SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SAMOA TRAINING.

2 - 4 March, 2022

Participants attending the three day training

The purpose of the training is to improve the knowledge and awareness of key Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) stakeholders, members and staff on the importance of sustainable development, the use of sustainable planning tools, as well as the roles and functions of the STA in line with the PUMA (Planning Urban Management Agency) Act 2004.

The training focused on: 

  • Improve understanding on the various requirements and development consent process and procedures of the PUMA Act 2004 and relevant approvals for tourism operations in Samoa. 
  • Improve understanding on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure and coordination mechanisms in place in PUMA and STA: where possible, agreed on entry points for share decision making. 
  • Improve understanding and knowledge about the range of support service offered by Samoa agencies and SPREP for sustainable development. 
  • Enhance awareness and understanding of sustainable development and actions to strengthen sustainable tourism. 

Presentation:

THIRD CLEAN PACIFIC ROUND TABLE MEETING SIDE EVENT 

17 November 2021 

A TALANOA session how effective the role women, youth and communities are, in the implementation of the regional multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) addressing waste.