Visit from the Commonwealth Secretary General and her esteemed delegation

We were deeply honored to welcome Patricia Scotland KC, Commonwealth Secretary-General, and her esteemed delegation to our office. Our discussions focused on strengthening our partnership with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and exploring the pivotal role that CSOs play in accessing climate finance, advancing climate action, addressing issues such as deep-sea mining and ocean resilience, advocating …

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Consultations at ‘Eua and Vava’u Communities regarding the Citizen Budget Guide, Deep Sea Mining, and more

Two consultation workshops for the communities of ʻEua on the Citizen Budget Guidelines, Deep Sea Mining and Green Climate Fund were held on the 20th & 21st of March 2024 by CSFT staff. Some of the concerns raised by the communities of ‘Eua were:– Increasing cost of living especially power and taxes on SMEs– why is …

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International Women’s Day 2024

“Equal and Balanced Support for Women in Organic Farming”“Ke Tatau mo Palanisi e Poupou ki he Kakai Fefine he Ngoue ʻOkeniki” Organized by Organic Pasifika #POETCom and TNYC-Tonga National Youth Congress to discuss what challenges women are facing as they become farmers and what are ways men can provide to support women in agriculture and farming.We …

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CSFT Staff Retreat

CSFT 3 days Retreat with the theme:“Enhancing CSFTʻs Visibility & Reputation by strengthening existing capacities, work ethics, and internal processes to accomplish CSFTʻs Vision and Mission in 2024”. Each staff member was given a key policy that CSFT must work with, both internally and externally, to present on, followed by presentations on the CSFT projects. Looking forward …

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Desk review on Tongaʻs National Service Delivery Protocol

Consultation/Validation/Information Workshop. Desk review on Tongaʻs National Service Delivery Protocol targeting CSO service providers. Eleven presenters from different sectors, Tonga National Centre for Women and Children Tonga Police Tfha Tonga Tnvia Tonga Lavame’a Ta’e’iloa Disabled People Association Inc The Salvation Army Tonga Uluaki Faiako Alonga Centre Tonga House 9 Foundation, Catholic Womenʻs League and CSFT presented very …

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Lokupo National Park site visit

Site visit to Lokupo at the ‘Eua National Park to see the trail in progress down to Lokupo Beach which goes pass the Fakamokomoko’anga ‘a Hina and Topuva’e ‘a Maui. This project, ‘Eua National Park Ranger Program, is the one of many innovative projects with an integrated approach to community based, owned, and locally managed conservation …

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The GEF SGP meets with the ‘Eua district members and Government officials

GEF Small Grants Programme Committee meeting with the Vahenga fonua ‘Eua and Government officials on the 17th of November 2023 at Blue Water Retreat to update on the ‘Eua Youth Congress’ Project at ‘Eua National Park.A Park Ranger Program to protect the environment, habitat, living things and natural resources of ‘Eua and also stop and …

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Climate Readiness Project takes two day workshop with community members

CSFT and Lavame’a Ta’e’iloa Disabled People Association Inc under the Green Climate Fund in partnership with Meidecc Office Department of Climate Change, Tonga and Ministry of Finance Kingdom of TONGA conducted a two days consultation on the 2nd & 3rd of November 2023 in Vava’u to enhance access of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Disabled …

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The Climate Readiness Project conducts consultation at Vava’u

The team from CSFT and Lavame’a Ta’e’iloa Disabled People Association Inc who are working under the Green Climate Fund project in partnership with Department of Climate Change, Tonga and Ministry of Finance Kingdom of TONGA are in Vavau to conduct consultation to enhance access of CSOs and DPOs to climate finance.They visited the Governor, Lord …

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