Knowledge is Power

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

Indigenous Peoples Communities of African Descent Extractive Industries

This report documents the various industrial projects being conducted in Latin America with minimal supervision and ownership in the protection of Indigenous lands.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada A summary of key issues lessons and case studies towards practical guidance for developers and Aboriginal communities

The Boreal Leadership Council recognizes that responsible development of natural resources within Canada’s boreal region needs to integrate the principle of FPIC of Aboriginal peoples who inhabit the region. This report summarizes findings and suggest solutions-based dialogue by those interested in implementing FPIC processes.

A training manual on advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills for indigenous peoples in climate change and REDD+

This report presents the definition and scope of advocacy and lobbying and why UNDRIP is important for these actions. Ways that Indigenous Peoples can engage in decision-making processes, what information is needed to make decisions related to climate change, and skills to plan advocacy campaigns are presented.

Biodiversity and Culture: Exploring Community Protocols, Rights and Consent
Scientific Paper

FPIC and community protocol-type processes are being used to help claim rights and negotiate agreements in various biodiversity contexts. However, recent developments in international law in relation to access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing (ABS) have brought these participatory tools and processes centre stage.

What is REDD+? A Guide for Indigenous Communities

2012 - English - Moderate

What is REDD+? A Guide for Indigenous Commun...

Forest Peoples Programme, Tebtebba Foundation, Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact et al.

This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples.