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Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) exercise Tonga

Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) exercise Tonga

Event Overview

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU (CTA) will support the deployment of two staff from the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) in participating as facilitators and trainers in a Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) exercise which will take place in Vavau, Tonga

The activity will contribute to the successful implementation of the larger UNDP GEF-funded and SPREP-implemented Tonga Integrated Island Biodiversity Project. The exercise will take place on 16-20 November, 2015.

It is expected that in addition to involving the local communities in a collegial knowledge documentation and planning exercise at least 10 local government / NGO staff will be trained in practicing P3DM. CTA supplied training material, handouts and attendance/participation certificates.


  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • MNRE

    The role of the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is to make sure that the environment and human health are protected, that we use our natural resources and services as sustainably as possible and contribute to economic growth. As an environmental regulator – we target our efforts to maintain and improve environmental standards and to minimize unnecessary burdens on the environment. As an environmental administrator – we are a national ministry. We work with people and communities to protect and improve the environment in an integrated way. As an environmental advisor – we compile and assess the best available evidence and use these to report on the state of the environment. We provide technical information and policy advice to the government to support their roles in decision making. As an environmental Advocate - we are environmental stewards advocating for better environmental outcomes.


    Pacific island people depend on their natural environment for their sustenance and livelihoods. These vital resources and ecosystems are under ever-increasing pressure as our islands strive to address their economic aspirations and meet the needs of their growing populations. The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been charged by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region with the protection and sustainable development of the region's environment. SPREP is based in Apia, Samoa, with over 90 staff.


    Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

  • UNEP

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP work encompasses: Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends Developing international and national environmental instruments Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment