During August and September 2023, an Informed Consultation and Participation process was developed in the influence area of the Bio-CLIMA Project, aimed at the Project's socialization, emphasizing the Project's components and its environmental and social safeguards instruments. The events’ results motivated the update of the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and its instruments. The Informed Consultation and Participation process was developed at two levels:
- Level 1: 58 consultations and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) events with the indigenous population, where 4,462 representatives (2,493 men and 1,969 women) of the 23 indigenous territories in the RACCN, ZRE Alto Wangki and Bocay regions participated., RACCS and Indio Maíz. The FPIC events were conducted in accordance with the established procedures and decision-making structures of the indigenous peoples of each region, including traditional deliberation processes. As a result of these events, consent was obtained from the 23 indigenous territories to implement the Bio-CLIMA Project in general.
- Level 2: 11 Meaningful Consultation events with key actors, convened publicly through the different available means, in which representatives of other sectors and interests were present, beyond those expressed from the indigenous governance structure in the RACCN, ZRE Alto Wangki and Bocay, RACCS and Indio Maíz regions. 1,099 people participated in the Meaningful Consultation events (731 men and 368 women).
A total of 5,550 people participated in 69 consultation events. The consultation events included the participation of UNOPS as an observer of respect for the FPIC Principles, national legislation, and compliance with international standards on indigenous rights.
Annexes to Participation and Informed Consultation:
A Gender Action Plan is integrated into the project framework, whose activities are focused on empowering women and intercultural gender equality in a transversal manner.
In compliance with the legal framework established for the Project and as a result of the Participation and Informed Consultation process executed in the area of influence of the Bio-CLIMA Project, the following documents are submitted for public consultation:
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