The aim of the workshop is to mobilize stakeholders and increase their awareness of FSC solutions to ensure that the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples are better respected and that they are involved in the management of forest resources. Some forty participants will represent the government, private sector, civil society and development partners.

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About FPIC

FSC is committed to protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities. FSC issued new guidelines in 2021 to ensure a participative and equitable approach to decision making through the application of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC). As FSC FPIC Guidelines were first released in 2012. The second version incorporates best practices and lessons learned from the original FSC FPIC Guidelines and now contains a broad geographic scope based on first-hand experience on the ground.

You can download the guideines here: