‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ Posters (French, Swahili, Lingala, Kikongo only)
Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme
Type: Guides & Manuals; Infographics
As part of its project on ‘REDD financing, Human Rights and Economic Development for Sustainable Poverty Reduction of Forest Communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’ Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and partners in the DRC: Actions pour les Droits, l’Environnement et la Vie (ADEV), le Centre d’Accompagnement des Autochtones Pygmées et Minoritaires Vulnérables (CAMV), le Cercle pour la Défense de l’Environnement (CEDEN) and le Réseau pour la Conservation et la Réhabilitation des Écosystèmes Forestiers (Réseau CREF) have developed a set of posters on the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). By combining pictures and short pieces of text, the posters depict the stages of a process that respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities to free, prior and informed consent with regard to projects likely to affect their lands, territories and natural resources.
The posters are available in local languages: French, Kikongo, Lingala and Swahili, and will be used by indigenous peoples and local communities themselves during upcoming legal trainings taking place within their communities in the DRC. The training sessions will cover the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) process, the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples to their lands and resources, and their right to free, prior and informed consent.