Putting Free, Prior, & Informed Consent into Practice in REDD+ Initiatives

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This manual is about building knowledge and capacity for respecting people’s right
to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). It can be described as the establishment
of conditions under which people exercise their fundamental right to negotiate
the terms of externally imposed policies and programs that directly affect their
livelihoods or wellbeing, to which they may give or withhold their consent. It is
a social safeguard empowering local people to say “yes” or “no” to development
initiatives. This manual is developed for trainers. It provides ideas, experiential learning exercises
and training materials that can help trainers systematically unpack the concept of
FPIC and related implementation processes for different groups of people in a range
of contexts and countries.

Author:
Edwards, K.
Triraganon, R.
Silori, C.
Stephenson, J.
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