Asia-Pacific Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Repository

Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the context of REDD+ continues to be a challenging concept. There is no single internationally agreed definition. Neither is there a single way to implement FPIC. It varies across regions, countries, contexts, peoples and communities. There is, however, a growing body of practitioners, be it UN-REDD Programme partner countries, or REDD+ project developers, who have taken the discussion beyond the realm of the rhetoric into actual demonstration.

This repository aims to facilitate and encourage knowledge and experience exchange among practitioners as well as those interested to embark on FPIC within the Asia-Pacific region. All the FPIC materials are filed under various sections which consist of: 

  • Principles– Introduces and explains the conceptual framework that support the elements of FPIC; 
  • Guidelines – Explains the basic considerations for implementation;
  • Training manuals – Provides a step-by-step approach to build capacity;
  • Communication materials – Showcases different awareness raising materials in printed and audio-visual formats that are used to communicate FPIC, REDD+ and REDD+ activities;
  • Reports –Assesses capacity building and other related needs, and how FPIC is implemented and verified; and
  • Lessons learned and recommendations – Highlights useful lessons for future consideration.


FPIC Documents and Materials:

All documents were produced as part of the UN-REDD Programme in Partner Countries unless acknowledged otherwise.


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FPIC Principles


FPIC Guidelines


FPIC Training Manuals


FPIC Communications Materials


FPIC Reports


General Reports


FPIC Lessons Learned and Recommendations


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Dr. Josep Garí ()
Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
Ms. Jen Laughlin ()
Technical Specialist, Safeguards and Grievance mechanisms, UNDP Climate & Forests, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
Ms. Celina Yong ()
Regional Technical Specialist in Stakeholder Engagement Focus area: Stakeholder Engagement, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)

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