FPIC workshops at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 drinksTo register, send an email to IGG-RSVP@minbuza.nl or for further questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.