standards in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) documents. The authors of this article argue characteristics of CSR are not inherently well-matched with tenants of basic human rights and FPIC is often included in CSR documents to serve the role of preventing societal backlash against corporate actions.

Indigenous Consent and Natural Resource Extraction: Foundations for a Made-in-Canada Approach
Scientific Paper

2017 - English - Moderate

Indigenous Consent and Natural Resource Extr...

Papillon Martin, Rodon Thierry


Controversy over the interpretation of FPIC as a "veto" is a major roadblock to Canada's implementation of UNDRIP.

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Empowering Communities for People-Focused Conservation
Brief Summary

2014 - English - Moderate

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Empowerin...

Buppert Theresa, McKeehan Adrienne


This article published in the Harvard International Review, describes a collaborative project between Conservation International (CI) and an Indigenous Advisory Group based in Guyana to develop guidelines about what FPIC looks like and how it is applied. The three stages that were identified through this collaborative process are discussed including; gathering needed information for the FPIC project, collaborating with community members, and ensuring accountability to the community.

FPIC Flashcards
Infographic

2015 - English - Simple

FPIC Flashcards

Oxfam Australia


This short series of flashcards outlines the key steps indigenous communities can take to exercise their right to free, prior and informed consent.

Communities in the Driving Seat: A Manual on FPIC
Manual

This excellent plain language manual describes Free Prior and Informed Consent for Indigenous communities and provides 4 steps in the FPIC process: Community mobilization, Negotiation, Decision Making, Project Monitoring. The manual ends with a discussion of ways to get a fair deal between communities and companies.

Free Prior and Informed Consent: An Indigenous Peoples' Right and a Good Practice for Local Communities
Manual

2016 - English - Simple

Free Prior and Informed Consent: An Indigeno...

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Este manual sirve como una introducción al CLPI para organizaciones que se acercan por primera vez a este concepto. Entrega una visión general del CLPI y de cómo aplicarlo en organizaciones de una manera consistente.

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