FPIC: Improving Verification on the Ground (Video)
Equitable Origin has worked for over a decade to help Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon to protect their lands from destructive development practices. The best chance for exploitation of natural resources to benefit communities and reduce impacts on the environment and biodiversity is when communities have a say in whether and how those resources are developed; a right for Indigenous Peoples that is recognized as Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). We are developing a technology tool to help communities participate in and monitor FPIC processes, which has the potential to safeguard human rights in the face of large-scale development projects.
As part of this project, supported by the ISEAL Innovation Fund, we have developed a short video (in Spanish) to explain the origins of FPIC and the connection with voluntary standards:[vimeo 273324400 w=640 h=360]