[Blueboard] Re: Seminar on Environment: alternative dispute resolution

asalvador at ateneo.edu asalvador at ateneo.edu
Thu Apr 22 09:28:57 PHT 2004

> Please post. Thank you. 
> Excerpt: 
>                              Approach: Alternative dispute resolution 
>                              Tools:    3-Dimensional Mapping 
>                                        Stakeholders Analysis
> Seminar on Environment: Concept and Skill Building
> CTC 102, 26,27,28 April 2004; 8 am to 3 pm.
> Department of Political Science, IPC and World Wildlife Fund -
> Philippines
> Fees: 2000 Php (contact: asalvador at ateneo.edu; sally at 426-6001 loc.
> 5252;5250)
> In critical conflict situations, the use of conventional maps can be a
> source of heightened boundary and land use conficts especially when
> map instruments are drawn out with limited or no consultations with
> interested actors or when administrative boundaries are delineated on
the bases of traditional peace pact negotiation outcomes, IRA allocations
and mineral and geothermal deposit sites. 
> In Kalinga, CAR, Philippines, community leaders, elders, activists and
> local bureaucrats have tried using the participatory 3-D modelling
> (P3-DM)technique that combines local people's knowledge with
> Geographic Information System (GIS) -generated data in order to produce
a 3 dimensional relief model of contested areas. 
> As an alternative conflict resolution devise, P3-DM creates an
> environment that consults stakeholders who "stand up" to construct a
visual map using local and indigenous materials such as leaves, barks,
yarns, cartons, push pins and glue.
> This way, a "new" non-conventional map can be produced while
> participants simultaneously negotiate perceived versus actual boundaries
around  ancestral domains, cultural groups, waterways, mountains, etc. 
> Giacomo Rambaldi (formerly of ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity
> Conservation) in writing about the positive dynamics generated by P3-D
> modelling, emphasises the impact of visual perspectives on
> "generating a common ground for reflection, debate and participatory
> problem analysis".  
> P3-D modelling can utilize the strategies of stakeholders analysis in
> bringing together interests. It is user friendly to women, children,
> even to the illiterate.  It can eliminate dangerous eye contacts between
participants. In a situation where relief maps are used, glues and yarns
(instead of weapons) can hurled by non-consenting parties when
> disputes arise on the spot in "mounted" negotiating tables. 

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