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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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Determining our Future Asserting our Rights: Indigenous Peoples and Mining in West Suriname
Report

This report present the outcomes of a project conducted by the Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname and The North-South Institute that was requested by Indigenous communities in West Suriname that will be affected by a large-scale mining and hydroelectric development project. At the time that the project started, the communities had not yet been informed about the development activities.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect and Prospect
Scientific Paper

2007 - English - Advanced

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect ...

Christopher Wood, Jay Stephen, Jones Carys et al.


This article shows evidence that suggests that environmental impact assessments (EIA) are not achieving their purpose of influencing decision-making. The author argues EIA have an important place in decision-making due to their rational structure. EIA should be used for political purposes so it can regain a purpose in localized decision-making and development planning.

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action
Book

2004 - English - Moderate

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action

Riki Therivel


This book explains strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as a method of taking into consideration environmental and sustainability issues when making decisions with respect to a project. Although dated, this book shows important processes involved in the background and process of conducting SEA.

Cross-Cultural Competence and Power-Based Rules: A Native American Case Study
Scientific Paper

2008 - English - Technical

Cross-Cultural Competence and Power-Based Ru...

Gelaye Debebe


This article discusses how to navigate relationships between politically unequal organizations. A case study of an Anglo-Navajo inter-organizational relationship is presented to make sense of how a politically dominant group can successfully navigate cross-cultural collaboration. The author argues that reciprocal interdependence through the integration of knowledge and common goal-setting facilitates the relationship process.

Institutional challenges for mining and sustainability in Peru
Scientific Paper

2009 - English - Advanced

Institutional challenges for mining and sust...

Anthony Bebbington, Jeffrey Bury


This brief examines the local sustainability of resource extraction developments in the context of an expanding mining industry in Peru. The social, economic, and environmental impacts of developments in Peru are documented and used to advocate for more effective institutional relationships between stakeholders. The authors argue for institutional innovations in the mining sector, that bridge the gap between community-based and development-based knowledge systems.

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Policy and Program Development
Report

2011 - English - Moderate

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

Patrick Anderson


This report provides an overview of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), and its importance to the implementation of REDD+ projects. Generic guidelines are provided for how governments and businesses can respect Indigenous peoples right to FPIC, based on the premise that applications of FPIC must be directed by the local community that is affected by a given project.

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