Workshop on Socioeconomic Assessment and Monitoring in American Samoa

HDRP conducted a workshop on Socioeconomic Assessment and Monitoring in American Samoa from April 30-May 10, 2007. Thirty-five participants from various agencies (including the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, NOAA Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), the American Samoa Coral Reef Advisory Group, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Samoa Department of Commerce, the National Park Service, Land Grant, and Reefwatcher program) were trained in the following areas:

  1. The importance and use of socioeconomic/human dimensions data for management
  2. Methodology for designing and conducting village-based socioeconomic surveys (classroom and field-based)
  3. Use of SurveyPro software for data entry and analysis
  4. Applications of socioeconomic information to marine (and other natural resource) management.
The Workshop on Socioeconomic Assessment and Monitoring in 
            American Samoa was attended by an enthusiastic group of participants from government agencies.
The Workshop on Socioeconomic Assessment and Monitoring in American Samoa was attended by an enthusiastic group of participants from government agencies.

Ray Tulafono, Director of DMWR, opened the training, which was conducted by Stewart Allen and Arielle Levine from PIFSC and Stacey Kilarski (Formerly PIRO), who assisted in training participants in the use of SurveyPro software.