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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, Informed Consent and REDD+: Guidelines and Resources

2011 - English - Moderate

Free, Prior, Informed Consent and REDD+: Gui...


This report provides an introduction to Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC), as outlined in the UNDRIP. The World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) policies state that FPIC must be applied in any environmental or animal protection projects (including REDD+ projects). The guiding principles of FPIC are explained and the key elements that must be considered during implementation are outlined.

The Politics of Accountability: Indigenous Participation in Colombian and Ecuadorian Oil and Gas Policies
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Advanced

The Politics of Accountability: Indigenous P...

Esther Sanchez, Guillaume Fontaine, Marco Cordova

The case study is about the indigenous right to prior consultation on oil and gas policies in Colombia and Ecuador. This paper argues that accountability is the product of the interplay of ideas and institutions to mediate contradictory interests in the definition of normative, strategic and operational policy aims and means.

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Press Release
Brief Summary

2010 - English - Simple

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Pre...

United Nations

This is a press release that highlights some of the main focuses of the book that was released in 2009 by the UN.

Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

2008 - English - Simple

Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

United Nations

This Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes.

Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality: Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector

The “Making FPIC a Reality Project” in the United Kingdom, is a coalition of Indigenous peoples, Academic institutions, and NGO’s that advocate for the recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples by multinational mining companies. This research paper seeks to contribute towards a discussion between indigenous peoples and mining companies on the issue of indigenous peoples’ right to FPIC. It details the way FPIC is defined in international law, and then Indigenous and corporate perspectives on FPIC.

Summary Notes on COP22 and the Forum on Business and Human Rights
Brief Summary

2016 - English - Moderate

Summary Notes on COP22 and the Forum on Busi...


The COP22 summaries cover the events that occurred at the Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion. With regard to the Forum on Business and Human Rights, the events reported are the ones that have indigenous peoples' rights as the main focus in the discussions.

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