When: 14.00-16.00 June 15th 2011
Where: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, London
- Prof. Paul Collier, Member of the technical advisory group for the Natural Resource Charter
- Aidan Davy, International Council on Mining and Minerals
- Emily Greenspan, Oxfam International
- Meaghen Simms, North-South Institute
The Natural Resource Charter is a manual of best practice that offers guidance to governments, civil society, industry and the international community in the management of extractive assets to enable sustainable, inclusive, resource-led development. The Charter has been drafted by the world’s leading experts in resource governance through a process of global consultation with the latest draft being launched in October 2010. In the run up to the 3rd Annual Natural Resource Charter Workshop at the end of June, the Technical Advisory Group of the Charter wishes to seek further input on the advice offered in the NRC regarding the rights of Indigenous People and local communities.
The aim of this panel session will be to discuss the latest thinking and insights surrounding Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in order to update the recommendations provided by the Natural Resource Charter. The input received will feed directly into the revisions made to the text. Panellists will examine the theory and process of seeking FPIC and discuss alternative processes that exist. Furthermore, they will draw on their country level experience to identify examples of best and worst practice and the responsibilities of governments and industry in protecting the rights of vulnerable communities. Those attending this event are encouraged to feedback their thoughts either during the discussion time at the end of the session or in writing to the Technical Advisory Group of the Natural Resource Charter.
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