As REDD+ programming progresses, new international and national guidelines governing the mechanism and its financing may alter the landscape of the rights of indigenous and local people. Based on international conventions, national laws, and voluntary industry standards, communities affected by REDD+ have the right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for the field activities or management changes involved in a REDD+ project or program.
Recognized by the United Nations and other international bodies, FPIC requires governments and project proponents to implement REDD+ in a way that fully respects the rights of affected communities. Where the right to FPIC is established, communities have the right to accept or reject projects, as well as the right to negotiate the terms of engagement for proposed developments on their land.
This course addresses the growing need for government officers, field facilitators, and project proponents to understand and accommodate meaningful and verifiable processes that respect the right of indigenous people and local communities to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in REDD+ programming.
This course will enable you to:
REDD project proponents, independent community facilitators or advisers, indigenous and local community leaders, national and local government staff, project staff, private sector investors, and nongovernment organization facilitators and advocates. Participants should be highly literate with a basic level of understanding of REDD+ in working contexts.
This set course lasts six days.