Topic outline

This course focuses on how to practically operationalize the indigenous peoples’ right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) throughout all stages of the project cycle. The course describes each of the recommended six steps of the process and the related actions to be undertaken.

The course is primarily intended for professionals directly engaged in the development and implementation of projects involving indigenous peoples. In particular, the following individuals would particularly benefit from taking the course: Project managers; Project designers; Trainers; Social mobilisers.

  • What is Free, Prior and Informed Consent
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the importance of indigenous peoples’ rights
  • Build the required skills to seek FPIC and mainstream it through each phase of the project cycle
  • How to roll-out each of the steps of the FPIC process

The course consists of 8 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Fundamentals of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
  • Lesson 2 – Identifying indigenous peoples concerned and their representatives
  • Lesson 3 – Conduct participatory mapping
  • Lesson 4 – Preparing a participatory communication plan
  • Lesson 5 – Reaching consent
  • Lesson 6 – Conducting participatory monitoring and evaluation
  • Lesson 7 – Documenting lesson learned and achievements
  • Lesson 8 – Reflecting FPIC in your organization

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The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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