SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Listing Projects - Country of Tonga (1653)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Monitoring Coastal Changes on Tongatapu, Tonga A coastal resurvey in 1995 provided a detailed inventory of beach sand resources on Tongatapu, Tonga and concluded that current rates of extraction are unsustainable . The primary objectives of the study are to resurvey and delineate the sand resource of beaches on Tongatapu, evaluate the extent of recent coastal changes, investigateof the rate of sand production & evaluate the procedures for coastal monitoring and resource management on Tupungato. Aggregates (A) Survey 1995
Training and Technical Assistance The identification and provision of training attachments for PIC Nationals and provision of technical assistance as required and requested. Energy (E) Training 2006
Funding Assistance for Pacific Regional Energy Program (PREP) Funding assistance was provided to Tonga to allow the completion of the original Pacific Regional Energy Program, Schools Education Program. This involved the training of teachers and the printing of the booklets prepared during the initial phase of the program. Energy (E) Technical Assistance 1998
SOPAC Regional Co-ordination Role in Disaster Management This task was initiated in response to decision by the leaders participating in the 1995 Forum meeting in Madang with the purpose of liaising and cooperating with other agencies to maintain and also establish new programs in coastal management and hazard assessment. Efforts to take a cohesive and planned approach to disaster management in the South Pacific began in the late 1970s with a series of disaster awareness seminars and the early development of national disaster plans. During the 1980s, the Pacific Island Disaster Program produced several publications on disaster preparedness, NGO training programs were developed and supported by the Australian Overseas Disaster Response Organisation (AODRO). In the 1990s, disaster management increasingly took on a regional flavour with regular annual IDNDR regional meetings and discussions at Forum meetings. A proposal for a regional coordination unit in the South Pacific Forum Secretariat was approved in principle by the FOC in 1994; however, a review of the Forum Secretariat operations in late 1995 recommended that SOPAC be the lead agency for coordination of disaster management in the region. Hazards (H) Activity/Task 1996
Energy Audit of the SOPAC Secretariat (cont'd) The preparation of a final report on the audit and savings leading to an increase in energy efficiency projects and the adoption of good practice by individual PICs. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2005
Offshore Mineral Policy Development National consultations to advance formulation and agreement on national offshore mineral policies and regulations. Minerals (M) Policy and Governance 2008
Human Resource Development Workshops Regional workshops will be implemented as required to support activities of other Programs. A workshop on Volcano Monitoring to be run by SOPAC and IAVCEI is planned for February 1997. There are plans for a follow-up workshop by PETRAD in Port Moresby on petroleum related matters. Human Resources Development (HRD) Workshop 1997
Establish National Training Support Mechanisms in member countries National Training Advisory Committees established in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Training 2003
Provision of Policy and Advice - Natural Resources Management Natural Resources Governance / Policy advice, cost-benefit analyses of key SOPAC intervention areas, assistance with development of new policy initiatives. Aggregates (A) Policy and Governance 2008
Pacific Chapter of Internet Society (PICISOC) Increased awareness of ICT and specifically Internet in PICs. Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Activity/Task 2009