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Intangible Cultural Heritage in Fiji

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  • Year: 2007
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Culture & Tourism
  • Organisation: Fiji Locally-Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) Network
  • Country: Fiji
  • URL: http://www.iapad.org/

Participation preserves culture. The Participatory 3D Geographic Information System from Fiji is a collaborative resource used for the planning and preservation of intangible cultural heritage on the island. Participatory learning and action methods are combined with Geographic Information Technologies and Systems to compose and record peoples’ spatial knowledge in the forms of virtual or physical, 2 or 3 dimensional maps. These maps are used as interactive means for discussion, information exchange, and analyses and as support in advocacy, decision making and action taking in the communities. Mapping cultural assets help to protect them and to develop resource management and preservation plans for those communities in Fiji.