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1 Using Spatial information for sustainable economic & social development. Ra Province GIS Project

2 © GIS/RS User Conference NaGIS Enterprise Technology (Fiji) Privately owned GIS company Established 2 years ago Over 20 years of GIS experience Core functions Professional Reporting Spatial Information Analysis GIS Customisation Training Technical Support Mapping Land Resource Consultancy NZ ESRI User Conference 2006 – Wellington, NZ Nasi Racaca, Jack Dangermond co-founder and president of ESRI, Apolosi Kaloumaira

3 Introduction ‘…How can resource owners unlock the development potential of their land, while at the same time retaining the security of their resources for current and future generations?...’ AGENDA ITEM SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SECURITY THIRTY- EIGHTH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF GOVERNMENTS AND ADMINISTRATIONS - (Noumea, New Caledonia, 13-16th October, SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC COMMUNITY) Ra Province believes that using of spatial information as a tool for informed decision making will ensure sustainable economic and social development within the Province and also contribute to the Nations development goals. © GIS/RS User Conference

4 4 Presentation contents The Project Current Situation Project Description Goals & Objectives Implementation Beneficiaries Conclusion

5 © GIS/RS User Conference The Project To develop & maintain a GIS for Ra Province One Stop Shop Planning Tool For Potential Users in Ra & Fiji NLTB Ministry of Indigenous Affairs NLC Lands Department Ministry of Agriculture Bureau of Statistics Ministry of Fisheries and Forest Other data agencies Ra GIS

6 © GIS/RS User Conference One Stop Shop Mapped Resource data Land boundaries & ownership, lease details, forest resource, land classification, infrastructure, qoliqoli boundaries & ownership, topographical data, population, agricultural production, mangrove, geology Unmapped Resource data Archaeological sites, sugar cane production, rainfall data, potential tourism development sites, infrastructure services

7 © GIS/RS User Conference Planning Tool Land & Sea resources utilisation Agriculture development Infrastructure development Tourism development Afforestation Conservation Foreshore development

8 © GIS/RS User Conference Potential Users Province Tikina Yavusa Mataqali Individuals National & Local government Other Agencies e.g. FAB, FSC, FEA, Fine Pine Ltd

9 © GIS/RS User Conference Current Situation Issues Information Source Data Format Accessibility of information Approach to development Consequence

10 © GIS/RS User Conference Information Source Scattered Information is available in various organisations, in different locations e.g. Nanukuloa, Rakiraki, Lautoka, Suva, Industry based Organisations have their own data Government ministries & departments NLTB FAB Fiji Pine Telecom FEA FSC

11 © GIS/RS User Conference Data Format Analog Table Maps Digital Various software GIS software Excel Database

12 © GIS/RS User Conference Accessibility of information Expensive Time consuming

13 © GIS/RS User Conference Current Approach to Development Development proposals Not researched Not aligned to an overall plan Priorities not based on facts

14 © GIS/RS User Conference Consequence Low Productivity Individual level Village, Tikina, Provincial Levels Organisation level National level Ad hoc & Piecemeal development

15 © GIS/RS User Conference Goals To gather, consolidate & package spatial information Assist in planning, developing & managing the sustainable use of resources For improving the livelihoods of the people of Ra province To encourage the use of information technology For informed decision making For economic & social development

16 © GIS/RS User Conference Objectives To set up & maintain a GIS To acquire, process & package data and geographical information To share data & information pertaining to Ra Province To raise awareness & build IT skills For economic & social development

17 © GIS/RS User Conference Implementation Intial Setup Identify GIS Consultant & Project office Acquisition Hardware & Software Base data for Province Data for one Tikina (Tokaimalo ) Base data Manipulation Output Tikina data (Tokaimalo) Manipulation Output

18 © GIS/RS User Conference Implementation Total Setup Acquisition Data for 19 Tikina 19 Tikina data Manipulation Output User Training Setup of GIS Access centres (5) Official launch of Ra GIS

19 © GIS/RS User Conference Deliverables 20 Tikina GIS for Ra Province in place 5 GIS Access centres operational Nanukuloa Ra Provincial High School Rakiraki Lautoka Suva

20 © GIS/RS User Conference Beneficiaries 20 Tikina of Ra province Ra Population (2007 Census) 29,464 15,076 male 14,388 female Land Owning Units (Freehold, Crown, Native) Communal owned Qoliqoli Land Native Land – 98,680 ha Native Reserve – 36,186 ha Crown Land – 17,700 ha Freehold land - 15,970 ha Leases Crown – 127 leases Native – 1,164 leases Forest cover area and Ownership? Agricultural (non cane) area & production 7578 farmers Sugar Cane – 1060 farmers Non Sugar Cane – 6518 farmers

21 Conclusion Finalise Concept paper Produce technical paper Seek support from relevant Government Ministries, Statutory organisations and other Institutions eg SOPAC, USP GIS Unit Seek funding © GIS/RS User Conference

22 Questions? © GIS/RS User Conference

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