IPIECA has, for the first time, issued a set of resources focused on better understanding the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples. Through a combination of stakeholder interviews, a survey of members and desk-based research, IPIECA has developed these resources to raise awareness of the expectations and interpretations of FPIC.
The resources include:
- Analysis of stakeholder interviews (member use only): this report provides a consolidated summary of key themes, issues, challenges and opportunities on FPIC as identified by 17 key stakeholders. Stakeholder interviews were held with Indigenous Peoples organisations, NGOs, industry organisations and international institutions, to better understand external perspectives on FPIC.
- Results of members’ survey (member use only): this summary explores how FPIC is being implemented and applied within corporate policies among IPIECA members.
- Overview of international instruments on FPIC: this document brings together key international instruments, mechanisms, reports and guidance on FPIC.
- Indigenous Peoples mapping tools: this resource provides an overview of existing tools for mapping the territories of Indigenous Peoples around the world.
Going forward, IPIECA will continue to closely monitor any developments in FPIC, and will explore how the completed FPIC resources can inform future work.
- 06 February 2015