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LANDdialogue | FPIC workshops at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

To deepen the knowledge on FPIC amongst public, civic, private and academic stakeholders in The Netherlands and to promote better insight in the background, value and importance of FPIC, The Organising Committee of the Land Governance Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue has organised a series of sessions on FPIC.



Setting the scene: the importance and value of FPIC in practice

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, The Hague

September 15, 2016

14:00-17:00, followed by drinks

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This first workshop will be an introductory session aiming to inform participants on the background of FPIC and specifically highlight the application of FPIC in practice. Two speakers will guide the participants  through the principles of the implementation of FPIC, followed by an interactive discussion:

  • Bas Rombouts, a researcher specialised in FPIC will introduce the background and legal framework of FPIC from an academic perspective. Dr. Rombouts completed his PhD on indigenous peoples and FPIC. He currently lecturers at the Tilburg Law School, Department of Labour Law and Social Policy.
  • Marcus Colchester will elaborate on the main practical challenges and possible ways to deal with these. Dr. Colchester founded Forest Peoples Programme and has profound experiences with FPIC in practice. He is co-author of the FAO Practical Guide on FPIC and the FPIC Guide for RSPO members.


Session II: FPIC: Consultation and consent in practice

November 24 2016, 14:00-17:00


 Session III: Integrating FPIC in your business processes

January 26 2017, 14:00-17:00