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To intensify the conservation of the province's rich cultural heritage, Ifugao State University (IFSU), an institution that banners heritage stewardship in its vision, brought together representatives from the different municipalities of Ifugao today to inform them on the new project on which they will closely collaborate with this year.

Vice President for Research Development, Extension and Training (RDET) Dr. Marissa P. Bulong stated that the endeavor aims to create a Knowledge Management System (KMS) for the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) that will positively impact the next generation and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mr. Monchito L. Binwek, Chief of the Information and Communication Technology Section, said that a KMS is a system designed to make it easier to share and integrate knowledge. He further quipped that this will serve as a repository of gathered knowledge that can be analyzed, and re-used.

“The KMS will aid in resolving the issue of unorganized records and archives on the IRT which seriously affects the timely issuance of reports and other actions for the IRT,” enthused Ms. Marah Joy A. Nanglegan, Director of the Department of Extension and Training.

Mr. Binwek proposed having a Heritage Website as it is mobile-friendly and responsive. He encouraged that the website should be easy to navigate through easy-to-understand names.

He assured the representatives of the Local Government Units that they would be of assistance, particularly during the initial development of their website.

The KMS on the IRT project is under the Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight initiative backed by the Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano being the Chair of the SDGs, Innovations, and Futures Thinking Committee.

Said event is spearheaded by the IRT - Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Center headed by Director Judy C. Baggo.