Sunday, October 07, 2012

Participatory 3D Models Helping PNG Communities in Natural Resource Decision-Making

Patrick Vuet from a Papua New Guinean conservation NGO 'Partners with Melanesians', has involvement in a participatory method of planning in Melanesia - Participatory 3 Dimensional Modelling. All members of the community are involved -men and women, young and old. Through a 3 dimensional model they can easily see their landscapes and use the model to visualise impacts of certain developments such as mining. In PNG the government doesn't believe the local communities have the capacity to make decisions, but having a 3D model changes everything

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