Tanorama provides experienced management staff and young professionals with specialist competencies and proven abilities in project planning and implementation, contract management, consultant and employee welfare, legal compliancy, financial management, quality control and risk management.

Tanorama draws its project management and development experts from within the organisation and from its database of qualified and experienced consultants. The firm utilises PNG consultants for the majority of its contracts, complimenting them with international consultants as required. Depending on the scope and nature of the project Tanorama also works in consortia with specialist local and international partner firms.

In order to manage its consultancies and projects and to deliver development outcomes for clients, the company has invested in building a management platform and processes that cater to the environment across PNG. 

Tanorama has particular strengths in developing, managing and overseeing contracts with individuals in order to build teams that suit specific client needs.

Whilst Tanorama has specialised in non-infrastructure consulting services, particularly in the areas of institutional strengthening, training and socio-economics, the company has also worked on a quite a number of infrastructure activities.

To complete our assignments successfully, Tanorama has developed a strong network and working relationships with public, private and civil society organisations and individuals across PNG and the region. In addition to its project management and development consulting expertise.

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Current projects:

Panguna Environment & Human Rights Impact Assessment Process

Facilitation and secretariat services to a multi-party impact assessment process. The process seeks to understand and where possible help address impacts caused by the Panguna mine.  

2nd National Crime & Safety Perception Study

A major survey across seven provinces to gauge perceptions about crime and safety issues and activities.

Alotau Wharf Development Project

Providing expert project and social impact personnel to support this major infrastructure development over two years. 

Design & Establishment of Community Development Foundation for Lihir

Together with international partners, Tanorama leads the design process engaging with local stakeholders, the miner and government. 

Completed projects:

