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12 October 2016
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Free Prior and Informed Consent: An indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities - Manual for project practitioners

uploaded by Maddie West

The Manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) outlines essential ways to ensure Indigenous Peoples, can give or withold their consent to interventions proposed in their lands and territories and do so free of coercion, prior to any decisions being made, and with the necessary information presented to them in a culturally appropriate way. 

It builds on a year of consultation with various Indigenous Peoples —  and underlines Indigenous Peoples' intrinsic right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and international law. Key to this is the ability to give or withhold consent for a proposed development project. The manual outlines essential steps to follow along the lifecycle of a development project, from identifying which communities need to be consulted to sharing achievements after the project has been completed. Along the way, the guidelines give special attention to include traditional leaders, women and youth in consultations and decisionmaking.

The manual is the result of one year of collaboration between FAO and partner organizations including Action Aid, Action Against Hunger, Agencia Española de Cooperación International para el Desarrollo (AECID), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and World Vision. 

13 October 2015
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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Q&A handbook

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

 This publication has been developed to provide support to local trainers and facilitators who are engaged in delivering REDD+, climate change related training, and who already have a basic understanding of these subjects.

This question and answer handbook is based on the principle that indigenous peoples and other local communities have the right to self-determination and to give or withold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to externally proposed projects, which may affect their livelihoods, access to land resources, and socio-cultural values and norms. The ten questions and answers discussed in the handbook were developed in response to a growing need to raise awareness about the social and environmental safeguards of REDD+. 

These questions are frequently asked by participants during training and capacity development at the local level. 

·      Nepali http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/fpic-redd-handbook-grassroots-facilitators-nepali

·      Vietnamese http://www.recoftc.org/node/24884

·      Laos http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/fpic-redd-handbook-grassroots-facilitators-lao

·      Myanmar http://www.recoftc.org/node/38147

 

 

13 October 2015
English

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

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

 The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting their resources is not new. However, experience using FPIC in REDD+ implementation is still limited in the Asia-Pacific region. Using relevant examples from a range of locations and sectors, this guidebook provides a basis for developing country-specific guidance on employing FPIC in REDD+ processes.

Through the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2008) the legal status of the right to FPIC has been strengthened. In the ongoing climate change negotiations it has gained prominence through the discussions around REDD+. GIZ and RECOFTC regard the guidance that this publication offers as an initial attempt that will need to be reviewed and adapted as more experience with REDD+ implementation and FPIC is gathered. In particular, we hope that it will serve as a basis for developing country-specific guidance. This would allow adapting recommendations to the specific legal situation of indigenous peoples and local communities with regard to rights to their resources, which differs widely from country to country in the region.

Respecting the right to FPIC is, by definition, a locally and culturally specific process in which the affected communities themselves determine the steps involved. It is therefore not possible to produce a universally applicable ‘how to do it’ guideline. This publication provides a basis for more specialized information and training materials, targeted at specific audiences in appropriate languages. It will be progressively adapted as the ‘rules of REDD+’ evolve.

·      Nepali http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-nepali

·      Vietnamese http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-vietnamese

·      Laos http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-lao

·      Bahasa Indonesia http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-bahasa-indonesia

·      Myanmar http://www.recoftc.org/node/38146

 

13 October 2015
English

Putting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent into Practice in REDD+ Initiatives

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting natural resources is not new. However, experience using FPIC in REDD+ implementation is still limited in the Asia-Pacific region, and there are few materials that explain and train practitioners in its concepts and practice. There is still subjective understanding of the terms and requirements of FPIC, influenced by both cultural interpretations and interests. 

To address this resource gap, RECOFTC is pleased to announce the publication of a new Training Manual on Putting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent into Practice in REDD+ Initiatives. This manual, developed with financial and advisory support from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Norad, serves as a practical tool for trainers and facilitators to improve understanding of FPIC among stakeholders at all levels. 

This manual has been developed by Karen Edwards and Ronnakorn Triraganon with substantial inputs from Jim Stephenson, Dr. Chandra Shekhar Silori and other members from the Capacity Building and Technical Services Team at RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests. 

It is organized into several sections based on five learning blocks – each available for download separately – providing a quick and easy way for trainers to access relevant reference materials. 

The manual complements the guidelines on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development released by RECOFTC and GIZ.

·      Nepali http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/putting-free-prior-and-informed-consent-practice-redd-initiatives-nepali

·      Vietnamese http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/putting-free-prior-and-infor-0

02 August 2011
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The Right To Decide: The Importance of Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent

uploaded by Sharai Lewis-Gruss

Amazon Watch produced 8-page briefing paper on the importance of FPIC.  The paper is packed full of information and includes case studies, reasons for FPIC, challenges with FPIC, examples of indigenous peoples' experiences from South America and recommendations for the future of FPIC. 

