Training manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
This Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is meant to equip indigenous peoples’ organizations, leaders, trainers and community members with the information and knowledge necessary to ensure that the right to FPIC is respected.
It tackles the concept, framework, elements and principles of FPIC from the perspective of indigenous peoples. It enumerates key provisions of major international legal instruments recognizing indigenous peoples’ right to FPIC. It mentions safeguard policies of several international financial institutions that have committed to respect FPIC. It presents the national legal framework in the Philippines on indigenous peoples and FPIC as an example for other countries, and case studies on how the policy has been implemented in indigenous communities.
It includes case stories from different indigenous communities in Asia that illustrate the actual experience of indigenous peoples with projects funded by international financial institutions. It identifies gaps and challenges in implementing FPIC and draws lessons from these experiences, offering pointers for capability-building and more effective advocacy on indigenous peoples’ rights.