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Training manual on free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in REDD+ for indigenous peoples

Year of publication 2012
This manual aims to build the capacities of the indigenous peoples, networks and organizations to advocate and work for the effective implementation of FPIC for indigenous peoples in the activities and projects relating to REDD+. In particular, the objective of this manual is to equip indigenous peoples with the knowledge and understanding of FPIC and REDD+; and to provide a general guide to communities on the application of FPIC in REDD+ activities in upholding their rights, interests and welfare. Since the social and political environment in each country and locality varies, the use of this manual can be adjusted and customized to better fit the needs and other specific considerations of both the trainers and trainees. Like previous manuals, this manual on FPIC in REDD+ also intends to strengthen the capacities of indigenous communities to decide on whether they would like to engage in REDD+ or not. It includes a section on engagement in REDD+ for the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples for the protection of their rights in REDD+ processes at different levels. This manual provides some practical guidelines on how to organize the consultation process; how to access information related to REDD+; how to select IP representatives at national and community levels; how to conduct Free, Prior and Informed Consent; how to conduct independent and collective deliberation for collective decision making process; and how to ensure a grievance mechanism in REDD+
Type of Tool
Directives. manuel, trousses pour les formateurs
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit, National
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted), Degraded forest
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility