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TDA Area 3 - Manono

TDA 3 Manono 

Based on the previous investigations, the community visioning process, further investigations undertaken as part of this project and the timeframes and budget associated with this project a prioritized series of projects has been developed for TDA 3.

Manono is a small island of Samoa situated approximately 3.4 km west north west off Upolu in the Apolima Strait between the main islands of Savai'i and Upolu. There are four villages located on the island which has a total population of 889. Faleu Tai the largest village is on the southern side of the island, Salua Tai is on the north and Lepuia’i Tai and Apai Tai are on the south-west facing coast.

A community visioning exercise for TDA 3 was undertaken with active participation by tourism operators and community representatives during a four day workshop in March 2015. The workshop utilised a combined approach in which community visioning was conducted by the Samoa Tourism Authority team and Participatory 3 Dimensional modelling (P3D) was facilitated by the P3D team from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment – Forestry Division.

Participants were asked to consider the ‘past, present and future’ of their Tourism Development Area (TDA) in order to identify common goals and a realistic practical path forward within the constraints of changing climatic conditions. The P3D process enabled participants to contextualise adaptation options according to geographic and physical variables. Figure 2.3 shows some of the workshop attendees with the model they developed during the workshop.

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Tourism Development Area Management Plan