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Community Toolkit on Free Prior and Informed Consent and Renewable Energy

This community toolkit is meant to be used by Indigenous Peoples’ communities, organizations and individuals who are facing energy projects in their areas and need guidance in dealing with them. It could also be used to inform other actors about indigenous peoples’ rights and perspectives in relation to energy investments in their communities.

 

Organisation: Right Energy Partnership

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuales

The Right to Remedy for Indigenous Peoples in Theory and in Practice

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This report explains the right to remedy as it is understood in international law with a specific focus on the rights of indigenous peoples, and will serve as a guide to indigenous peoples, legal practitioners, and civil organizations alike on where the right to remedy is found and what types of remedies they may request.

Forest Link | Mapping for Rights

Organisation: Rainforest Foundation UK

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

The ForestLink community real-time forest monitoring initiative aims to unlock the potential of traditional forest guardians in monitoring and protecting their forest lands.

Earth Defenders Toolkit

Organisation: Digital Democracy

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool, Guides and Manuals, Infographics, Organizational Capacity and Training

 

The Earth Defenders Toolkit is a collaborative space for earth defenders and their allies. The Toolkit provides a growing collection of resources and training materials for communities on the frontlines of the struggle to defend critical ecosystems around the world, and community networks for users to connect and share their experiences.

Primer: technology to monitor and share information on rainforests and forest peoples' rights

Organisation: Rainforest Foundation Norway; The Engine Room

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This primer is an introduction to using technology to monitor and share information on rainforest issues, land rights and indigenous rights.

Prey Lang App

Organisation: Prey Lang Community Network

Country/Region: Prey Lang Forest, Cambodia

Type: Digital Tool

 

The Prey Lang app is used by PLCN to collect data on the illegal logging of Prey Lang, and the impact this has on biodiversity and local livelihoods. This data is then analyzed in reports and communicated to policy makers and the Cambodian public.

Participatory Mapping: Some guidelines for communities and organisations that support them

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme; UK AID

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Participatory mapping has been used as a tool for supporting community rights for many years. More recently, there has been an increased focus on monitoring as well as mapping, although the distinction between these two concepts is not always entirely clear and they are sometimes used interchangeably.

Participatory Mapping as a tool for empowerment: experiences and lessons learned from the ILC network

Organisation: International Land Coalition

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

“Participatory Mapping as a tool for empowerment” brings together a number of valuable experiences on community-mapping approaches. These represent a set of tools and methods that are rapidly being taken up, developed, improved and shared by community-based organizations in many parts of the world.

MAPEO

Organisation: Digital Democracy

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

MAPEO is a free digital toolset for documenting, monitoring and mapping many types of data.

Making Change Happen: Indigenous and Rural Women in Defense of Land, Territories and Women's Rights

Organisation: JASS: Just Associates

Country/Region: Southeast Asia and Mesoamerica

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This issue of Making Change Happen (No. 5) analyzes the efforts of rural and indigenous women to defend their land, ancestral territories and rights.

Guidelines on autonomous consultation and consent protocols

Organisation: Rede de Cooperacao Amazonica (RCA)
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Resource available in Portuguese only:: Protocolos autonomos de consulta e consentimento. Guia de Orientacoes

Consultation & Prior Consent Protocols: Ideal for developing free, prior and informed consent protocols

Organisation: Fase Amazonia; Fundo DEMA
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Resource available in Portuguese only: Protocolos de Consulta & Consentimento Previo: Ideais para a elaboracao de protocolos de consulta previa, livre, informada de consentimento.

Indigenous Mapping Workshops

Organisation: Firelight Group

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tools; Webinars

 

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop and its strategic partners are dedicated to the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous communities.

Prior Consultation Protocols: and the right of free determination

Organisation: Fundacao Rosa Luxemburgo; CEPEDIS
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Protocolos de Consulta Previa: e o direito a livre determinacao (Portuguese only)

Facilitator Guide: Kenyan Community Land Act

Organisation: Namati

Country/Region: Kenya

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

In 2016 Kenya signed into law the Community Land Act (CLA), a progressive piece of legislation that gave life to Article 63 of the Constitution of Kenya.

The CLA presents an unprecedented opportunity for communities to legally claim rights to their land and have complete decision-making power about how their land is used and managed. It is in light of this that the Facilitator’s Guide was published.

eyeWitness App

Organisation: eyeWitness to Atrocities

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

We believe in a simple vision: A world where those who commit the worst international crimes are held responsible for their actions. We use an innovative approach, combining law and technology, to make this a reality.

Environmental Impact Assessment in the Mekong Region

Organisation: EarthRights International

Country/Region: Mekong Delta

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

EarthRights International (ERI), alongside its partners in the Mekong Legal Network (MLN), is working directly to build the capacity of communities, campaigners and lawyers to engage in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes in the Mekong region. Consequently, ERI and the MLN have collaborated to produce this original manual for EIA practitioners in the six Mekong countries which specifically targets government decision-makers, investors, lawyers and other professionals working on the implementation of EIA.

Resources for Defenders

Organisation: EarthRights International

Country/Region: International

Type: Audio/Visual, Guides & Manuals, Organizational Capacity & Training

 

EarthRights uses community education tools to support people around the world who face earth rights abuses. These tools take concepts and lessons that are crucial for defending human and environmental rights and present them in a way that’s accessible to everyone.

Resettlement Guide for People Affected by Dam Development

Organisation: Scientific Animations Without Borders
Country/Region: International
Type: Video

 

When the government gives someone permission to use your land or natural resources, which may require you to leave your land they must discuss options to avoid and minimize the negative impacts. This video explains this process.

Webinar Series: Defending the Amazon in times of COVID-19 (Spanish, Portuguese only)

Organisation: All Eyes on the Amazon
Country/Region: International
Type: Audio/Visual; Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals; Info-graphic; Organizational Capacity & Training; Template; Video; Webinar

Sistema de Observação e Monitoramento da Amazônia Indígena

Organisation: Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
Country/Region: South America
Type: Digital Tool

 

Information coming soon!

Database of Good Practices

Organisation: International Land Coalition

Country/Region: International

Type: Online Tool

 

One of the motivations for joining the International Land Coalition is for members to have a dedicated space to share experiences with, and learn from other members. That is why the ILC Secretariat has developed the Database of Good Practices. The Database is organised around the 10 commitments for people-centred land governance. This way the case studies in the Database provide concrete examples and guidance to the members and partners of ILC on how to achieve each of these commitments.

Dams, Rivers, and Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams

Organisation: International Rivers

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Around the world, people are rising up against big dams. They are fighting to protect their rivers and their livelihoods from new dams. They are demanding compensation for problems caused by old dams. They are proposing better alternatives for energy, water supply and flood management. All of them are fighting for a voice in decisions that affect their lives.

Consultation Protocols (Video): Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights

Organisation: International Rivers and Others

Country/Region: Regional

Type: Webinar, Video, Audio

 

The video “Consultation Protocols: Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights” was produced by International Rivers and directed by Todd Southgate. It portrays an initiative that emerged within the movements of indigenous peoples and other traditional communities that aims to ensure the right to free, prior and informed consultation and consent on policies and projects that affect their territories and lives.

Consultation Protocols (Manual): Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights

Organisation: International Rivers and Others

Country/Regions: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The Consultation Protocols: Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights video aims to contribute to the exchange of experiences and knowledge between indigenous peoples and other traditional communities in Brazil on the origins, processes of elaboration and implementation of Consultation and Free Consent Protocols, Prior and Informed, a new instrument for the defense of territories and rights, developed by the movements themselves.

Community Based Monitoring and Information systems: for community trainers and organizers

Organisation: Tebtebba Foundation

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

Transforming Power: a gender guide for organizations campaigning on dams and for rivers

Organisation: International Rivers
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This guide was created as a tool to help Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and grassroots community organizations strengthen their gender practice and encourage campaigning in ways that are gender-responsive in the interests of both women and men.

 

Community Land Protection: Facilitators Guide

Organisation: Namati

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals, Digital tool

 

Namati’s Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities protect their customary claims and rights to land and natural resources.

Communities in the Driving Seat: A Manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Organisation: Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Free, Prior and Informed Consent – known as ‘FPIC’ – is an international legal
standard protected by both Liberia’s national law and the legally binding human
rights treaties to which Liberia is a party.

Autonomous, Free and Informed Consultation and Prior Consent Protocols

Organisation: Observatory on Community Protocols

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals

A Rights-Based Approach to Participatory Video

Organisation: Insight
Country/Region: International
Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals

 

This toolkit has been assembled to provide the first few stepping stones for practitioners of participatory video to begin introducing a rights-based approach into their practice.