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The Forests Dialogue
Free, Prior, and Informed Consent
First Field Dialogue on FPIC in Indonesia, 11-15 October 2010
TFD convened a four day field dialogue on FPIC in Pekanbaru, Riau Province on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. The dialogue brought together over 80 participants from a great variety of backgrounds including indigenous peoples, representatives of local communities, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions, government agencies and the private sector. The meeting was the first in a planned series of field dialogues that aim to explore how, in practice, government agencies, commercial enterprises and non-government organizations should respect the right of indigenous peoples and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent, as expressed through their own freely chosen representative organizations, to activities that may affect their rights
The dialogue consisted of field visits with local communities and forest enterprises and a discussion among participants representing forest-dependent communities, forest industry, academia, government, and NGOs among others.
The dialogue was hosted by The Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia - Kemitraan in collaboration with the Forest Peoples Programme and Scale-Up.
October 11th Evening Briefing:
October 13th - Day 2
October 14th - Day 3
October 15th - day 4
TFD's Research Paper: Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Making FPIC work for forests and peoples