Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication
EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation and IFAD

This Training Kit has been developed with the objective to support the spread of good practice in generating, managing, analyzing and communicating community spatial information. Its use is expected to: ensure that indigenous and marginalized communities participate in documenting, representing and communicating their spatial knowledge and land-related issues, while taking control over the processes involved. This would add value and authority to local knowledge; facilitate intergenerational knowledge exchange; build and support cohesive community identities; and support sustainable planning through collaborative decision making. Use of the Training Kit will also raise awareness about ethics in the PGIS practice and will influence the attitudes and behaviors of the following groups: technology intermediaries assisting vulnerable communities in asserting their rights; researchers performing action research; government officials calling for public inputs into spatial planning exercises; development agencies that are designing development projects. Visit the Training Kit website …