Delivering training and guidance on Free, Prior, Informed Consent
Under our work with the Africa Palm Oil Initiative (APOI), we have delivered trainings on FPIC in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Republic of Congo and Cameroon through the APOI national platforms. These trainings included introducing the concept of FPIC and its foundations, and explaining why it is crucial to the responsible production of palm oil and how to carry out a proper FPIC process. Trainings cover a wide range of stakeholders, including government offices and ministries, companies, NGOs, CSOs and local communities. As part of our ongoing support to the APOI, we are also supporting Edo State in Nigeria develop FPIC requirements for conducting commercial agriculture in the State as well as a roadmap for the local government on how to implement these requirements.