  • Land Acquisition Support to PNG Power Limited for the Markham Valley Solar Project, October 2020 to April 2021 - DFAT funded 
    The objective of the consultancy was to provide technical support for PNG Power Limited for the land investigation and acquisition of the Markham Valley Solar (MVS) transmission line easement including, the development of land use agreements in compliance with relevant PNG legislation and PPL organisational requirements. Tanorama provided a project team leader and lands advisor to provide technical support to PPL representatives on the transmission line land acquisition process and discussions in line with DFAT Safeguards and IFC Performance, advise and propose (and prepare where necessary) arrangements to PPL for finalising land agreements and associated activities and components necessary for commencing project construction.
  • Data utilisation training for the Law and Justice Sector, JSS4D DFAT funded project
    Tanorama was contracted through JSS4D to design and deliver a data utilisation training course for M&E practitioners in the Law and Justice Sector. Specifically identifying and mapping relevant data processes, the utilisation of data I relation to the Annual Performance Report (APR) indicators for the sector, how data is shared and utilised across referral pathways and how data can be utilised for driving evidence-based change.
  • Evaluation of community perceptions and practises relating to African Swine Fever, 2020-2022, Australian Government supported Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) program - baseline survey and 3 follow up phone surveys
    Tanorama was engaged to design implement and report on the perceptions and impacts of African Swine Fever in five highlands provinces, including Hela, Enga and Southern Highlands. The management of this study required careful logistics planning and highly developed communication approaches given the misinformation circulating about the virus and the need to engage farmers, women, and persons with disability in the study. Noting too, the problems with sorcery related violence, particularly against women, care was also taken in the framing of questions and approaches to collect data about this and other sensitive matters.
  • Lihir Agreements Review, December 2015 to April 2021 - LGL funded
    Tanorama was engaged as the Independent Review facility to conclude a comprehensive review of all community related benefit arrangements for the Lihir Mine. This included a review of the memorandum of Agreement which dictated royalty flows and business opportunities to communities and reviewed the compensation and relocation agreements relating to land tenure and community resettlement arrangements. The review involved special inputs related to infrastructure development, community livelihoods, business development and land tenure and access reorganisation.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the World Bank supported Rural and Local Level Government Services Project, DFAT
    to examine outcomes of the community driven development grants process adopted under that project. This research activity over two years had a particular focus in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
  • Perception studies on Mining in PNG, multi-year, Newcrest
    Tanorama was engaged by Newcrest Mining to design implement analyse and report on the perceptions that Papua New Guineans have about mining in PNG. The study targeted a small but influential group including national parliamentary leaders, academics, media houses, private sector and civil society leaders and public service leaders. The results of the perception study were used to inform adjustments to Newcrest stakeholder engagement communication strategies.
  • Community Liaison services and preparation of the community identification and land lease strategy for the Ramu 2 Hydro Scheme. Eastern Highlands and Morobe provinces, March to October 2016 
    Kumul Consolidated Holdings (KCH) intends to develop the Ramu 2 Hydro Project to provide additional power generation capacity for the growing demand in the Highlands Province. The Project will augment the existing Ramu Hydroelectric power project generation capacity by an estimated 180MW. The Project consists of a proposed 7 km tunnel starting approximately 1 km downstream of the toe of the existing Ramu hydroelectric power facility. Golders and Tanorama were engaged to provide Social and Cultural Heritage, Environment, Land Investigation and Land Owner Coordination Management Services. Tanorama undertook genealogy and land studies and prepared a conceptual resettlement action plan built upon good practice in other projects in PNG. Tanorama also developed a conceptual Incorporated Land Group and Umbrella Landowner Company report to assist in the establishment of Incorporated Land Groups and Umbrella Landowner Company and developed options for how the communities might be catered for under benefit sharing arrangements. Tanorama provided, Social Mapping, Land and Resettlement Management Specialist and Community Liaison Specialists to the activity.
  • Comparative Social and Economic Survey, September to December 2018 - PNG Power Limited
    This comparative social and economic baseline study of the Rural On-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) was headed by Tanorama and delivered with the full support of PNG Power Limited (PPL). Tanorama covered 321 households in its study, using tablet technology to collect data and undertaking a service delivery assessment alongside the Household survey. The study included comparing those households introduced to on-grid services with those who do not have access to power. The focus of the study was to try to understand better what electricity is enabling for rural and peri-urban communities in PNG and as it relates to particular demographic groups. The results of this study would be used to inform the roll out of other rural on-grid projects in PNG. 
  • Mobile Banking Customer Level Qualitative Research Study in Papua New Guinea, 2018 - IFC
    The activity involved the design and conduct of focus groups with different demographic groups in three provinces, for input on matters of relevance, sustainability, impact, effectiveness, and efficiency among others. The research findings were produced in a written publication and an audio-visual case study presentation (videos available online) designed to maximise stakeholder understanding and uptake of findings and provide guidance for policy and planning for the three major commercial banks in PNG and telecommunications providers. Tanorama sub-contracted Square Circle to provide analysis and reporting inputs.
  • Small & Medium Access to Finance Training Project (SME), 2013 to 2016 - World Bank and the Department of Trade Commerce and Industry
