FPIC-360° is the first Tool to democratise the design, implementation and monitoring of FPIC process for all project stakeholders.
The right to FPIC is a key principle of international human rights law to protect Indigenous Peoples’ livelihoods and territories and is therefore a requirement of many sustainability standards and international finance institutions.
The FPIC-360° Tool is founded on the premise that FPIC can only be conducted responsibly and successfully if the Indigenous Peoples affected by a proposed project are co-owners and implementers of the entire process, from design, through implementation and monitoring phases.
The FPIC-360° Tool is innovative in that it democratises the design, implementation and monitoring of FPIC processes, by facilitating equitable participation in, and ownership of, the FPIC process by all project stakeholders.
FPIC is very often a process that happens to Indigenous Peoples’ communities, and from the top-down as part of a company’s due diligence and project permitting procedures.