Free Prior and Informed Consent

From Open Risk Manual


Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) denotes the good faith negotiation between a client and Affected Communities

FPIC builds on and expands the process of Informed Consultation and Participation, ensures the meaningful participation of Indigenous Peoples in decision-making, and focuses on achieving agreement. FPIC does not require unanimity, does not confer veto rights to individuals or sub-groups, and does not require the client to agree to aspects not under their control.

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