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IPOGEA Research Centre on Traditional and Local Knowledge

IPOGEA’s general management approach is to encourage the full development of local skills and resources, and to inventory and enhance local archaeological, historical, environmental and traditional values. To this end IPOGEA and UNESCO have hammered out a methodology for the classification of local values (SITTI: Iconograrphic System of Traditional and Innovative Techniques) and the creation of readily accessible archives and data banks (TKWB - Traditional Knowledge World Bank) that allow the memory and values of specific places to be preserved, and that provide operational tools for the organization of territorial parks. For this aim IPOGEA together with UNESCO promoted the creation of ITKI (International Traditional Knowledge Institute) and ITKNET (International Traditional Knowledge Network of Experts).
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