FAO, as well as other partner organizations, have been working for many years with indigenous peoples, incorporating their views into programmes on food security, nutrition, forestry, fisheries, and climate change. It was in 2015 when FAO decided to take a step forward in respecting indigenous peoples’ rights through a more programmatic approach.
To that end, FAO partnered with Action Against Hunger (ACF); Action Aid (AA); the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID); the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC); and World Vision (WV).
As a result of this collaboration, FAO and partner organizations jointly developed a common approach to incorporate FPIC into the work of each respective organization. The first outcome of this alliance is this FPIC Manual, which will enable field practitioners to incorporate FPIC into project and programmes’ design and implementation, ensuring that indigenous peoples’ rights are duly respected.