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

Buppert Theresa, McKeehan Adrienne

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Empowering Communities for People-Focused Conservation
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Resource Type Brief Summary
Language
  • English
Year 2014
Country Guyana
Topic
  • Consultation
  • FPIC
Complexity Moderate
Keywords
  • Community Engagement
  • Consultation
  • Decision Making
  • Land Stewardship
  • Traditional Knowledge
  • UNDRIP
Written By Academic Researchers
Written For
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Leadership and Management
Description 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.
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