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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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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.

Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or beyond Sustainable Development?
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Technical

Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or bey...

Beling Adrian, Vanhulst Julien


This paper sets out to review the content of Buen vivir (‘good living’) as an emergent discourse, reflecting on its genesis and contributions to the sustainability debate, as well as on incipient attempts at its institutionalization.

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.

Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples
Video & Podcast

This community-friendly animation video explains the concepts and mechanisms of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) through a story of interaction between indigenous peoples and people requesting their consent for new development. FPIC is a continual process that involves mutual respect and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making on matters affecting them.

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our Future
Report

2015 - English - Moderate

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our F...

Stankovitch Mara


This comprehensive report of the global conference on community participatory mapping in Indigenous peoples' territories showcases how to use maps to assert rights to Indigenous lands, territories, and resources. Maps are also presented as a tool for the sustainable management of resources, monitoring, for governance, and as a research methodology.

Included or Excluded: An Analysis of the Application of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Principles in Land Grabbing Cases in Cameroon
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Included or Excluded: An Analysis of the App...

Ashukem Jean Claude N.


Focusing on Cameroon, this article examines instances of land grabbing in the country, with a focus on the application of the principle of FPIC. The arguments in the article are inspired by international law in which the application of the principle in the context of land grabbing serves not only to protect the rights and interests of indigenous people but is also conducive to fostering and reinforcing the land governance regime of host countries involved in such deals.

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