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Thank you to our partners:

FPIC-360° is an Equitable Origin initiative in partnership with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA). This project is co-financed by the ISEAL Innovations Fund, which is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.



Is FPIC different from Consultation?

The Spectrum of Consultation:

There are different levels of engagement, including informal and formal engagement, such as structured consultations, at various points throughout the project life. This Tool outlines the process for structured consultations, including the process for seeking community consent.

Consultation (“FPIC”)

Best practice is for project developers to establish enabling conditions and pre-requisites by building a holistic and systematic engagement platform, so they are informed of the development needs on the ground. The aim of a consultation is to generate a two-way flow of information that facilitates mutual understanding about potential programming. Engaging with Indigenous communities entails conducting meaningful, ongoing consultations with the community. This process of consultation is described in the Enabling Conditions and FPIC Prerequisites and process steps in this Tool. As part of the preparation for obtaining FPIC, the first dozen steps intend to help with conducting, verifying, and documenting thorough and meaningful consultations with Indigenous communities.

Consent (“FPIC”)

Prerequisite Steps 4-6 help to determine when the obligation of consent is triggered. In order to assure compliance, consent must be obtained if there are existing local or legal requirements where the project is being implemented. When a project developer does seek to achieve consent, steps 8-10 on the willingness of the community to enter into an agreement and negotiating an agreement are the only additional requirements.

Forms of Engagement

FPIC includes policies for multi-stakeholder, collaborative program design and robust engagement and consultation, beginning in the co-creation process. Engagement and consultation happen throughout a project and FPIC may be triggered during this process, by law or as a part of a contract. As you go through the FPIC process steps, note that ensuring Consent only requires two additional steps in the broader process of engagement with communities.