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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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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).

This report showcases a Participatory Action Research project that lasted 26 months. It reports on Corporate Social Responsibility tools that companies and governments promote to ensure good corporate behaviour. The report looks at the extent to which CSRs respect human and ethnic rights in theory and practice. Recommendations are given for ways to strengthen current approaches and frameworks. Issues are presented through a variety of perspectives.

Conflicting Paths to Wellbeing: Raramuri and Mestizo Inter-Ethnic Relations in Northern Mexico

2013 - English - Moderate

Conflicting Paths to Wellbeing: Raramuri and...

Gonzalez Juan

The dissertation focuses on the case of the Raramuri indigenous people of Northern Mexico, and uses detailed ethnographic evidence to explore how discourses of wellbeing are constructed by the Raramuri people in their daily interactions with the non-indigenous population and how power asymmetries between these groups form and persist.

How does 'Free, Prior and Informed Const' (FPIC) impact social equity? Lessons from mining and forestry and their implications for REDD+
Scientific Paper

2013 - English - Advanced

How does 'Free, Prior and Informed Const' (F...

Mahanty Sango, McDermott Constance

This article explores how FPIC influences the balance of rights and opportunities in a society. There is a lack of clarity surrounding the definition and implementation of FPIC. This ambiguity is worsened by the variance in contextual factors surrounding different implementations of FPIC, including laws, the socio-political environment, and the way that rights are balanced between citizens.

Social Enterprises for Development as Buen Vivir
Scientific Paper

2012 - English - Moderate

Social Enterprises for Development as Buen V...

Giovannini Michela

The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual overview of linkages between buen vivir and social enterprise as emerging from a review of the literature regarding indigenous development approaches in Latin America.

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.

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