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Understand Risk and Liabilities to Tonga before deciding on DSM says US Lawyer

PRESS RELEASE 21/06/2023   If Tonga consents to deep sea mining, it is important for the people and the government to know what are the risks and liabilities involved, says US lawyer, Lori Osmundsen.  Osmundsen, who authored the Civil Society Forum of Tonga commissioned report titled, “Tonga and Deep Sea Mining: An Evaluation of Legal …

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Distributing Emergency Water Filtration Kits to the Community of ‘Atataa

Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) and the TNYC-Tonga National Youth Congress team delivered 22 Emergency Kits to the community of ‘Atata Is. and 12 to the community of Mango Is. who are currently still in recovery mode following the aftermath of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption of January 2022. We’d like to thank GlobalMedic …

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CSOs & DPOs Climate Readiness Project – Inception Programme

Inception workshop was held on the 31st March 2023 at the LDS Chapel, Mailetaha. The inception was lead by Civil Society Forum of Tonga and Lavame’a Ta’e’iloa Disabled People Association Inc on “Enhancing Access of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) to Climate Finance for Building Resilience of Most Vulnerable Groups in …

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Visit from the German Special Envoy for the Pacific Island States Ambassador Beate Grzeski

Honored to have the German Special Envoy for the Pacific Island States Ambassador Beate Grzeski visit the Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) and our partner at the TNYC-Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) on the 30th of March 2023.  Germany donated a water truck, wood shredder and funded the compost house at the TNYC Organic & …

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Distributing Emergency Water Filtration Kits to the Community of Kanokupolu

Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) and the TNYC-Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) team delivered 30 Emergency Kits to the women of Kanokupolu who are currently still in recovery mode following the aftermath of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption of January 2022. We’d like to thank GlobalMedic again for delivering us the Emergency Kits and Friends …

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Water tank donations from the Friends of Tonga to the island community of Nomuka

Our partner The Friends of Tonga (FoT) have donated rainwater cisterns which have been installed across Nomuka, located in the Ha’apai island group! FoT provided funding for the installation of water collection systems and aquaculture farming in Ha’apai.  Here is that press release: https://www.friendsoftonga.org/articles/press-release Nomuka was one of the closest islands to the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption. Almost …

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Cash for Crop donations to the island community of Nomuka

After being made possible by Oxfam in the Pacific via their Cash for Crops Project to ship 15 sacks of root crops to Nomuka in collaboration with Civil Society Forum of Tonga, showcasing below the distribution of crops to the Kainga in Nomuka.

Special Needs Class field trip

Supported by Civil Society Forum of Tonga, Special Needs Class, GMS Ngele’ia was able to have a field trip to Play Tonga, Airport, Tupou College Toloa, Royal Palace and ended the day at Ancient Tonga to celebrate the End of the Year and also World Disability Day.