Participatory 3D Model referred to as “visual conversation” tool
|1:10,000 scale participatory 3D model of |
Tobago produced by Tobagonians in the
two-week workshop held at
The ceremony marked the end of a 14-day workshop which was hosted by CANARI and the UWI in conjunction with the THA to pilot the building of the P3DM in the Caribbean. The workshop, which was coordinated by CANARI’s, Senior Technical Officer and Manager of Forest, Livelihoods and Governance Programme, Mrs. Neila Bobb-Prescott, was held to train facilitators from around the Caribbean, in the use of participatory processes for communicating information relating to climate change and its impact on communities. Part of the training also included using PV to evaluate the effectiveness of the P3DM process.
On October 11, CANARI’s Executive Director, Ms Nicole Leotaud, facilitated a session with stakeholders from Tobago to prepare a summary of the impacts of climate change in Tobago, outline how climate change is affecting them and the steps they are taking to adapt to these impacts.
On October 12, the stakeholders of Tobago presented the summary to the THA and called on the THA to use the information on the model to design policies to lessen the impact of climate change on their livelihood activities and the island of Tobago as a whole.
|Anthony Cordner shares the Tobago 'story' of |
climate change during the handover ceremony at the
Tobago Hospitality and Training Institute
Fisherfolk reported that they have adapted to the changes by sailing further offshore to fish. Some farmers indicated that they had switched from farming to fishing and others reported that they were digging wells closer to rivers to water their crops. Laura Williams of the group Anse Fromager from the village of Golden Lane called on the THA to partner with communities to deal with the impacts of climate change.
|Clement Bobb, President of the Tobago Cocoa Farmers |
Association refers to the 3D model as
a “visual conversation tool"
Meantime, in receiving the model, Secretary for Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and the Environment, the Honorable Gary Melville expressed the THA and Executive Council’s “deepest appreciation” for the efforts of facilitators, funding agencies and all others who had a hand in creating the “visual conversation” tool.
The Secretary promised to increase the use of the participatory approach to deal with climate change. He said the model was an example of the level of output that could be achieved when many organizations and people join forces for a common purpose.
|Hon. Gary Melville, Neila Bobb Prescott from CANARI |
and Lamon Rurren from CTA admiring
the completed 3D model
In addressing the ceremony, Giacomo Rambaldi, Senior Programme Coordinator at the CTA said he, like everyone else, was pleased with the model and glad to witness what had taken place. Mr. Rambaldi, who has extensive experience in creating participatory 3D models, attended the last two days of the workshop.
Likewise, Sasha Jattansingh, Programme Assistant of the UNDP GEF Small Grants programme, said she appreciated the great work undertaken by CANARI, UWI, THA and participants in the workshop.
By and large, the ceremony was well represented by members from all the sectors that had taken part in the workshop. Everyone who participated – students, informants and trainee facilitators – were awarded certificates.
|Facilitators, trainees and informants pose with |
Bheshem Ramlal (UWI) and Giacomo Rambaldi (CTA)
after the handover ceremony
- Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA);
- Caribbean Institute for Meteorology & Hydrology (CIMH)
- Consorcio Ambiental Dominicano (CAD)
- Caribbean Association for Youth Development (CAYD);
- Woburn Community
- Groupe de Action Francophone pour l'Environnement (GAFE)
- Forestry Department, Forest Science and Technology;
- Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM)
- Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines:
Trinidad and Tobago:
- Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
- Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI);
- Institute of Marine Affairs Trinidad and Tobago (IMA);
- Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society;
- Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM);
- Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE), Tobago
US Virgin Islands:
- The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
- Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME), IOCARIBE - UNESCO
Papua New Guinea
- Partners with Melanesians (PwM)
- Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
- The UNDO GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP)
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