Topic outline

  • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). An indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities

    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.

    Duration:  2 hours          Publication Date: October 2019

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

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

      • Audience

        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
        • You will learn about

          • 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
          • Course structure

            The course is structured as follows:

            • Fundamentals of FPIC
            • The 6 steps of the FPIC process:
              • Identifying indigenous peoples concerned and their representatives
              • Conduct participatory mapping
              • Preparing a participatory communication plan
              • Reaching consent
              • Conducting participatory monitoring and evaluation
              • Documenting lesson learned and achievements
            • Reflecting FPIC in your organization
            • Quiz