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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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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.

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Report

2013 - Multilingual - Moderate

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Decla...

United Nations Global Compact


This compilation of business practices is intended to raise awareness of the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples' rights and opportunity to support their rights. It describes what Free, Prior and Informed Consent is and provides guidelines for the industries to adopt it in their processes.

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.

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.

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress with 'Free, Prior and Informed Consent' Since the World Commission on Dams
Scientific Paper

2010 - English - Advanced

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress w...

Cariño Joji, Colchester Marcus


This article examines how policy has developed to promote FPIC from 2000-2010 both as a human rights law and for extraction industry best practice. The article calls for more clarity around government power to control resource exploitation, since FPIC is not often upheld by industry and governments. The article also advocates for communities right to FPIC.

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