Participatory 3D Modelling for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Manus, PNG
This 1:25,000 scale (5x vertical exaggeration) Participatory 3D Model of Manus Province, PNG, was completed in September, 2011. The model measures 2.6 m x 5 m and corresponds to an area of 8,125 km2 on the ground. It has been the 2nd Participatory 3D Model constructed in Papua New Guinea.
Nearly 100 participants carried out a ‘participatory 3D modelling’ (P3DM) training and activity. These men, women and youth were from every corner of Manus and its surrounding islands, from local community groups and community representatives, local NGOs and local government. Collectively, they created a large model (1:25,000 scale) of the province, and transposed their local knowledge of features and land-use changes, and interpreted maps and existing data, to provide a detailed, verified, geo-referenced living landscape of the province.
With many of the national and provincial planners having joined the energetic model building efforts during the week, they were all formally invited to a final presentation by the P3DM participants. This gave a platform to present their view of Manus and discuss their perspective on requirements for current and future development plans (Hardcastle, 2011).
The 3D model has been produced in the framework of the Australian Government / AusAID supported project “Building the Resilience of Communities and their Ecosystems to the Impacts of Climate Change” and implemented in the context of the broader “Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Partnership” funded by Australian Government/AusAID, through the Nature Conservancy (TNC) and implemented by partners and communities in Solomon Islands, PNG and Marshall Islands
Participatory 3D Modelling in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
Vuet, P. 2011. Process documentation of the Participatory 3 Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) exercise in Manus Province, PNG. Partners With Melanesians, Port Moresby, PNG
Hardcastle, J. and Kas, T. 2011. A new dimension to participatory development planning in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea. Report produced in the framework of the The Nature Conservancy and the Australian Government / AusAID supported project “Building the Resilience of Communities and their Ecosystems to the Impacts of Climate Change in the Pacific, September 2011