26 July 2011
English

Development Without Conflict: The Business Case For Community Consent

uploaded by Sharai Lewis-Gruss

This 70-page report was published by World Resources Institute (WRI) in May 2007.  The first section of the report is a conveniently condensed version- for quick review of its contents. The document examines the premise that the informed consent of a community affected by development projects, either public or private, makes good business sense. It argues that the risks created by not obtaining community consent are significant and quantifiable, as are the benefits obtained with meaningful consultation. It examines 4 case studies from around the world (Philippines, Argentina, Thailand and Peru). The report also makes recommendations for stakeholders to engage thoroughly in FPIC.  

26 July 2011
English

Evaluation and Verification Of The Free, Prior and Informed Consent Process Under The UN-REDD Programme in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam

uploaded by Sharai Lewis-Gruss

A 49-page report published by RECOFTC in November 2010.  The organization was selected to lead the evaluation and verification (E and V) of the FPIC process. At the international level, RECOFTC was contracted to develop a toolkit in this context. E and V of the FPIC process under the UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme is a first test of the draft toolkit based on experiences in various countries in the region. E&V took place in June 2010, with contributions from experts from RECOFTC and three other organizations in Vietnam. Follow-up recommendations are discussed in the report. 

08 July 2011
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In Search of Middle Ground: Indigenous People, Collective Representation and the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

uploaded by Sharai Lewis-Gruss

Examines how legal and policy frameworks deal with indigenous peoples and the extent to which they offer scope for FPIC. Presents legal and policy frameworks for FPIC in the countries covered. Published in August of 2004 by Forest Peoples Programme, authored by Marcus Colchester and Fergus MacKay. 

08 July 2011
English

Starting Point: Self-Determination- A Peruvian Case Study

uploaded by Sharai Lewis-Gruss

Guidance on principles and preconditions for FPIC for Latin America focusing on protected areas with considerable legal context, with a focus on Peru.  Presents legal and policy frameworks for FPIC in the international and national context for the countries covered.

08 July 2011
English

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and REDD in West Papua: Workshop Summary (24 May 2009)

uploaded by Sharai Lewis-Gruss

Workshop report of event to introduce REDD to community, CSO and government stakeholders. Summarises the process used to sensitise participants to a range of issues including: Human Rights, Climate Change, REDD and FPIC. Provides ideas on how a workshop may be structured as a way to introduce REDD concepts to stakeholders.

17 March 2011
English

FPIC in REDD+, Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development

uploaded by Dave

The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting their resources is not new. However, experience using FPIC in REDD+ implementation is still limited in the Asia-Pacific region. Using relevant examples from a range of locations and sectors, this manual provides a basis for developing country-specific guidance on employing FPIC in REDD+ processes.

08 September 2010
English

Guide to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

uploaded by Gaya Sriskanthan

A step-by-step guide to the application of FPIC for IPs and other relevant communties affected by large scale development activities. Includes guidance on: why FPIC may be necessary; what FPIC is; step-by-step guidance on how to operationalise FPIC including checklists of questions for assessing proposed development activities, supporting community consultations, seeking support from outside agencies; how to research local laws relevant to FPIC; how a development project cycle operates and where and how stakeholders can engage in it. Developed by Oxfam Australia.

08 September 2010
English

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, 2008

uploaded by Gaya Sriskanthan

Best practice guidelines for implementing FPIC for palm oil companies. Practical guidance on how to implement FPIC including: legal background; mapping and identifying customary land; ensuring consent is genuine, free and prior; and resolving conflicts. Developed by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

08 September 2010
English

Persetujuan Bebas, Didahulukan dan Diinformasikan dan the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, 2008

uploaded by Gaya Sriskanthan

Best practice guidelines in Bahasa for implementing FPIC for palm oil companies. Practical guidance: on how to implement FPIC including: legal background; mapping and identifying customary land; ensuring consent is genuine, free and prior; and resolving conflicts. Developed by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

08 September 2010
English

Guide to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

uploaded by Gaya Sriskanthan

A step-by-step guide to the application of FPIC for IPs and other relevant communties affected by large scale development activities. Includes guidance on: why FPIC may be necessary; what FPIC is; step-by-step guidance on how to operationalise FPIC including checklists of questions for assessing proposed development activities, supporting community consultations, seeking support from outside agencies; how to research local laws relevant to FPIC; how a development project cycle operates and where and how stakeholders can engage in it. Developed by Oxfam Australia.

08 September 2010
English

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, 2008

uploaded by Gaya Sriskanthan

Best practice guidelines for implementing FPIC for palm oil companies. Practical guidance on how to implement FPIC including: legal background; mapping and identifying customary land; ensuring consent is genuine, free and prior; and resolving conflicts. Developed by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

08 September 2010
English

Persetujuan Bebas, Didahulukan dan Diinformasikan dan the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, 2008

uploaded by Gaya Sriskanthan

Best practice guidelines in Bahasa for implementing FPIC for palm oil companies. Practical guidance: on how to implement FPIC including: legal background; mapping and identifying customary land; ensuring consent is genuine, free and prior; and resolving conflicts. Developed by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

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