    The Government of Papua New Guinea through the Department of Commerce, Trade and Industry and with support from the World Bank worked with financial institutions, private sector organisations and Provincial Governments to support improved financing and capacity development of the SME sector. Tanorama’s component of the program was for the design, delivery, assessment and monitoring of training programs covering business development and management skills and the development of plans to access finance through formal financial institutions. The training was targeted at three cohorts (1) Provincial Commerce officers from the 22 provinces who would help implement and support the program (2) Established SME operators and (3) women who aimed to upgrade their informal enterprises into formal businesses in order to access finance through registered financial institutions. SMEs involved in the training covered a range of business sectors, notable amongst them being infrastructure contractors, retail and wholesale operations, agriculture, livestock, poultry, fisheries and transportation services. Training was delivered in collaboration with the department and stakeholder partners, including, Bank South Pacific (BSP), Internal Revenue Commission (IRC), Investment Promotion Authority (IPA), Chamber of Commerce, and National Development Bank. Training was delivered in all regions of Papua New Guinea including Hela, Southern Highlands and Gulf provinces, with a total of 640 people trained since commencement with evidence on improved business plans, successful loan applications and, amongst the women’s cohort, the formalisation (registration) of businesses.
  • Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen (SPSN), Aug 2010 to June 2014 - AusAID funded project with URS Australia P/L as contract manager
    Tanorama provided the capacity building adviser to the project. The adviser’s inputs are focused on the Key Partner component which aims to provide $20 million in grant funds to leading CSO and government organisations in PNG for capacity building and service delivery purposes. This involves supporting grant recipients in assessing their business and development needs as relevant and in strengthening their design, implementation, review and evaluation of their funded activities.
  • Social Data Collection Training, Environmental and Social Baseline Studies, June to August 2013 - Oriomo Industrial Development, Western Province (Golder Associates/Tanorama)
    Tanorama provided a Research Specialist to undertake a socioeconomic baseline data collection and conducted a series of focus group discussion and in-depth Interviews with communities in the project impact area (PNG Sustainable Development Program.
  • Hela Hydropower Project Environment and Social Impact Assessment Study, November to December 2013 
    The overall purpose of the social impact assessment (SIA) was to thoroughly and sensitively collect key data for planning purposes, allow for mitigation action against identified social impacts and challenges, and at the same time maximise community support and gain consent for the project generally. For the socio-economic assessment aspect of the activity, a proper understanding of the communities will require a detailed reflection of their cultural origins and identity which underpin the traditional rituals and practices used to govern their society, dictate the allocation and sharing of traditional resources and how they draw upon this for their livelihood. Tanorama provided two lead researchers to the study team to conduct in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with local communities and reported its findings to the client.
  • Purari Hydro Project: Environmental Assessment and Environmental Management Plan, September to October 2011 
    PNG Energy Developments Limited (PNG EDL) investigated a potential hydropower development on the Purari river in the Gulf Province of PNG. As part of the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment for the project, ERM and Tanorama were engaged to investigate the potential impacts on the human environment, including social, health and cultural heritage in the middle Purari river and its drainage area, the Purari Delta. A combination of household survey and rapid rural appraisal methodology (focus groups and indepth interviews) were used during fieldwork to collect qualitative and quantitative baseline data and to further inform Delta villages of the Project feasibility study. Tanorama provided the local Researchers to collect baseline social, health and heritage data in the preliminary stage of the PNG SEIA process. The process used was consistent with practice in similar projects; following the International Finance Corporation (IFC) guidelines. 
  • Nimamar Rural Local Level Government 5 Year Development Plan, October 2010 to June 2011
    The ward planning exercise is a key strategy within the company’s new approach to improving community participation and development within the mine impacted and affected communities on Lihir Island. The long term objective is for the Lihir Island communities to attain self reliance and financial independence. Tanorama undertook community consultations, reviewing of existing ward plans and subsequently developing ward plans for 15 wards in the Nimamar RLLG. 
  • Tabubil Futures Project - Settlement Study - 2010, for PNG Sustainable Development Program
    The study was to examine the socio-economic characteristics of the settlement population living in and around Tabubil. In addition to collecting data and administering the survey, Tanorama was tasked with facilitating the enumerators training program, organising fieldwork arrangements and maintaining data quality. The study utilised Focus Groups and Key respondent interviews to collect data and analysed the results in relation to other national and international data and experiences.
  • Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Village Household Survey, September 2006 to April 2007 - OTML
    The 2007 CMCA Village Household Survey was a survey of all Community Mine Continuation Agreement Villages designed to produce up to date population counts and information on the social and economic status of the mine impacted communities. Tanorama was contracted by OTML to work in conjunction with other specialist advisers as well as staff from OTML’s Community Relations Unit to provide several key personnel to the Survey Project Team. Tanorama personnel were responsible for ensuring both the progress and the quality of data collection was maintained. The output from the village survey was to help OTML in monitoring the social and economic status of CMCA communities, provide an up-to-date population count for planning purposes and assist CMCA villages in identifying development projects.

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