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Giacomo Rambaldi is senior programme coordinator at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in Wageningen, Netherlands and Fellow at the SfAA. He has 32 years of professional experience in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, South-East Asia, South Pacific and the Caribbean where he worked for a number of international organizations including FAO, Italian Aid to Development, the European Commission (ASEAN Regional Center for Biodiversity Conservation, ARCBC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He holds a degree in agricultural sciences from the State University of Milan, Italy and is currently conducting a PhD research with the Communication and Innovation Studies Group, Communication Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Giacomo’s first involvement in community mapping dates back to the late 80’s. Giacomo has been developing and promoting Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM), a community-based mapping method fully integrated with GPS and GIS applications, now widely used in South-east Asia and other parts of the world. In August 2000 he launched Participatory Avenues www.iapad.org, a web site dedicated to sharing knowledge on community mapping and collaborative spatial information management. Areas of professional interest include visualizing indigenous spatial knowledge for improving communication, facilitating peer-to-peer dialogue and managing conflicts on issues related to the territory; collaborative natural resource/protected area management; participatory spatial planning; networking and web publishing. Giacomo is the author of a number of publications on these subjects, and the developer of this web site www.ppgis.net and lead administrator of the [ppgis] DGroup.
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cultural resource management, other
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International development agency