Civil Society Forum of Tonga conducting Data Collection Workshop for Community and CSO groups

Civil Society Forum of Tonga conducting Data Collection Workshop for Community and CSO groups
August 11, 2021 No Comments Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Workshop Day 1

(12/8/2021, Nuku’alofa) – The Government of Tonga and the European Union (EU) are joining their efforts to further promote good governance and to strengthen the policy dialogue capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) in an effort to influence public policies and institutions that serve citizens’ interests. The Civil Society Forum of Tonga has been granted funds under the EU 11th European Development Fund to develop the capacity of CSO to engage effectively in policy dialogue and budget processes with Government and strengthening their research capacity and data collection within the focal areas of Gender, Disability, Youth and Energy”.

One of the core activities includes conducting three consecutive workshops on how to collect data.

The target audience include women’s groups & youth groups both at CSO and Community level.

The first workshop will start on Thursday, 12th of August, at the LDS Hall on Vaha’akolo Rd, Kolofo’ou. The CSFT sessions will focus on CSO data collection; concept, type and issues considered and research advocacy. There will also be a guest speaker from the government’s

Statistics Department on the ‘Importance of data to development of Tonga’. This project is expected to boost the importance of data collection at community level and CSO level with a focus on the key thematic areas of Gender, Youth, Disability and Energy. 

ENDS.

Media Contacts: Mrs. Mele’ana Moala’eua, Office of the Civil Society Forum of Tonga, Tel: +676 28 282, Email: moalaeua.meleana@gmail.com 

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